New Drury Hotel in Columbia, Missouri, nears completion

Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia EastThe property is the 36th Drury Hotel in the state

The Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East is nearing completion and will begin to welcome guests beginning July 28. The new hotel is the company’s second property in Columbia, Missouri, and 36th in the state. In addition to its 210 guest rooms, the property features more than 3,200 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.

As the hotel readies for guests, Drury team member Tom Drury has been named the property’s general manager and Leah Stotts will serve as the area sales manager. Stotts and Drury are both graduates of the University of Missouri – Columbia.

“Columbia is one of the fastest growing areas of Missouri, and we’re thrilled to open our second property in the city,” said Chuck Drury, president and CEO of Drury Hotels. “Under Tom’s leadership, we look forward to providing the same friendly service, clean rooms and honest value our guests have come to expect.”

Located at I-70 and Highway 63, the Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East is just minutes from the University of Missouri, Columbia College and Stephens College, as well as The University of Missouri and VA hospitals. 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 Plaza Hotel Columbia East 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 2017 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Studysm, earning the award for “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Midscale Hotel Chains.” 2017 marked the 12th 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 - The Extras Aren’t Extra®. 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 2005-2017 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Studiessm. The 2017 study is based on responses gathered between June 2016 and May 2017 from more than 63,000 guests in Canada and the United States who stayed at a hotel in North America between May 2016 and May 2017. For more information, visit