Fascinated by Ghosts? This October, Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, invites guests to learn more about the paranormal during its annual “Dinner with the Ghosts” ghost tour and dinner event.
During the 104-year-old historic Texas hotel’s one-hour tour, the Hotel Galvez concierge will guide guests through the hotel’s ghostly past using popular ghost hunting tools to conduct a paranormal investigation. Guests will learn about the hotel’s “Ghost Bride” and other reported strange occurrences. The tour begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a three-course dinner at Galvez Bar & Grill at 7 p.m. Guests can book the tour and dinner package beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings throughout October. The cost for the tour and dinner package is $45 per person.
“Guests will learn a bit of history of the hotel, hear and share ghost stories and enjoy a delicious dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill, making for an evening of ghostly fun in Galveston,” said the hotel’s general manager, Steve Cunningham.
In addition to the tour and dinner event, the hotel will also offer a “Dinner with the Ghosts” overnight package, available Tuesday through Thursday starting at $259, which includes one night in a deluxe guest room following the event, plus a copy of “Haunted Galveston” by Amy Matsumoto. On Fridays, the hotel’s “Dinner with the Ghosts” event is exclusively available as an overnight package, starting at $289 and including a deluxe guest room, the ghost tour, dinner for two, valet parking and a copy of “Haunted Galveston” by Amy Matsumoto. Overnight packages are available to book online now.
Hotel staff has often reported odd occurrences throughout the hotel, such as candles blowing out on their own, dishes breaking with no one around and unexplained breathing or children’s laughter in some public areas. Similarly, guests have occasionally reported seeing or sensing spirits in their rooms or unexplained orbs in their photos, including the hotel’s “Ghost Bride” which has reportedly been seen in Room 501 and throughout the fifth floor. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on the Travel Channel’s Ghost Stories and on Discovery Channel’s Ghost Lab.
To make a reservation for the ghost tour and dinner package, please contact the Galvez Bar & Grill at (409) 515-2154. To book the Dinner with the Ghosts overnight package, please visit www.HotelGalvez.com and see special offers.
About Hotel Galvez & Spa®
Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, 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 Hotels and Resorts
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About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island offers 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, and Texas’ premier cruise port. For more information on Galveston Island visit www.galveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.