Chauffeured stretch SUV to take you to attractions within a three-mile radius
A hoppin' bar scene and first-rate American comfort food (think grilled beef tagliata and pistachio-crusted lamb chops) at the hotel restaurant
Re-styled pool area features a three-story, western-themed movie wall on the side of the hotel's parking garage
What To Know
A groovy-meets-cozy vibe, with burnt orange and wood accents and modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and free WiFi
Hotel is popular with business travelers
Self-parking is $20 per day, valet parking is at $28 per day
Parking on site
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'60s-style crash pad with a hoppin' bar scene and trendy outdoor pool
At the Hotel Derek, decorative touches abound from the ground up — starting with the lobby’s gleaming black-granite floor, set in a herringbone pattern. It’s a handsome base for cowhide rugs (in case you forget you’re in Texas) and an imaginative mix of lounge paraphernalia. Thanks to a multi-million dollar renovation in 2013, all 312 guestrooms have a groovy-meets-cozy vibe, with bold a color scheme, exposed pipes and hardwood floors adding a modern spin. Platform beds are eminently comfortable, while bathrooms have wall-to-wall mirrors, rainwater showerheads and high-end toiletries. Back downstairs, Derek is enhanced with a hoppin' bar scene and first-rate American comfort food at Revolve Kitchen + Bar, a striking restaurant with a glossy black-and-purple decor. Choose between delectable eats from Executive Chef Shannen Tune such as the hangover hamburger (cheddar, bacon, potato hash and a sunny-side-up egg) or order lamb meatballs with polenta, olives, feta, smoked tomatoes and pine nut gremolata. And perhaps one of the best features of this hip hotel is the re-styled pool area that has a three-story, western-themed movie wall on the side of the hotel's parking garage.
In the Area
You can’t visit Texas without eating barbecue, and the place to do that in Houston is Goode Company, not far from the hotel. The brisket goes down easy, along with lip-smacking sides such as jalapeño cheese bread. Buy some sauce and the famous pecan pie to bring a bit of Texas home with you. Afterwards, walk it off with a quick stroll over to a three-acre open space that features the 64-foot Gerald D. Hines Waterwall. Designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, the waterfall is a striking urban oasis, with water sliding down a curved wall of black obsidian. Then, take in some culture at the Menil Collection, where you can find artists ranging from Warhol to Matisse and Dali, or the serene nondenominational Rothko Chapel, where pieces by that master of understatement, Mark Rothko, invite you to sit, contemplate and reduce your blood pressure.
Hotel Derek Houston Galleria
2525 West Loop S
Houston, Texas 77027
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Hotel Derek are:Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby) - 20 km / 12.4 miHouston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental) - 29.3 km / 18.2 miThe preferred airport for Hotel Derek is Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.