Hotel Derek Undergoes Fashionable Re-Do

Hotel Derek, www.hotelderek.com, the chic boutique hotel with the fashionable Galleria address is getting an extremely gorgeous makeover.  The $2.5 million renovation includes a complete transformation of the hotel’s 314 rooms, including its suites, and floor landings, adding a warm, residential feel to the hotel. The renovation will be complete by January 2009.   Hotel Derek remains open for business as usual and is very pet friendly!

Known for its trendy décor and uber hip guests, like country mega stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Counting Crows, New Kids on the Block and a host of others, the hotel’s new rooms include the most up-to date finishes from top to bottom.  The warm, residential tone is set with the addition of luxurious pillow top mattresses, crisp white bed linens dotted with colorful bed pillows; custom drapes and bold geometric carpet; sleek desk accessories; high-tech toys like 42-inch flat screen televisions and Wi-Fi connections; and new artwork and lamp fixtures.  A vibrant and fresh palette of colors include: purple, orange, brown and green.  A similar color palette accentuates executive and presidential suites, although each suite has a decidedly distinctive look.

“We are excited about the residential feel and know that guests checking in are going to find the changes luxurious and refreshing,” stressed Hotel Derek General Manager, Hans Schmitt.  With a prime location across from the Galleria and Uptown Houston, we thought it was time for a new look.  Guests want an extension of their own home when they travel and that is precisely what our new rooms provide.”

The renovation work, which has taken 4 months to complete, was overseen by Hotel Derek’s management company, Crestline Corporation, and is the first of many updates being made to the hotel.  A new restaurant concept will be introduced in 2009, replacing Bistro Moderne. The hotel offers a broad range of packages for discerning travelers.  Starting in 2009, those who relish a view from the top will delight in the hotel’s city-view rooms.  Hotel Derek is a pet-friendly destination so bring your pooch or kitty for fun get-a-way!

Hotel Derek is located at 2525 West Loop South.  Room rates range from $289 on weekdays to $169 on weekends.  Visit www.hotelderek.com for more information and special package rates for social, wedding, group travel or call 713-961-3000 for reservations.