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

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

HOUSTON, April 18 /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 sunny spring and summer seasons at the modern hotel, as well as unique events and hip happenings in and around Houston.

Stay and Play at Hotel Derek

Spring has sprung and the Houston Polo Club’s 77th annual season is underway. 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 spring 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:

April 24 May 29
May 1 June 5
May 8 June 12
May 15 June 19
May 22 June 26

Play Ball!

With Andy Pettit back on the roster and Roger Clemens staying for at least one more year, folks from near and far are “sliding” into Houston to see the dynamic duo “play ball.” Book your reservation now at Hotel Derek with the “Home Run Package” and enjoy a one-night stay, complimentary valet parking, and a complimentary welcome amenity. And, to “top it all off,” Hotel Derek will give you two Derek ball caps to wear to the game. The “Houston Astros Package” costs $215.00 for a weekday night and $149.00 for a weekend night and is available through October 10, 2005. This package is based on availability and some restrictions apply.

The “Phantom” Is Coming

Enjoy the Broadway Series’ “Phantom of the Opera” production right here in Houston with this stylish vacation package. From pre-show delicacies to kick- off your evening, to a loft-style remarkable room with a spectacular view, Hotel Derek sets the stage for a perfect night on the town. Hotel Derek’s “Broadway in Houston” vacation package includes champagne and truffles upon arrival, deluxe accommodations, complimentary breakfast for two and a Phantom of the Opera soundtrack as a souvenir. The package costs $239.00 per weekday night and $149.00 per weekend night, with taxes included. This package is based on availability and some restrictions may apply. “Phantom of the Opera” runs from July 6 through July 30 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

Have Dinner and a Movie on Us!

Need a date night with your significant other? Hotel Derek has the answer for you. Come spend the night with us! Enjoy room service dinner for two, a one-night stay, complimentary valet parking and your choice of one of Hotel Derek’s in-house movie selections, featuring the most recent releases. The package costs $259.00 per weekday night and $199.00 per weekend night. This package is based on availability and some restrictions may apply.

We Have Room In Our “Giving Room”

Each month during 2005, Hotel Derek will donate a portion of proceeds from its popular junior suite to select non-profit groups. Dubbed, the “Giving Room,” Hotel Derek launched the donation campaign in January by donating 10 percent of its “Giving Room” proceeds to UNICEF, a non-profit humanitarian agency funded entirely by voluntary contributions, whose primary role is to save children of the “Tsunami Generation.” February’s “Giving Room” recipient was the American Heart Association’s Houston/Gulf Coast Division and the Houston Area Women’s Center was showcased in March. For April, May and June, Hotel Derek will donate proceeds from the “Giving Room” to Hadassah, the Mental Health Association of Greater Houston and the Honor Your Father Campaign for Prostate Cancer Research. In addition to highlighting each “Giving Room” beneficiary on its web site, Hotel Derek will highlight each charity by displaying organizational information in the “Giving Room,” in the lobby of the hotel and in other hotel collateral materials. Hotel guests can request a stay in the Hotel Derek “Giving Room” by calling 713-961-3000 or logging onto http://www.hotelderek.com/ .

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 http://www.hotelderek.com/ or call (713) 961-3000.

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