Hotel Derek, A Destination Hotel, Debuts Two Redesigned Penthouse Suites

Design Collaboration With Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Features Modern Edge, Whimsy

Sep 16, 2014, 11:32 ET from Hotel Derek

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With new interiors as impressive as the skyline views from the floor-to-ceiling windows, Hotel Derek's redesigned Penthouse Suites are ready to welcome their first guests. The 1,200 square foot suites at Hotel Derek, A Destination Hotel, rest on the top floor of the hotel and were conceptualized by Texas-based design firm Flick Mars in collaboration with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, one of the country's premiere furniture manufacturers with a popular retail location just steps from the hotel.

"We wanted to create a contemporary, stylish setting with a bit of whimsy," said Adina Riffel, director of capital projects for Destination Hotels. "We worked directly with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for the majority of furniture selections and brought in the quirky by creating the original 'think room,' which features magnetic art pieces. In one room guests can play Scrabble on the larger-than-life magnetic board and in the other, guests can use their imagination to create poetry or song lyrics."

In keeping with the same sleek look and edgy feel from the hotels other recently renovated guestrooms, the Penthouse interiors feature soothing color tones of storm cloud grey, cream, blue grey and pops of bold yellows and deep plums mixed with mirrored furnishings and stainless steel fixtures. The fun and functional suite makes for an inviting space to conduct a meeting of the minds or entertain an exclusive, intimate affair up to six.

"We really want these two Penthouse suites to offer our guests even more than they expect through service and design," said Shawn Gracey, managing director of Hotel Derek. "During the past two years our renovation and rebranding has been focused squarely on creating an environment that gives our guests all the comforts of home in a space that reflects great design and the flare one would expect in the fourth largest city in the country. With the creative think rooms and the bold colors and designer furnishings, these Penthouse suites bring new meaning to living the 'sweet' life."

The stunning new suites also boast a 46 square foot private balconies so guests can enjoy the rising or setting sun over Houston's picturesque cityscape. Other amenities include two separate entrances, two Texas-sized bathrooms, luxurious down bed linens and a pillow menu for guests to select from at arrival; plus an office space, complimentary WiFi, wet bar and so much more.

The Penthouse suite is available at $2,200 per night. Hotel Derek is located at 2525 West Loop South at the corner of Westheimer and the 610 Loop. For more information, please visit or call 713.961.3000.

About Hotel Derek, A Destination Hotel
With a bold vibe and sleek design, the newly restyled Hotel Derek offers guests a refreshing take on southern hospitality with an edge. While the boutique hotel is centrally located inside the loop, its services and attention to detail are way outside the norm. Each of the 312 designer guest rooms and suites offer stylish appointments that provide all the comforts of home -- from plush bedding to an on-site Starbucks -- Hotel Derek exudes Texas chic. Hotel amenities include an outdoor terrace and splash pool, fitness center, concierge service, in-room dining, and valet parking. Within steps of Houston's famed Galleria shopping district, Hotel Derek is a prime choice for meeting planners, private events and elegant weddings. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 125 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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