Construction Underway on New Drury Inn & Suites in Mt. Vernon

(ST. LOUIS, MO) – March 8, 2013 – Construction started last week on the new Drury Inn & Suites Mt. Vernon, Illinois located at I-57/64 and IL Route 15. The new hotel will take the place of the Drury Inn and Thrifty Inn hotels formerly at this location.

“We are happy to continue to be part of the City of Mt. Vernon,” said Chuck Drury, President and CEO of Drury Hotels Company. “Drury has been a part of this community for 36 years and we look forward to providing business travelers and vacationing families with a clean, comfortable place to stay, at a great value.”

The new 180-room Drury Inn & Suites hotel will feature a unique, contemporary exterior design. Meeting planners for businesses and organizations will appreciate the hotel’s 3,000 plus square feet of flexible meeting space for their next event, equipped to accommodate a variety of groups and events.

Guests will enjoy many amenities, including the brand’s signature free Hot Breakfast. Served in the hotel’s expansive seating area, Drury’s breakfast features scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, Belgian waffles and more.

The Drury value package also includes the 5:30 Kickback®, with free hot food and cold beverages served to all guests between 5:30 and 7 pm. Other free amenities include free long distance and local calls, free popcorn and soda in the lobby, an indoor/outdoor pool & whirlpool, exercise room, guest pantry, guest laundry facility and microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms. These inclusive amenities support the brand’s tagline, The Extras Aren’t Extra!®.

Drury Hotels was recently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates for ranking "Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-Scale Limited Service Hotel Chains, Seven Years in a Row" in the firm's 2012 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Studysm. This year, Drury earned top honors in the 2012 Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI), ranking #1 among all hotel brands in the world.

Drury Hotels Company is a Missouri-based, family-owned and operated hotel system with more than 130 hotels in 20 states from Arizona to the Carolinas and from Texas to Michigan. Brands include Drury Inn & Suites, Drury Inn, Drury Plaza Hotels, Drury Suites, Pear Tree Inn by Drury, as well as other hotels in the mid-priced hotel segment. For a complete listing of all Drury hotels or for reservations, visit or call 1-800-DRURYINN. If you are interested in hourly and/or management opportunities at Drury Hotels, please apply online at