Drury Ranked #1 According to Market Metrix
(ST. LOUIS) - February 23, 2010 - Drury Hotels has earned top honors in the 2009 Market Metrix Hospitality Index, ranking #1 among Midscale Hotels without Food & Beverage. Since 2006, Drury Hotels has consistently rated #1 in Market Metrix’s index of all brands or in its segment. Market Metrix surveys 35,000 travelers every quarter and is a leader in helping hospitality companies measure and improve their performance. Click here for full results from Market Metrix.
"We are honored to receive these high ratings from our guests," said Chuck Drury, President & CEO of Drury Hotels. "It is our goal to improve both our service and product every year. In 2010, we’ve added free hot evening food and will continue to provide the same Drury service our guests have grown to expect."
Drury outscored 16 other brands in its segment including Candlewood, Wingate Inns and Hampton Inn & Suites. With an overall score of 90.9, Drury Hotels not only outpaced its closest competitor by 4.2 points but scored higher than a number of luxury and upscale brands such as Ritz Carlton (89.6), Four Seasons (86.6), Walt Disney World Resorts (87.5), Marriott (84.0) and Hilton (82.0).
The honor capped off a successful year for Drury Hotels, which also received their fourth consecutive J.D. Power & Associates Award and unveiled their newest free amenity, the 5:30 Kickback®.
At Drury’s 5:30 Kickback, guests are served free hot food & cold beverages. Chicken tenders, charbroiled meatballs, hot dogs, beer, wine and mixed drinks highlight the rotating menu. The 5:30 Kickback is the latest addition to Drury’s amenity package, which also includes free hot breakfast, free wireless Internet, free local and long distance calls and much more.
Drury Hotels Company, LLC is a Missouri-based, family-owned and operated hotel system with more than 130 hotels in 20 states from Arizona to North Carolina and from Texas to Michigan. Brands include Drury Inn & Suites, Drury Inn, Drury Plaza Hotel, Drury Suites, Pear Tree Inn by Drury, as well as other hotels in the mid-price hotel segment. For a complete listing of all Drury hotels or for reservations, visit druryhotels.com or call 1-800-DRURYINN.