For 100 years, Hotel Galvez has been a destination for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, and family vacations. This personal connection to this historic hotel makes Hotel Galvez: Queen of the Gulf
by Gary Cartwright the perfect holiday gift. This commemorative book, published for the hotel’s centennial, is available for purchase online
as well as in various shops in Galveston.
Shoppers can find the book in the Hotel Galvez & Spa gift shop, 2024 Seawall, and the following Galveston retail outlets: Big House Antiques, 2212 Mechanic; Bungalow Dry Goods, 2325 Strand; Galveston Bookstop, 317 23rd Street; Gracie’s, 2228 Strand; Moody Gardens, One Hope Blvd.; Moody Mansion & Museum, 2618 Broadway; Murdoch’s Gift Shop, 2215 Seawall; Strand Brass, 2119 Strand; Tina’s, 2326 Strand; and ToLa, 2208 Strand. The book is priced at $39.95 plus tax.
This 131-page, hardcover coffee-table book features both current and historic photos of the hotel and the town of Galveston, as well as a variety of historic postcards. Cartwright tells the story of Hotel Galvez and its significant role in Galveston’s eclectic history. The book includes a foreword by Peter H. Brink, former executive director of the Galveston Historical Foundation, and color photography by nationally-known architectural photographer Carol Highsmith. The book also includes numerous personal stories and photos from former guests and residents as well as the sought-after recipe for the hotel’s award-winning gumbo.
Cartwright is also the author of Galveston – A History of the Island (1991) as well as seven other books. He is most widely known as a long-time writer for Texas Monthly, where he had worked as a staff member since 1982 and has since retired.