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Business Lofts cater to executives

Hotel Derek in Houston, Texas has launched a set of guestrooms tailored for the business traveler called “Business Lofts.“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.

Fitted with the important amenities that a business traveler needs, Hotel Derek’s Business Lofts offer guests a relaxing retreat, with the living quarters being separate from an adjoining business alcove, where work can be spread out on a Texas-sized desk.

Most importantly, included in the alcove is a Dell Personal Computer with a 19-inch Flat Panel Monitor as well as a Dell 1600 Multi-function Laser Printer, stocked with legal and letter-sized paper.

If that is not enough, the alcove is also stocked with a business tool box, filled with items such as scissors, calculator, white out, paper clips, ruler, tape, stapler and other essential work items.

“This isn’t your father’s hotel room any more,” said Steven Andre, general manager of Hotel Derek.


“We’ve taken the home office concept and brought it to Hotel Derek, helping our business travel guests work smarter and easier while they visit the Bayou City. Essentially, we have provided the things that one might need in doing the smallest task or even the largest of jobs.”

In addition to the work-related items included in Derek’s Business Lofts, the six distinctive rooms are also filled with brain-teasing games and toys to help get the creative juices flowing.

At their fingertips, guests in the Business Lofts can play solitaire with a deck of cards, practice drawing on an Etch-A-Sketch, improve their golf game on the putting machine and test their knowledge by playing “Trivia On The Go.”

And, for Hotel Derek guests that can’t leave home without their musical toy, an iSoother brand AM/FM alarm clock has been placed right next to the bed. Complete with a ZipConnect, this alarm clock can charge most iPod and MP3 players. Guests also will enjoy a daily room service continental breakfast, compliments of Hotel Derek.

Not only will business travelers appreciate the Business Lofts’ generous workspace, the room also features 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. Travelers also favor the hotel because it is centrally located.

It is walking distance from The Galleria and minutes from downtown Houston and Reliant Stadium (home of Super Bowl XXXVIII), the world- renown Texas Medical Center and the Museum District.