New Drury Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee, nears completion

Drury Inn and Suites Knoxville West

Hotel general manager and area sales manager named

The Drury Inn & Suites Knoxville West is nearing completion and will begin to welcome guests Oct. 1. The new hotel is the company’s first property in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the third in the state. In addition to its 180 guest rooms, the property features more than 2,800 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.

As the hotel readies for guests, Drury team member Aaron Alger has been named the property’s general manager, and Megan Gemignani will serve as the area sales manager. Once open, the hotel will employ 40 full- and part-time team members.

“Knoxville is a vibrant, growing area, and we look forward to opening our first property in the city,” said Chuck Drury, president and CEO of Drury Hotels. “We have an exceptional team in place in Knoxville, and I’m confident Aaron and his team will provide the kind of award-winning service our guests have come to expect from Drury.”

Located at I-40 and N Cedar Bluff Road, Drury Inn & Suites Knoxville West is near the Sunsphere in World's Fair Park; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Market Square; and more. The new Drury hotel is the ideal location for guests traveling for business or leisure with Drury’s free Wi-Fi, fitness center and other amenities.

The Drury Inn & Suites Knoxville West offers a wide range of complimentary amenities, including:

Drury Hotels has been family-owned and operated since 1973. For a complete listing of all Drury hotels or for reservations, visit or call 1-800-DRURYINN. For information about career opportunities at Drury Hotels, please apply online at

About Drury Hotels Company
Drury Hotels Company is a Missouri-based, family-owned and operated hotel system with more than 150 hotels in 25 states. Founded in 1973, Drury Hotels has been recognized by the J.D. Power 2018 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Studysm, earning the award for “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Midscale Hotel Chains.” 2018 marked the 13th consecutive year Drury received this award.* 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-priced hotel segment. Drury Hotels continues to provide exceptional value for business and leisure travelers with its many free amenities - Travel Happy®. For more information, visit or call 1-800-DRURYINN. Join the conversation on Twitter @druryhotels or on Facebook.

*Drury Hotels received the highest numerical score among upper midscale hotels in the proprietary J.D. Power 2005-2018 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Studiessm. The 2018 study is based on responses gathered between June 2017 and May 2018 from more than 63,000 guests in Canada and the United States who stayed at a hotel in North America between May 2017 and May 2018. For more information, visit