Photo Release -- Drury Hotels Opens New Hotel in Valdosta, Georgia

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ST. LOUIS, Dec. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drury Hotels Company today announced the opening of a new Drury Inn & Suites property in Valdosta, Ga. The new hotel features 180 rooms and more than 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

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"We are proud to open our new Valdosta hotel; it represents an important part of our expansion into the Southeast." said Chuck Drury, president and chief executive officer of Drury Hotels Company. "The hotel is located just off I-75, so it will be an ideal stop for our guests traveling south during cold winter months."

The Valdosta hotel is located at 1327 North St. Augustine Road, near the corner of I-75 and St. Augustine Rd. The property will cater to guests visiting Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta State University and travelers heading south during winter months. This is Drury Hotels' fifth property in Georgia.

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 p.m. Other amenities include free long distance and local calls, free popcorn and soda in the lobby, an indoor/outdoor pool and 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 once again earned top honors in the 2011 Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI), ranking No. 1 among Upper Midscale Hotels.

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 www.druryhotels.com or call 1-800-DRURYINN. If you are interested in hourly and/or management opportunities at the Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta, please apply online at www.drurycareers.com.

For further information, contact:

Paul Byrne (314) 737-1847

Paul.byrne@byrnecommunicationsllc.com

Twitter: @Byrnepr

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.

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