Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, has released a free multimedia tour app for iPhone® and Android® smartphones. The free Hotel Galvez app provides a 25-minute history tour and a 20-minute ghost tour with scrollable images, numeric keypad entry and a keyword search function.
The tour was produced by Acoustiguide Inc. (Espro Acoustiguide Group) which also produced the audio tour at Galveston’s popular Bishop’s Palace and the Tall Ship Elissa which are operated by the Galveston Historical Foundation.
“The audio tour app is a new innovative addition to the hotel’s offerings,” says General Manager Steve Cunningham. “Following the popularity of our Hall of History, we felt that this tour app would truly appeal to guests who love the hotel’s history and haunted past. Guests can download in advance of their stay and explore the hotel during their visit.”
The history tour takes listeners on a trip through memorable tales of the city and the hotel’s role in legendary events. Listeners will hear details about the hotel’s architecture, history and restoration as well as the dedication of the hotel’s current owners, Cynthia and George Mitchell family.
The ghost tour shares the story of “The Ghost Bride” as well as lesser known first-hand accounts of staff and visitors. The ghost tour offers a playful narrative, historic images of the hotel and a few photos submitted by guests.
Hotel Galvez will continue to offer guided ghost tours in October and offers tours upon request with the hotel’s guest ambassador and concierge.
Espro Acoustiguide Group
The Espro Acoustiguide Group provides award-winning digital audio and multimedia interpretative content to visitors around the world via a variety of platforms - including proprietary devices designed and manufactured specifically for the market, ruggedized off-the-shelf touch screen players, and via mobile applications design by Tristan Interactive for on-site rental devices and visitor’s personal smartphones. Espro Acoustiguide provides mobile interpretive programming and multimedia content for museums, heritage and historic sites, tourism attractions, zoos, aquaria and corporate clients.
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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