Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, is host to two historic events this summer:  the Galveston Island Beach Revue on May 16 and 17 and the Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal on June 7.

Hotel Galvez is the title sponsor of the Galveston Island Beach Revue, a two-day, family friendly event starting Friday, May 16, 2014. Created by Islander By Choice, LLC (IBC), the sixth annual event is a resurrection of the Pageant of Pulchritude (the predecessor to the Miss Universe Pageant) that was hosted in Galveston during the 1920s and early 1930s. Friday night events, scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m., include craft beer tastings, live music by Houston’s Brandon McDermott Band, an introduction of the 2014 bathing beauties and a free outdoor showing of the 1965 movie “Girl Happy” starring Elvis Presley. Beach Revue events will take place adjacent to the hotel at Beach Central and are free to the public.

On Saturday, May 17, event festivities begin at noon and include “Retro-Active” games for the kids, a charcoal championship cook-off, craft beer tastings, vendors and an evening of live music headlined by Grand Old Grizzly from Houston. The “Bathing Beauties Contest” begins at 5 p.m., when 40 contestants compete in vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear for cash prizes. The top winner will receive a custom-made swimsuit by Fluid Sunwear. For information, visit  

To honor the most popular month of matrimony and the 103rd anniversary of Hotel Galvez & Spa®, couples are invited to renew their vows during a Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony on Saturday, June 7, at 10 a.m. on the hotel’s grounds. A local Justice of the Peace will officiate the ceremony, after which the hotel will host a small reception. Couples have the option to join in the complimentary wedding vow renewal and can stay the night and enjoy the Hotel Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal package. Advance reservations are required for both. For reservations, call (409) 765-7721 or visit and click on “Special Offers.”

“Both of these events complement the rich history of the hotel, which has always been extremely involved in the Galveston community,” says General Manager Steve Cunningham. “This summer, we invite guests to rediscover Galveston and celebrate the Hotel Galvez through some old-fashioned fun.”

Guests at Hotel Galvez can learn a little about the hotel’s history by downloading the hotel’s 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.

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

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About Galveston Island

Galveston Island is the No. 2 tourism attraction in Texas for in-state and out-of-state travelers. Galveston is a historic beach town located just 50 miles south from Houston, Texas – the fourth largest city in the U.S. A diverse cultural town, Galveston Island is a unique destination offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions and resorts, one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country and Texas’ premiere cruise port.