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‘Derek’s Deals’ for ‘Hot’ Summer Travel

  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 summer months, “Derek’s Deals,” include:

  Houston Astros Package

With the addition of Andy Pettit and Roger Clemens to the Astros lineup,
folks from near and far are “sliding” into Houston to see the dynamic duo
“play ball.” Book your reservation now at Hotel Derek with the “Houston
Astros Package” and enjoy a one-night stay, complimentary valet parking,
complimentary continental breakfast in your room and a welcome amenity.
And, to top it all off, Hotel Derek will give you two Derek ball caps to
wear to the game. The “Houston Astros Package” costs $180 for a weekday
night and $150 for a weekend night and is available through Sept. 6. This
package is based on availability and some restrictions apply.

Super Shopping Spectacular

The Galleria is Houston’s most popular tourist attraction. And, it’s no
surprise, with the more than 375 fine stores and restaurants and an
impressive ice rink at the “mega mall.” Come to Houston to shop and make a
reservation to stay at Hotel Derek, which is just a block away from The
Galleria. Derek’s “Super Shopping Spectacular” package is available now
through Dec. 30, includes a one-night stay and a welcome gift from Saks
Fifth Avenue. The package also includes shopping certificates to: M.
Penner for Men, Sunset Canyon Western Wear, The Longoria Collection, Lucy
Active Wear and women’s boutiques, Esther Wolf and Merrill & Watson. The
package costs $199 for a weekday night, $179 for a weekday night during
May 28-Sept. 6, and $119 per night on a weekend night. The “Super Shopping
Spectacular” includes complimentary valet parking. It is based on
availability and some restrictions apply.


Friends Stay Free

You’ve heard of “friends fly free” from various airlines. Well, at Hotel
Derek, we’re proclaiming now through Dec. 30 to be “Friends Stay Free!”
Book a stay in one of Derek’s luxurious, modern suites and receive a
deluxe guestroom for free! The package rates start at $425 for a weekday
night and $375 for a weekend night. It is based on availability and some
restrictions apply.

Broadway in Houston?

Yes, that’s right! Houston’s Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and its
Sarofim Hall are home to the “Broadway in Houston.” From May 12 - 23,
“42nd Street” will tell the timeless, inspiring tale of adorable Peggy
Sawyer’s rise from chorine to Broadway star. And those songs! Lullaby of
Broadway, We’re in the Money, You’re Getting to Be a Habit With Me, Dames,
I Only Have Eyes For You, and the spectacular title number, danced down a
flight of steps that lights up as brightly as the faces of the cast. For
ticket prices and show times, call (713) 629-3700 or log onto .

Exclusive Showing

Inverted Utopias: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America, organized by the
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), is the first exhibition in the United
States devoted to the brilliant, innovative contributions of Latin
American artists to the phenomenon of the 20th century avant-garde.
Curated by Mari Carmen Ramirez, the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art
at the MFAH, and Hector Olea, an independent scholar and curator, the
exhibition spans the decades 1920-1970, bringing together over 200 works
by 67 artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico,
Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. It integrates outstanding examples of
the visual arts (painting, sculpture, assemblage, mixed media,
installations and performances) with printed materials (books,
manifestoes, reviews). Inverted Utopias opens on June 20, 2004 and will be
on view through Sept. 12 in the Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001
Bissonnet St. For general museum information, the public may call
713-639-7300, or visit . For information in Spanish,
call 713-639-7379.

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 in-rooms 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.