Background              
In 2005, Hotel Galvez owners George and Cynthia Mitchell and daughter, Sheridan Lorenz, began plans to add a luxury spa to the hotel to provide enhanced services for the hotel’s ever-increasing bridal market as well as guests at the hotel. Construction began in May 2006.
 
The Spa is on the lower level of the hotel, which originally housed a barber shop, candy store and drug store when the hotel opened in 1911. The Spa at the Hotel Galvez opened on March 15, 2008. Unfortunately, the spa was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Ike which struck Galveston Island on Sept. 13, 2008. The spa reopened to guests in June 2009. 
 
Facilities                     
The Spa at the Hotel Galvez is a multi-million dollar, 9,736 square-foot spa with eight treatment rooms, accompanying salon and fitness center. The spa features Mediterranean-inspired décor and was designed to complement the architectural features of the hotel.
 
Special facility features include:
*Hydrotherapy Room
*Vichy Shower Room
*Couple’s Massage Room
*Suite/Private Lounge
*Relaxation Room
*Meditation Garden
*Kérastase level salon:
Six-station hair salon
Four pedicure chairs
Three-station manicure bar
*Fitness center with Precor and Paramount equipment
 
Spa Products                
The Spa at the Hotel Galvez features several facial and body care lines including Ling, Priori, Osea, Malie, Aromafloria and Kneipp. Facial lines Ling and Priori are results based and include peels to resurface the texture of the skin while Osea is the industry leader in all natural, active marine facials that focus on balancing the skin. Malie is an all natural, organic Hawaiian treatment line that is used in body treatments. The spa’s hydrotherapy baths utilize Aromafloria and Kneipp products.
 
The salon is a Kérastase level salon, a distinction given to approximately 1,000 up-scale salons nationwide. Other featured products include OPI nail colors and Aromafloria skin care products, Youngblood Mineral cosmetics and L’Oreal hair color.
 
Unique Treatments & Amenities
Treatments include:
*Warm Seaweed Mud Wrap
*Remineralizing Body Wrap
*Marine Mud Detoxifying Body Mask
*Hydralessence Body Mask.
 
Customized massages and facials include:
*The Galvez Personal Best Facial
*Advanced Anti-Aging Facial
*Ultrasonic Microdermabrasion Facial
*Stone Massage
*Four Hands Massage
 

Spa Hours                      

Spring Break – Labor Day Weekend

Sundays - Tuesdays, 9 am—5 pm

Wednesdays - Saturdays, 9 am—7pm

                                               

After Labor Day – Start of Spring Break

Closed Mondays

Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 am—5pm

Wednesdays—Saturdays, 9 am—7pm

 
Directions                       
From Houston, take I-45 South to Galveston, I-45 will become Broadway Avenue, take a right on 21st Street (Moody Avenue) and continue until you reach Seawall Boulevard. The Hotel Galvez & Spa is located at 2024 Seawall Blvd.
 
From the Galleria in Houston, take 610 South, exit on I-45 South to Galveston, I-45 will become Broadway Avenue, take a right on 21st Street (Moody Avenue) and continue until you reach Seawall Blvd. The Hotel Galvez & Spa is located at 2024 Seawall Blvd.
 
Architect                         
Michael Gaertner Architects
Bob Brown, principal in charge
Melissa Martinez, project manager
Project Consultants:
Concept Engineers
Jones Engineering
Bos Lighting Design
Donna Minyard Interiors. 
 
General Contractor  
JW Kelso Construction (initial build)
Structura (renovation following Hurricane Ike)
 
Interior Design          
Lori Mitchell, granddaughter of George P. Mitchell
 
Spa Director                   
Ruth Walsh
 
For Information          
Phone: 409-515-2100/Fax: 409-515-2144