Hotel Derek Announces Dereks Deals

PRNewswire HOUSTON Nov. 25 :

Hotel Derek, Houston`s most fashionable address for business and leisure
travelers, today announces several upcoming special packages and
promotions at the modern hotel, as well as unique events and hip
happenings in and around Houston.

For the upcoming holiday travel season, “Derek`s Deals,” include:


“Wrap It Up” at Hotel Derek
—Holiday shopping in Houston just got easier! If you`re planning a day at
The Galleria shopping mall, Houston`s most popular tourist attraction, let
Hotel Derek help you “shop `til you drop.” Start your trip off with a
“Derek Welcome Amenity” while you enjoy a two-night minimum stay,
complimentary valet parking and complimentary shuttle service to shop at
The Galleria, Highland Village and Uptown Park. To top it off, Hotel Derek
will provide holiday gift wrapping necessities in your room, including a
roll of holiday wrapping paper, ribbons and bows, tape and scissors. The
two-night stay costs $275, includes valet parking, taxes and gratuities,
and is available from Nov. 28 through Dec. 24. Packages are based on
availability and some restrictions may apply.
Derek`s Holiday Bed and Breakfast Package

Holiday`s too busy? Need to get away? Instead of traveling far and wide
during the busiest time of year, simply drive over to Hotel Derek and
enjoy our peaceful “Holiday Bed and Breakfast Package.” The “Package”
includes a one-night stay and a continental breakfast to get you up and
running the next morning. Available Nov. 28 through Dec. 30, 2003, guests
may choose between Single Occupancy at $140 per night or Double Occupancy
at $150 per night. For bookings and additional information, visit
http://www.hotelderek.com/ or call 1-866-292-7100. Packages are based on
availability and some restrictions may apply.
“Ring in the New Year” at the Derek

Celebrate the New Year Texas-style by enjoying the evening at Hotel Derek.
The “Ring in the New Year Package” includes a one-night stay, a
complimentary bottle of champagne and complimentary breakfast for two in
Maverick Restaurant on New Year`s Day. To help you ring in the New Year in
style, we`ll let you check out late on Jan. 1, 2004. Package costs $169
and includes valet parking, taxes and gratuities. Package must be booked
by Dec. 30. For bookings and additional information, visit
http://www.hotelderek.com/ or call 1-866-292-7100. Packages are based on
availability and some restrictions may apply.
Houston Bowl Chooses Hotel Derek

The Houston Bowl, host to the Big 12 and Southeastern Conferences for its
post-season classic, have formed a partnership with Hotel Derek to offer
the “Houston Bowl Package” at the first truly modern hotel in Houston.
Book between now and Dec. 30 and ask for the “Houston Bowl Room Block.”
The guest room rate is $99 per night. For bookings and additional
information, visit http://www.hotelderek.com/ or call 1-866-292-7100.
Packages are based on availability and some restrictions may apply.

MoMA Moves On Jan. 4

Travelers who may be visiting Houston to conduct business or visit family
and friends have until Jan. 4 to see more than 200 works of art from the
Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), which sent the works from its
collection to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) while the MoMA is
being renovated. The exhibition, titled “The Heroic Century: The Museum of
Modern Art Masterpieces, 200 Paintings and Sculptures,” will be on view
through Jan. 4, 2004 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Audrey Jones Beck
Building. During the entire run of the exhibition, Hotel Derek is offering
a special package for those who want to view the masterpieces. The “Museum
of Fine Arts, Houston Package” offers a deluxe guestroom and two adult
tickets to the exhibit for $155. For more information on the “Museum of
Fine Arts, Houston Package,” visit http://www.hotelderek.com/ or call
1-866-292-7100. For more information on the MoMA exhibit, visit
http://www.mfah.org/ or call 713-639-7300. Packages are based on
availability and some restrictions may apply.

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Surf For Free

For business travelers who enjoy Hotel Derek`s work-related amenities, we
are pleased to announce that effective Dec. 1, the hotel will provide
complimentary high-speed Internet access in each room. Together, with our
Texas-sized desks, two-line cordless telephones, FedEx supplies in the
closet and printers, copiers and fax machines available either in the room
or on request, Hotel Derek is the business travelers first choice for
getting “down to business” in Houston.

General Information

Since opening in January 2002, Hotel Derek has become known as Houston`s
most fashionable address for business and leisure travelers. Conde Nast
Traveler put it on its “2002 Hot List of the 52 Best New Hotels in the
World” and Business Traveler called it “a chic milieu for guests craving
modern amenities mixed with eclectic touches.”

The first modern hotel in Houston, Hotel Derek primarily caters to
business travelers, who appreciate the guest rooms` generous workspaces,
complimentary high-speed Internet access, two-line cordless telephones,
FedEx supplies in the closets and quick, efficient and seamless service
from the moment of check-in until checkout. 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 has 314 guestrooms, including 10 suites and 16 studio rooms
with adjacent business alcoves equipped with printers, copiers and fax
machines. Rates range from $245-$875.

About Hotel Derek

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. For more information, go to
http://www.hotelderek.com/ or call 713-961-3000.

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