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They say everything is bigger in Texas.

But when it comes to service, the DoubleTree Suites Houston Galleria doesn't settle for bigger — they also do it better.

This AAA three diamond hotel sits in the heart of Houston's bustling Galleria/Uptown District, and with this week's escape, you'll get a one-night stay for two in a suite on Thursdays to Sundays ($123), surrounded by restaurants, entertainment and world-class shopping at the Galleria, the country's fourth largest mall.

Pull up to complimentary valet and check in to your spacious 800sqft suite. These modern abodes come with 300-thread-count sheets, fully equipped kitchens, marble baths and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Start your day with breakfast for two at McKinley's Bar and Grille. Even mammoth appetites will be satisfied at this upscale buffet, featuring classic American eats like omelettes, potatoes and fresh fruit.

Chase that with a colossal nap on the hotel's sun deck, and then get your heart pumping at the state-of-the-art fitness centre or lap pool.

There are plenty of ways to make this a monumental escape. Start by setting out on a massive shopping spree one block away at the Galleria, the largest mall in Texas. If you are not amazed by the mall's architecture, with its sprawling arched glass roof and suspended glass balconies, you will be floored when you discover its contents. The mall sees nearly 25 million visitors each year, and for good reason: 375 stores and restaurants, two hotels and one ice rink are just a few of the attractions here.

Or, fulfil your grandest sports dreams at Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans. Learn about natural history, art and more in Houston's extensive Museum District. Or, visit enormous animals (and little ones too) at the Houston Zoo.

Savour a sizable night's sleep with late 4 pm checkout. And because you are a big deal, valet will be waiting with your car when you decide to depart.

To top it off, this luxury escape comes in at 50% off . Even by Texan standards, that is a huge steal.

Escape kit

  • One-night stay for two on Thursdays to Sundays in a suite
  • Breakfast buffet for two at McKinley's Bar and Grille
  • Complimentary valet parking and wireless Internet access
  • Late 4 pm checkout
  • Book by 11 October

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