Our Historic Restorations

When we choose locations for new hotels, we often help communities by restoring older buildings to create top-notch hotels. We currently have renovated 11 historic buildings. Learn more about our historic renovations below.

Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita

Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita

Construction of The Broadview Hotel, located just outside of downtown Wichita’s Old Town neighborhood, began on September 15, 1921, and the hotel welcomed its first guests only eight months later. Built along the banks of the Arkansas River near the Chisholm Trail, it soon became known as the premier hotel in the Midwest for its central location in the city along popular transportation lines.

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Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown

Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown

Cleveland architectural firm Walter and Weeks is credited with the completion of the Board of Education building in 1931 on the east side of the Cleveland Mall. The building is one of six contributing to the Mall and completes the Group Plan of Cleveland of 1903, the earliest and most fully realized plan for a major city outside of Washington, D.C.

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Drury Inn and Suites New Orleans

Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans

Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans is located on Poydras Street in the Central Business District — only four blocks from the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. The St. Charles Street Car runs next to the hotel, connecting passengers to the Garden District and Uptown. Today, this area is known for world-class restaurants, vibrant nightlife, jazz clubs and Cajun culture. In the early 1900s, this area was very similar to the bustling urban corridor it is today.

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Drury Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown

Drury Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown

The Federal Reserve Bank of Pittsburgh is one of two Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland offices, with the other calling Cincinnati home. The Pittsburgh location served as a repository of currency for regional banks and as a trading and auction center for treasury securities and bonds until 2012.

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Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

The City Public Service Building was constructed in 1921 for the offices of the San Antonio Public Service Company, which provided commercial and residential gas and electric services. Also known as the Petroleum Commerce Building, it was designed by prominent San Antonio architects Ayres and Ayres: a father-and-son team responsible for other notable downtown buildings such as the Municipal Auditorium and the Smith-Young Tower.

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Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

The Alamo National Bank Building stands 24 stories tall on San Antonio’s historic Paseo del Rio, spanning one city block facing St. Mary’s Street. Built of structural steel and concrete, construction was complete by 1929 in the early days of the Great Depression. The building is trimmed in granite and marble, elegant terra cotta embellishments, molded plaster and decorative bronze.

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Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe

Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe

The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe is located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe on Palace Avenue. The site is adjacent to St. Francis Cathedral, built by Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy between 1869 and 1886. In the 1910s, a portion of the property was a dormitory for the Sisters of Charity. The primary facade is from the 1950s St. Vincent's Hospital, designed by John Gaw Meem, and is an excellent example of late Territorial Revival style.

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Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch

The Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch sits in an entire square block of downtown St. Louis: between 4th Street and Memorial Drive, Market Street and Walnut Street. It’s only blocks from the Mississippi riverfront and the Gateway Arch. In the early 1900s, this area was professional office space and industrial or manufacturing warehouses.

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Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Convention Center

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Convention Center

In the late 1800s, public markets were vital grocery, retail and social gathering places in central urban areas. Union Market in downtown St. Louis occupied a full city block on Broadway, surrounded by tall office buildings and industrial warehouses only a few blocks from the Mississippi riverfront. Originally built in 1866, it was replaced by a more modern, expanded facility in 1925.

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Drury Inn St. Louis Union Station

Drury Inn St. Louis Union Station

Across the street from Union Station – once the nation’s largest train terminal – is a brick building that once housed a plush clubhouse, fitness facility and hotel for the St. Louis Railroad Young Men’s Christian Association. Just west of the Union Station train shed, it originally opened its doors on September 1, 1907, to serve as many as 400,000 transient railroad workers per year.

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Drury Plaza Hotel Milwaukee Downtown

Drury Plaza Hotel Milwaukee Downtown

The First Financial Centre in Milwaukee was built in 1928 by Eschweiler & Eschweiler. The firm designed the building in Art Deco style. In the 1980s, the building facade was covered by brick to help modernize the building. The decorative lobby elevator doors remain as they were in 1928.

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