Hotel Derek Houston Galleria
What We Love
- Chauffeured stretch SUV to take you to attractions within a three-mile radius
- Seriously pet-friendly
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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.
How to Get There
My company recently hosted a Regional Corporate Meeting here for our Execs from different parts of the U.S. and the Group Sales Manager: Aisha Ghafoor was super flexible to work within our budget. I really liked how easy and supportive she was to our specific asks & wish lists for booking this event. She was thorough with allowing me to tour the venue and hotel rooms for our guests, she even sent us different team bonding ideas that we could do for our meeting!
As for the rooms and hotel: it had such a cute Texan southern charm and was super clean. Rooms had tons of character as well as a comfortable space to rest in. The staff at the front desk was super kind and quick to get our team checked into their rooms ASAP.
The Event Services manager: Chris Mihalow was super helpful to cater to us in every way possible. She and her team were greatly accessible to our every need. They really went above and beyond to ensure our happiness and comfort came first. We really appreciated her attention to detail to all of our requests and concerns. As for meals, there were a variety of options: from healthy, hearty and even sweet. You have got to try their Dulce De Leche Cheesecake-to die for!!! Banquet Captain Charles Nolting was also super obliging to all of our asks. We had forgotten our AUX chord for a playlist of jams and he ran to his car and brought us his- I was pleasantly stunned. Just by far such great hospitable service!!
If you’re searching for the best Hotel in town to host your next corporate function, give this team a call and get it in the books. They will not let you down! We hope to host our annual Regional Meeting with them next year too!
Thanks again Houston Hotel Derek for your immeasurable hospitality!
Lovely check in...
Our room was ready at 1.00pm which was great...
Great bar ...Great food...Lovely staff...
Disliked the bed base that has wood around
Small swimming pool ..
Really cool art in Hotel .
Houston is a great time. It has great food such as the breakfast club. It’s a great party town with nice clubs and hookah bars if that’s what you are into and I also had the pleasure of being able to visit NASA. The hotel was also nice that served good food and drinks. It had a pool and the staff was friendly