Have you ever seen a ghost? Or have you ever stayed at a haunted hotel? 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 ghost tour and dinner event. The hotel will also offer a “Ghosts of the Galvez” overnight package, which includes the ghost tour and dinner and a deluxe guest room, as well as a special Halloween Night Ghost Package to celebrate the haunted holiday.
Throughout October, the 103-year-old historic Texas hotel is offering a public ghost tour accompanied by a three-course dinner for $40 per person. During the one-hour tour, the Hotel Galvez concierge will guide guests through the historic 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 Monday, Sept. 1, for Wednesday and Thursday evenings throughout October. The overnight package is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays as well as Sundays.
For guests looking to extend the haunting experience, the hotel will offer the Ghosts of the Galvez overnight package, which starts at $249 per night and includes a deluxe guest room, the ghost tour, dinner for two and valet parking. The overnight package is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in October.
This year, the hotel has added a Halloween Night Ghost Package starting at $349 per night, which will include the ghost tour and dinner along with a copy of “How to Hunt Ghosts – A Practical Guide” and a ghost meter commonly used by paranormal investigators. Both items are available only by booking the Halloween Night Ghost Package.
A limited number of ghost tour dinners are available on Halloween but only as part of the overnight package.
“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 a unique way to celebrate Halloween in Galveston,” said the hotel’s general manager, Steve Cunningham.
To make a reservation for the ghost tour and dinner package, please contact the Galvez Bar & Grill at (409) 515-2145. To book the Ghosts of the Galvez overnight package, please visit www.WyndhamHotelGalvez.com and see special offers.
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 reported seeing or sensing an occasional spirit 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.
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 (409) 765-7721, 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.