Hotel Derek Creates Texas-Sized Movie Wall Masterpiece

Hotel Derek Gives Guests A New Vantage Point At Its Restyled Pool Area, SPLASH

Mar 20, 2014, 10:02 ET from Hotel Derek

HOUSTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests at Hotel Derek can't help but notice the newest addition to the hotel's ongoing design evolution – a Texas-sized movie wall created on the side of the hotel's parking garage. Turning the concrete wall into functional art made sense for the very cool and fun Hotel Derek, as they plan to show old western movies, romantic classics and DJ-timed music videos.

Inspired by Hotel Derek and designed and executed by local public artist Ken Goar, the western-themed movie wall spans three floors in height and took over a month to complete. The screen itself, measuring approximately 15 feet by 25 feet, is bordered by a cowboy rope and rests on a large-scale cow-patterned mural. 

"This exterior artwork mirrors a lot of what the City of Houston is doing with outdoor murals, turning empty spaces into eye-catching works of art," said Shawn Gracey, general manager of Hotel Derek. "We had a great canvas to work with, and we feel the finished product is not only fun and functional but it really speaks to what the new Hotel Derek is all about."

In addition to the new movie wall, the entire pool area – dubbed SPLASH -- has been restyled with an eye-catching graffiti wall and swanky daybeds in high contrast colors of black and cream. Guests can order a variety of items to sip and savor from the menu designed by Executive Chef Shannen Tune. The menu highlights include Tune's classic Inverted Grilled Cheese Panini, Chicken Caprese Sandwich, Hangover Burger and creative poolside treats like boozy popsicles in flavors of Blood Orange Margarita-sicle and Coconut Rum-sicle. A complete cocktail menu also has been designed to enjoy poolside.

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About Hotel Derek

With a bold vibe and sleek design, the newly restyled Hotel Derek, a Destination Hotels & Resorts property and Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star awarded, offers guests a refreshing take on southern hospitality with a little edge. While the boutique hotel is centrally located inside Loop 610, its services and attention to detail are way outside the norm. Each of the 312 designer guestrooms and suites offer stylish appointments that exudes Texas chic. Hotel amenities include a show-stopping pool SPLASH, a stylized fitness center SWEAT, award-winning restaurant and bar, concierge service and valet parking. Within steps of Houston's famed Galleria shopping district, Hotel Derek is a prime choice for the business elite, corporate meeting planners, private events and contemporary weddings. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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