Hotel Derek Achieves 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Status

New Rating Marks The First Four Star For Hotel Derek In 10-year History

Jan 23, 2014, 08:00 ET from Hotel Derek

HOUSTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas-chic styling and bold look at Hotel Derek, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has more than just hotel guests seeing the space in a new light. Forbes Travel Guide released its list of 2014 Star Rated Hotels, Restaurants and Spas, an industry standard rating system. Hotel Derek received a Four Star rating, a first-ever for the Galleria-area's signature boutique property that became part of the Destination Hotels & Resorts family of independent properties in 2012.

"Our doors have been open for 10 years, and today we're shining brighter than ever," said Shawn Gracey, general manager of Hotel Derek. "Since the acquisition in 2012, our team has been working tirelessly to redefine, reposition and reintroduce Hotel Derek in a very cool and modern way that only a boutique hotel can. This announcement is a validation of our team's hard work, and we're most excited to share our success with our guests."

The 312-room Hotel Derek is one of only five Houston properties to receive the prestigious Forbes Four Star rating, and the only property added to the list this year.

According to Forbes Travel Guide, Four Star hotels provide a distinctive setting where the guest will find many interesting and inviting elements to enjoy throughout the property. Attention to detail is prominent – from design concept to the quality of products provided – and staff are accommodating and take pride in catering to the guest's specific needs.

The Forbes Travel Guide rating process includes both a faculty inspection and a follow up service evaluation, which is conducted by an anonymous inspector who performs an incognito evaluation based on more than 550 service standards.

Surrounded by Houston's most prestigious shopping, dining and entertainment venues, Hotel Derek has even more exciting news to come in 2014 – from a highly stylized fitness center dubbed "SWEAT" to major restaurant changes, renovated meeting space for groups and social catering events and hip pool enhancements, which include a three-story, Texas-inspired movie wall designed by a local artist.

Hotel Derek is located at 2525 West Loop South at Westheimer.  For more information, call 713.850.9200 or visit

About Hotel Derek, by Destination Hotels & Resorts
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 & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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