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Drury Hotels Celebrates 50 Years

The U.S. hotel chain is offering promotions to honor the occasion.

By Amy Durham

the Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando multi-story hotel with an empty parking lot is in front of a blue and pink sunset sky
The Drury Plaza Hotel in Orlando – Disney Springs® Area CREDIT Drury Hotels Company

Drury Hotels Company, a family-owned and operated hospitality group, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company was founded in 1973 by the Drury family, who opened the first Drury Inn in Sikeston, Missouri. Since then, Drury Hotels has expanded to operate 150 hotels across 26 states in the United States, including Drury Inn & Suites, Drury Inns, Drury Plaza Hotels, and Pear Tree Inns.

Drury Hotels is focused on providing the best value for guests and has been a pioneer in offering free amenities in the hotel industry. In 2003, they were among the first to offer free hot breakfast to their guests, and in 2010, they introduced free 5:30 Kickback® with dinnertime snacks and cold beverages. The company’s latest enhancement is The Kitchen + Bar, which offers late-night dining options at 16 Drury Hotels, with plans to add eight more by the end of 2024. Drury Hotels has earned a record-breaking 17th consecutive J.D. Power award for Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Mid-Scale Hotel Chains in 2022, setting a record for the most consecutive wins in the travel and hospitality category.

Continued growth is a focus for Drury Hotels. In December 2022, the company opened the 604-room Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando located within the Disney Springs Area, an Official Walt Disney World Hotel. In the past five years, Drury Hotels has opened 16 new hotels including downtown Nashville, Tennessee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Richmond, Virginia; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Dallas, Texas. In addition, three new hotels are currently under construction in Tallahassee, Florida; Savannah, Georgia; and Arlington, Texas.

To mark its 50th anniversary, Drury Hotels is offering promotional opportunities to guests, including a group booking promotion and double points for enrolled Drury Rewards members. Anniversary themed cocktails will be available at 5:30 Kickback from mid-April to August, including Golden Margaritas at Drury Plaza Hotels and Kelso Collins at Drury Inn & Suites and Drury Inns.