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Wake Up With John Wayne At Hotel Derek

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  Site Where: 2525 West Loop South [map], Houston, TX, United States, 77027
June 23, 2014 at 9:44 AM | by | ()

Derek's pool

Ever fantasized about waking up with a celebrity? Actually, that hardly needs a question. We know you’ve done it, and we all know how that fantasy goes. Hotel bed, rumpled sheets, pillows shmooshed and a glass of champagne on the table. Shower running and the dulcet tones of singing to themselves under the water, acting as your sweet alarm clock.

Ok, so we can’t exactly make that happen, but we can get you part of the way, by telling you about the Hotel Derek in Houston, which has none other than John Wayne delivering its wake up calls.

And no, “Rise and shine sleepyhead, it’s time to giddy up and get those feet on the ground,” may not be the romantic arousal you were envisioning, but you can’t have everything, plus John Wayne strikes us as the type who’d have enjoyed a bit of flirtatious banter.

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Cute Hotel Doggie Friday: Howl-o-ween Edition

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  Site Where: 2525 West Loop S [map], Houston, TX, United States, 77027
October 30, 2009 at 3:21 PM | by | ()

Friday is now officially Cute Hotel Doggie Day here at HotelChatter, and in honor of Halloween, we felt it was our duty to bring you Dogs At Hotels in Halloween Costumes. It looks like quite a few properties have had Halloween parties for their four-legged guests this week, including Houston’s Hotel Derek.

Dog Days Out are a regular affair at the pet-friendly Hotel Derek, but this Wednesday was a special Howl-o-ween Spooktacular. As you can see from these photos, it wasn’t just the dogs who dressed up: owners were welcome to come in costume, too. (Which seems fair, considering how silly and perturbed some dogs look when they’re in costume.)

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Hotel Derek in Houston Unveils Its 'Lady Pink' Rooms

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  Site Where: 2525 West Loop South [map], Houston, TX, United States, 77027
September 22, 2009 at 5:04 PM | by | ()

The pink hotel craze continues but the latest hotel to use pink in its rooms is doing it for a good cause. The Hotel Derek in Houston has created five guest rooms designed for the female traveler (uh oh, paging gender neutralists) and 10 percent of the room rate will go towards the Houston chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Pink décor complements each of the guest rooms and includes luxurious bedding, bathroom accessories, as well as a cozy robe and slippers. A unique feature of the Lady Pink rooms is the wellness bar and soothing spa music atop each nightstand.

Room rates start at $289 a night during hte week and goes down on the weekends to $169.

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Good Rate: Weekend Deals at the St. Regis Houston

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  Site Where: 1919 Briar Oaks Lane [map], Houston, TX, United States, 77027
October 24, 2006 at 11:15 AM | by | ()

[Ed. Note: Welcome to our Good Rate/Bad Rate feature where we look at hotel prices in the same city and decide which is better worth your hard-earned benjamins. The rate listed here was valid on October 24, 2006 and rates are subject to change.]

If you are heading to Houston before the end of the year, enjoy a sweet deal at the St. Regis for under $200 per night. If you book a weekend room now through 12/30, you can get a regular room for $165 or a deluxe room for $185 (before taxes and fees). Or go all out and get a junior suite for $240.

The St. Regis in Houston is no humdrum affair. A hotel that brashly bills itself as "a haven of style, sophistication and unmatched pampering" is not going to make you carry your own bags and deal with an outsourced concierge. Room sizes start at 500 square feet and all of them come with a CD player, Pratesi Linens, pillowtop mattresses, robes, a scale, and nightly turndown service.

Considering that weekday rates at this upper crust hotel routinely hit the $350 level, this is a bargain of Texas-sized proportions. Follow this link to book directly at the hotel site, where we've noticed a new luxury best rate guarantee. (They only give you a 10% discount for finding a better rate though, so that doesn't inspire much confidence.)

Related Stories:
· St. Regis Houston reviews [TripAdvisor]


Hotel Derek Hearts Business Travelers

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  Site Where: 2525 West Loop South [map], Houston, TX, United States, 77027
February 7, 2006 at 5:27 PM | by | ()

Talk about catering to the business travelrs, the Hotel Derek in Houston, TX  has announced today a set of new guestrooms called, "Business Lofts."

In what has to be one of the finest examples of creative writing in a press release that ranks high on the Unintentional Comedy Scale is the following description:

Called Business Lofts, these six, complete business rooms provide road warriors with the tools and toys they need to get the job done while away from their office.

The tools include a business alcove, with a Texas-sized desk, a Dell Personal Computer with a 19-inch Flat Panel Monitor as well as a Dell 1600 Multi-function Laser Printer and a business tool box, filled with all your favorite items from grade school like scissors, calculator, white out, paper clips, ruler, tape, stapler and sniffing glue (We made that last one up.)

Toys include a deck of cards, Etch-A-Sketches, putting machines, a Trivia game and an iSoother AM/FM alarm clock that can charge most iPod and MP3 players.

These rooms should set your company back about $300 a night and make it virtually impossible for you to get any "real" work done.

Related Stories:
·Travelers Have Lofty Deal at Hotel Derek [Houston Chronicle]
·Hotel Derek reviews [TripAdvisor]