(ST. LOUIS, MO) – July 12, 2012 – Work has begun on a new 182-room Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Located 2 blocks from Downtown Santa Fe Plaza, adjacent to St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, the Drury Plaza Hotel build out is an “adaptive reuse” of the 1954 vintage territorial-style St. Vincent Hospital building designed by renowned architect John Gaw Meem. The project includes a remodel of the old boiler building into a meeting center, an on-site restaurant and a 204 space parking garage with retail shops fronting on Paseo de Peralta. The hotel is expected to open the summer of 2014.
A family-owned and operated company, Drury Hotels has Drury Inn & Suites hotels in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico; the Drury Plaza Hotel will be the first in Santa Fe.
“We are proud to be part of Santa Fe’s Historic Downtown Plaza,” said Chuck Drury, President and CEO of Drury Hotels. “The hospital buildings hold colorful memories of the past, and we are excited to begin the transformation into a Territorial Revival style Drury Plaza Hotel.”
The hotel will offer extensive meeting space for businesses and organizations, designed to accommodate a wide variety of groups. The convenient downtown location allows guests an easy walk to museums, galleries, shops and restaurants. A variety of outdoor recreation is also close at hand, including Ski Santa Fe and a network of hiking trails in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Range.
Guests can enjoy the brand’s free extras, including Drury’s signature free Hot Breakfast, featuring scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, pancakes 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 7pm. Other free amenities include free wireless Internet, 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!®.
The Drury brand was recognized by J.D. Power and Associates for ranking “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-Scale Limited Service Hotel Chains, Six Years in a Row” in the firm’s 2011 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Studysm. This year, Drury once again earned top honors in the 2011 Market Metrix Hospitality Index, ranking #1 among Upper Midscale Hotels.
Drury Hotels Company is a Missouri-based, family-owned and operated hotel system with 130 hotels in 20 states from Arizona to North Carolina 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.
SOURCE: Drury Hotels