Situated just 45 minutes south of Houston and surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Island welcomes meeting attendees to its culture-infused city, complete with sun-drenched beaches and engaging history. Hotel Galvez & Spa®, a Wyndham Grand® Hotel, has been revered as the “Queen of the Gulf” since its opening in 1911. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Hotel Galvez is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This timeless hotel offers more than 13,231 square feet of meeting space consisting of nine meeting rooms featuring Wyndham ClearAir™ allergy-friendly air purification meeting space.
Renovations by the owners have refurbished Hotel Galvez with yesteryear’s elegance and modern amenities. The Music Hall (4,550 sq. ft.) welcomes guests with grand arches, high ceilings and striking chandeliers and can accommodate groups up to 500 in a theater-style setting. The intimate East & West Parlors (1,312 sq. ft. each) with ornate moldings are ideal for special occasions and meetings up to 40 people classroom-style.
Fully restored to their original grandeur, the conference rooms flaunt the classic elegance of the Hotel Galvez. The gracious Terrace Ballroom (2,501 sq. ft.) is a multi-functional room that holds large groups and allows events to pour into a Veranda through a string of French doors. The Veranda (2,500 sq. ft.) overlooks the property’s gardens and tropical pool and features expansive views of the property in an elegant setting. Hotel Galvez accommodates meetings of all sizes ― from small to Texas-sized. The hotel also offers three smaller boardrooms on the lower level and second floors.
Hotel Galvez’s meeting facilities feature state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, wireless high-speed Internet, on-site catering capabilities and full-service staff, ensuring seamless gatherings. Accommodations offer Gulf- or city-view guestrooms. The nearby Tremont House, also a Wyndham Grand® Hotel, can serve as an overflow hotel and offer additional meeting space options.
The hotel also offers access to in-house transportation and excursion services through Galveston Charter Boats and its sister company Galveston Shuttle Bus. Transportation and excursion staff is available at the hotel to assist guests with powerboat and sailboat rentals, fishing excursions and other water activities, as well as private and group transportation.
Hotel Galvez offers a perfect opportunity for guests to unwind at its multi-million dollar, nearly 10,000 square-foot spa with accompanying salon and fitness center. The Spa at the Hotel Galvez offers a full sampling of treatments that provide a variety of healing benefits. Services range from luxurious massages and soothing facials to revitalizing body therapies and hydrating manicures and pedicures. The spa features nine treatment rooms, including massage rooms, hydrotherapy room, two Vichy showers, Swiss shower and couple’s massage room for luxurious pampering. The spa also offers the tranquility of the Relaxation Room and Meditation Garden which can be used for outdoor functions. A Spa Boutique features a wide selection of products, allowing guests to continue the spa experience at home.
Meeting attendees can also grab a bite or cocktail at Galvez Bar & Grill which offers local Gulf seafood from Pier 19 and Texas regional cuisine as well as an extensive bar bites menu which includes sliders, flatbreads and Campenchana (Mexican seafood cocktail). A pianist adds to the ambiance in the lobby on Tuesday through Saturday evenings.
Hotel Galvez Renovations Make Hotel More Energy Efficient and Eco-Friendly
Hotel Galvez & Spa® continues to make strides to be a “green hotel.” All Hotel Galvez guest rooms include an energy management system that programs rooms for appropriate temperature and lighting when occupied and unoccupied. The system gives guests control of the room’s temperature and lighting, which can be managed with a bedside remote or controller at the door by simply pushing a “Home” or “Away” button.
The hotel also uses low flow shower heads and encourages guests through its Earth Smart towel and linen replacement program to reuse items rather than have them replaced daily. Staff uses eco-friendly cleaning supplies and use Compact Fluorescent Bulbs when possible. Additionally, the hotel offers Wyndham ClearAir allergen friendly rooms and is a non-smoking property.
About Hotel Galvez
Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This 224-room, century-old hotel offers 13,000 square feet of meeting space, a 9,763-square-foot spa, fitness center, full-service restaurant, lobby bar, pool with a swim-up bar and Hall of History. The hotel is rated four diamonds by AAA and is owned by the Cynthia and George Mitchell family as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For reservations, call (800) WYNDHAM, or visit www.WyndhamHotelGalvez.com.
About Wyndham Grand®
Wyndham Grand® is an ensemble of distinguished hotels that are approachable by design, representing one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodation, attentive service and relaxed surroundings. A part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Wyndham Grand family currently consists of more than 40 locations around the world. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamgrand.com. Most Wyndham Grand® hotels are franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or its affiliates. Certain Wyndham Grand hotels are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing more than 8,000 hotels and over 699,700 rooms in 79 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. For more information on Galveston Island visit www.galveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.