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Drury Inn & Suites – Flagstaff Receives Silver Certification for Its Green Initiatives

(ST. LOUIS) – September 10, 2009 – The Drury Inn & Suites-Flagstaff, Arizona has received silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program (LEED). The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is a third-party certificate program that analyzes the performance of green buildings.

“The LEED certification of Drury Inn & Suites demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and this hotel project serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”

Drury Inn & Suites was recognized for its environmentally friendly features, including energy recovery units that transfer 70% of energy from the exhaust air to the incoming fresh air. Other green initiatives include concrete insulation forms and solar panels to heat water. To reduce water consumption by 50%, low-flow showerheads and dual-flush commodes are featured in every guestroom.

Drury Inn & Suites encourages guests to consider the environment by offering bike racks at the front of the building and preferred parking for fuel-efficient automobiles.

The hotel is located near Highway 40 and East Butler Avenue in the heart of Flagstaff. Along with its environmentally conscious extras, Drury also provides many free extra amenities. All guests receive free HOT! breakfast, free evening beverages & snacks, free wireless Internet, free long distance and local calling, an indoor/outdoor pool & whirlpool and an exercise room.

Drury's amenity package and friendly service has earned them numerous accolades, including their fourth consecutive J.D. Power and Associates recognition for "Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-Scale Limited Service Hotel Chains" in the firm's 2009 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study (sm). J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information firm that represents the voice of the customer.

Drury Hotels is a family-owned and operated hotel system with more than 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-price hotel segment. For a complete listing of all Drury hotels or for reservations, visit www.druryhotels.com or call 1-800-DRURYINN.

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