Hotel Derek Announces ‘Derek’s Deals’ for Summer and Fall

Travel Deals and Happenings Made for Business and Leisure Travelers Visiting and Living in the Bayou City

HOUSTON, July 21 /PRNewswire/ — Hotel Derek, the Texas hotel that is tailor-made for today’s demanding traveler, today announced several upcoming special packages and promotions surrounding the summer and fall seasons at the modern hotel, as well as unique events and hip happenings in and around Houston.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Dying to do your back-to-school shopping at The Galleria on Texas’ sales tax holiday weekend of August 5-7, but you don’t want to fight the traffic? Buy the “Shop ‘Til You Drop” package and stay at Hotel Derek so you can enjoy complimentary shuttle service to and from The Galleria in the Derek Mobile, Hotel Derek’s very own stylish stretch SUV. Check in on Friday or Saturday night and receive a special welcome amenity — a shopping bag filled with tricks and treats for your shopping experience, including bottled water, Dr. Sholl’s shoe pads, a map of The Galleria area from the Galleria Chamber of Commerce, a Hotel Derek pen to sign all of your credit card receipts, and a gift certificate for a relaxing 30 minute reflexology foot massage, courtesy of Institute Clarins Salon & Day Spa in Saks Fifth Avenue. The package costs $179, and excludes taxes and gratuities. This package is based on availability and some restrictions may apply.

Stay And Play At Hotel Derek

The Houston Polo Club’s 77th season continues this fall as world-class high-goal polo begins on Sunday, Sept. 11, with Polo Italia and the 6th annual Risotto Festival, and concludes with the Nov. 13 with the 11th annual Ladies Polo Invitational. Hotel Derek is the exclusive hotel partner of the Houston Polo Club, Texas’ largest polo club. To celebrate this great “match,” the Derek is offering the “Stay and Play” package, which includes a Saturday night stay at the Derek, complimentary overnight valet parking, room service breakfast for two on Sunday morning and a late checkout on Sunday afternoon. It also includes two complimentary tickets to a Sunday match during the fall season at the Houston Polo Club. The “Stay and Play” package costs $165 and includes tax. This package is based on availability and some restrictions may apply. Polo match dates are:

September 11 October 16
September 18 October 23
September 25 October 30
October 2 November 6
October 9 November 13

How Suite It Is!

Each month during 2005, Hotel Derek donates a portion of proceeds from one of its popular junior suites to select non-profit group. For the months of July through September, the property has selected the River Oaks Elementary School Library Fund; the Houston SPCA; and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Houston Affiliate’s 2005 Race for the Cure(R), respectively as its beneficiaries. Also dubbed the “Giving Room,” Hotel Derek launched the donation campaign in January 2005. During September, Hotel Derek guests who book the “Giving Room” will receive an official 2005 Race for the Cure(R) shirt and will have the option of registering for the 2005 Race for the Cure(R), which will be held in downtown Houston on Oct. 1, 2005. The “Giving Room” may be booked on Friday or Saturday nights at $375 or weekdays, Sunday through Thursday, at $425, exclusive of tax. To request a stay in the Hotel Derek “Giving Room,” call 713-961-3000 or log onto http://www.hotelderek.com/ .

Gift Giving Getaway

It’s never too early to start planning for the 2005 holiday season! And, if you’re planning a day at The Galleria shopping mall for the holidays, let Hotel Derek help you “shop ’til you drop.” Start your trip off with a “Derek Welcome Amenity”, complimentary valet parking and complimentary shuttle service to and from The Galleria, Highland Village and Uptown Park shopping destinations. Plus, we will provide you with holiday gift wrapping necessities in your room, including a roll of holiday wrapping paper, ribbons and bows, tape and scissors. The one-night “Gift Giving Getaway” package costs $124, excludes taxes and gratuities, and is available from Nov. 25 through Dec. 24. Packages are based on availability and some restrictions may apply.

It’s Never Too Early

The holiday season is quickly approaching and before you know it you’ll be planning or attending a party or two. Remember that Hotel Derek has the perfect space for you, boasting more than 10,000 square feet of unique event space. And don’t forget about our selection of beautiful suites, perfect for that intimate holiday gathering. For more information or to book your holiday event, contact our event director, Devin Burns, at 713-297-4328.

General Information

Since opening in January 2002, Hotel Derek has become known as the Texas hotel that is tailor-made for today’s demanding business traveler. In 2003, Conde Nast Traveler put the Derek on its “Hot List of the 52 Best New Hotels in the World” and Forbes.com called it ” … a stylish hotel where the rooms feel like loft apartments and appeals to the business traveler.”

The first modern hotel in Houston, Hotel Derek primarily caters to business travelers, who appreciate the guest rooms’ generous workspaces, complimentary high-speed in-rooms Internet access, two-line cordless telephones, FedEx supplies in the closets and quick, efficient and seamless service from the moment of check-in until check-out. After the work is done, guests enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep thanks to the calming interior design, choice of firm or pillow-top mattresses and 100 percent goose down duvets. Leisure travelers also favor the hotel because of its proximity to the Galleria, Houston’s most popular tourist attraction.

Hotel Derek is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., a global brand of independently owned deluxe hotels and resorts. Only a select few properties offer the top-notch service, first-class amenities and luxurious surroundings that are required to pass Preferred’s rigorous inspection. Hotel Derek is owned by a joint venture between Amerimar Enterprises, Inc. and Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Hotel Derek has 314 guestrooms, including 10 suites and 16 studio rooms with adjacent business alcoves equipped with printers, copiers and fax machines. For more information, go to www.hotelderek.com or call (713) 961-3000.

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