Drury Hotels

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Drury Hotels, LLC
Type Private
Industry Hospitality
Founded 1973 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Products Hotels
Employees 4,000 (2010)
Website druryhotels.com (USA)

Drury Hotels, LLC, or Drury Hotels is a family-owned and operated St. Louis, Missouri based corporation. The chain operates under the names Drury Inn, Drury Inn and Suites, Drury Suites, and Pear Tree Inn. It was founded in 1973 by the owner of a plastering company. The first Drury hotel, the family's first rooms-only concept, was located in Sikeston, Missouri. The Drury Development Corporation had been founded in 1959 with the family building its first hotel in 1962 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as a 108-room Holiday Inn. Drury Hotels has also operated a few non-Drury hotels.[1] In the 1990s, the chain introduced a third brand, Thrifty Inn.[2]

The Drury Inn & Suites in Valdosta, Georgia.

In 1973, the first Drury Inn was built in Sikeston, Missouri, with a rate of $10.88 a night for the first floor, $9.99 for the second floor and $8.88 for the third floor.

One of the founders, James Drury, died on March 17, 2008, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.[3]

A second founder, Robert Drury, died on November 28, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.[4][5]


  1. ^ Tom Neumeyer, Frank Nickell, Joel P. Rhodes (2004). Historic Cape Giardeau: An Illustrated History. San Antonio, Texas: The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. p. 116-118. 1-893619-39-7. 
  2. ^ Jakle, John A.; Sculle, Keith A.; Rogers, Jefferson S. (1996). The Motel in America. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 217. ISBN 0-8018-5383-4. 
  3. ^ "James Drury obituary". Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Bob Drury, part owner of Drury Hotels, CEO of Drury Southwest, dies". Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  5. ^ "Robert Drury obituary". Retrieved 2013-12-07. 

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