The boutique Hotel Derek in the Galleria finished a two-year, multimillion-dollar renovation this fall that overhauled its 312 guest rooms, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, and pool deck. It also added a whimsical, unique amenity: an outdoor movie wall where the hotel regularly screens films for guests. The hotel commissioned a cow-print mural on its eight-story parking garage, with space for the movie projections outlined in gold, lasso-style rope. The property's meeting space includes the 4,800-square-foot Bravo room, which seats 360 banquet-style or holds 500 for receptions, and the chic pool deck that holds about 75 people for receptions. The property also has two penthouse suites available for events. Its new restaurant, Revolve Kitchen & Bar, serves Texas-style cuisine in a stylish space—think jewel tones and black-lacquer pool tables.
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