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St. Charles Drury Hotel (copy)

Drury Hotels' location in the Streets of St. Charles development. Drury Hotels was ranked first in guest satisfaction among upper midscale hotel chains in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study. (Image courtesy Drury Hotels). 

EXPANDING

Broadway Restaurant Group is adding new Burger King locations in St. Louis, Bellefontaine, Hazelwood and Union. The franchisee recently opened locations in Pontoon Beach and Ellisville.

HELPING OUT

Bayer awarded BioSTL a $1.5 million grant to support its new headquarters in the Cortex Innovation Community and expand its programs. BioSTL is a nonprofit that works to advance and promote the region’s bioscience, innovation and technology community.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated 12 sets of Globe GXCEL structural firefighter turnout gear to the Mehlville Fire Protection District. The equipment is worth more than $24,000.

CANstruction, a design/build charity competition, donated more than 25,000 pounds of non-perishable food to Operation Food Search. Nine teams from area architectural and engineering firms participated in the build, hosted by Hastings+Chivetta Architects.

Ameren Corp. donated $250,000 to the Urban League’s Save Our Sons job training program at the Ferguson Community Empowerment Center.

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri elected the following new members to its board of directors: John Munich of Stinson LLP, Jacqueline Redmond of Sandberg Phoenix, and retired administrator Pearl Williams.

PROJECTS

Midas Hospitality and Los Angeles-based InSite Development are co-developing a $25 million Residence Inn in Lancaster, California. Midas will manage the hotel, which is expected to open in 2021.

RECOGNITION

Drury Hotels was ranked first in guest satisfaction among upper midscale hotel chains in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study.

Three Enterprise Holdings‘ car rental brands ranked among the top five in Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards. National Car Rental was ranked first, followed by Enterprise Rent-A-Car at second and Alamo Rent A Car in fourth.