Boutique Hotel Derek To Be Transformed With Property-Wide Makeover

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The stylish 312-room boutique Hotel Derek, located in Houston’s fashionable Galleria district, will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation of its guestrooms and suites, meeting and public spaces as the property re-establishes itself as a preeminent Galleria hotel.

The stylish 312-room boutique Hotel Derek, located in Houston’s fashionable Galleria district, will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation of its guestrooms and suites, meeting and public spaces as the property re-establishes itself as a preeminent Galleria hotel.

Working with Texas-based Flick-Mars, a leading luxury hotel, resort and restaurant design firm, Hotel Derek will be transformed with bold colors, textured fabrics and natural materials which reflect the hotel’s “indigenous surroundings,” a signature creative philosophy of the interior design firm.

The property’s transformation is expected to be completed in March 2013.

“Hotel Derek’s design and ambience will reflect a sense of southern hospitality with an edge,” explains Shawn Gracey, the hotel’s general manager. “The new Hotel Derek will reflect a Texas-chic look and feel with very unique touch points and experiences for our guests.”

Hotel Derek is managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the nation’s fourth-largest hospitality management company with a portfolio of 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs including Austin’s Driskill Hotel.

Recently, Hotel Derek was accepted into the Worldhotels collection, a portfolio of four- and five-star hotels that have passed a rigorous selection process to meet exacting standards.

Surrounded by Houston’s most prestigious shopping, dining and entertainment venues; upscale River Oaks and Tanglewood neighborhoods and Galleria-based energy companies, Hotel Derek is the destination for weekday business travelers and weekend leisure guests.

Hotel Derek is located at 2525 West Loop South at Westheimer. For more information, call 713.850.9200 or visit http://www.hotelderek.com.

About Hotel Derek
Hotel Derek epitomizes urban style with a unique Texas flare. The hotel is ideally located for visitors seeking to explore all that Houston has to offer, including the city’s famous Galleria shopping and boutiques, central business district and world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Its 312 guestrooms and suites feature plush bedding and modern décor accented with ‘Texas trimmings.’ Additional hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, concierge service, in-room dining and valet parking. With over 10,000 square feet of well-appointed meeting space, Hotel Derek is a favorite for business meetings, as well as social events and stylish weddings. The Ballroom, and its adjacent pre-function space, can accommodate events of up to 500 people.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,600 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels, please visit http://www.destinationhotels.com.

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