(ST. LOUIS, MO)- Feb. 20, 2008 – The new Drury Inn & Suites hotel located at the intersection of I-44 and Hampton Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri opened today. This hotel becomes the 20th property owned and operated in St. Louis by the Drury family. Located near the historic “Hill” district and a short distance from Shaw’s Garden, this hotel will employ approximately 25 – 30 people.
“Drury has a long history in the St. Louis community,” offered Doug Johaningmeyer, General Manager of the Drury Inn & Suites. “Now with this mid-town location as our 20th St. Louis hotel, we can accommodate Drury guests in almost every part of the city and outlying area.”
The new, five-story Drury Inn & Suites, with a façade of brick, porcelain and glass, offers a warm and inviting lobby. The brand’s signature free HOT! QUIKSTART® breakfast is served in an expansive seating area and features scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, Belgian waffles, juices, hot and cold cereals, toast, fresh fruit, milk, coffee, tea, pastries and other assorted baked goods. Along with the breakfast, Drury’s value package includes free evening beverages served daily.
The 164-room hotel features free wireless Internet access in all guest rooms, lobby and in its 5,000 square feet of meeting space. Other amenities include one hour of free long distance calls in every room, every night, an indoor pool and whirlpool, exercise room, guest pantry and guest laundry facility. All guest rooms are deluxe and include either two queen beds, or a king bed. Every room is equipped with a microwave and refrigerator and guests can enjoy their favorite TV channels like HBO, CNN, ESPN, the Weather Channel and a variety of many others.
A special feature of this hotel is its in-house restaurant. Bartolino’s Osteria, a long-time St. Louis favorite, has moved from its former location on Hampton Avenue to the Drury Inn & Suites. Bartolino’s is a family owned restaurant with a rich tradition in fine Italian cuisine and special family recipes. A member of this restaurant family is always on-site, providing the best food experience possible for patrons. This restaurant marks the 3rd establishment for the Bartolino family, who first opened their business in 1969.
SOURCE: Drury Hotels