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Drury Plaza Hotel Opens its Doors on the San Antonio River Walk

(ST. LOUIS) – Feb. 12, 2007 – The San Antonio River Walk welcomes the opening of the new Drury Plaza Hotel, located at Market & St. Mary's Street. The hotel is owned by Drury Southwest Corporation and operated by Drury Inns, Inc. Approximately 90 jobs will be created in the community with the opening of this hotel.

"It is wonderful to revive such a beautiful building with so much history," offered Curt Greer, General Manager. "The original Alamo National Bank was 'The Bank' in its day. Its revival as the Drury Plaza Hotel offers a tremendous asset to the city of San Antonio."

The Drury Plaza Hotel represents the second historic restoration on the famous River Walk for Drury Hotels. Its first, Drury Inn & Suites at Commerce and St. Mary's, brought the Petroleum Commerce Building, circa 1921 back to life almost eight years ago.

The interior of the Drury Plaza Hotel includes filled travertine flooring and a "Tiffany" inspired lobby featuring 50-foot ceilings. Within the lobby are the original, refurbished chandeliers dating back to 1929 and beautiful stained glass windows can be found throughout. On the exterior of the building stands what the building is most famous for, its rooftop weather spire, which will be relit in the spring 2007. Two restaurants are planned for this hotel, with an opening date scheduled for sometime later this year. Guests can take advantage of a huge variety of cuisine just outside the hotel's front door on the River Walk.

This newly remodeled hotel features an expansive breakfast area with the brand's signature free HOT! QUIKSTART® breakfast, which will include scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, made-to-order pancakes, 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 offered daily, high-speed wireless Internet access in all guest rooms, lobby and meeting rooms, free long distance calls, outdoor rooftop pool and two whirlpools, exercise room, guest pantry and guest laundry facility. All guest rooms are deluxe and include either two queen beds, or a king bed. A number of two-room suites are available and every room is equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. Guests can enjoy their favorite TV channels like HBO, CNN, ESPN, the Weather Channel and a variety of many others. On-site, covered parking at a nominal fee is available.

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