(ST. LOUIS, MO) – November 8, 2012 – Commerce Bank and Drury Hotels announce the launch of the new Drury Gold Key Club® Visa® card. This credit card program offers Drury Gold Key Club members the ability to earn Gold Key points faster by combining points earned through the credit card program with points they already receive through the Drury Gold Key Club program for staying at Drury Hotels.
Cardholders will receive 15 total points on all Drury hotel purchases – 5 bonus points awarded when the Visa card is used, as well as the 10 points members already earn for every $1 spent on eligible room rates at Drury Hotels. In addition, members will earn 1 bonus point per $1 spent everywhere else Visa is accepted.
Along with these awards, all approved credit card applicants who make a qualifying purchase will receive 10,000 points as an account activation bonus, entitling the cardholder to a free night stay at a qualifying Drury hotel. There is no annual fee associated with the Drury Gold Key Club credit card.
“We are excited to launch our new Drury Gold Key Club Visa card,” said Chuck Drury, President and CEO of Drury Hotels. “We believe this new card will help satisfy our guests’ requests for the opportunity to earn more points, as well as enhance their guest experience with travel-related rewards.”
Drury Gold Key points can be redeemed for free night stays at Drury hotels, airline miles, a variety of vacations, and gift cards. Members can sign up for the card by visiting www.drurygoldkey.com.
“We are committed to providing innovative and valuable products and services to consumers,” said Carl Bradbury, Director of Consumer Card Products, Commerce Bank. “We are excited to develop a new program with Drury Hotels, a company with a shared commitment to customer service. The new card will offer Drury Gold Key Club members the fastest way to earn Gold Key Club points, and enjoy exclusive card member benefits.”
About Drury 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. Drury guests experience many free amenities, including free hot breakfast, free evening food and cold beverages at the 5:30 Kickback®, free wireless Internet and free long distance and local calls. Friendly team members, clean rooms and a great value have helped Drury earn recognition from J.D. Power and Associates 7 years in a row for “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-Scale Limited Service Hotel Chains.”
About Commerce Bank
Commerce Bank is a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares,Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH), a $20.9 billion regional bank holding company. For more than 140 years, Commerce Bank has been meeting the financial services needs of individuals and businesses. Commerce Bank provides a diversified line of financial services, including business and personal banking, wealth management, financial planning, and investments through its affiliated companies. Commerce Bank operates in more than 360 retail locations in the Central United States and has a nationwide presence in the commercial payments industry. Commerce Bancshares also has operating subsidiaries involved in mortgage banking, leasing, credit-related insurance, venture capital and real estate activities.
SOURCE: Drury Hotels