Hotel Galvez offers Unique Family Experience Package
Wyndham Grand® is setting out to bring quality time back to vacations by launching a one-of-a-kind family program: Reconnected, a Wyndham Grand Family Experience. Unlike traditional hotel kids programs, Reconnected encourages families to create memories together - starting with putting down their phones - through a curated set of family activities including the exclusive, architect-designed ultimate in-room blanket fort. Hotel Galvez & Spa is a pilot hotel for this new family experience and the only hotel in Texas to participate. There is no additional cost to book the Reconnected package during the pilot period which runs through the end of 2018. Families that book the package will stay in the hotel’s Parlor Suites which offer a king with a full-size sofa sleeper in the parlor for the kids. These rooms provide plenty of space to build a “blanket fort.”
Upon check-in, guests will receive the Reconnected Kit including:
• Lock Box – Guests receive a timed lock box for their mobile device(s) enabling them to
set a timer for uninterrupted play.
• Instax Camera – Guests can capture memories the “old-school” way with this instant,
• Blanket Fort Kit – An exclusive kit and blueprint design by Wyndham Grand Fort
Architect Ben Pell for creating the blanket fort of your dreams.
• Backpack for Children – Kids receive a backpack stocked with goodies including The
Nocturnals, a book that focuses on friendship and adventure, a shadow puppet how-to guide and flashlight for families to create their own adventures.
Hotel Galvez to offer “Phone Free Spaces” in Fall
In connection with the Reconnected, a Wyndham Grand Family Experience, Hotel Galvez is designating “Phone Free Spaces” at the pool area and in the restaurant from Oct. 1 through Nov. 12. The hotel is identifying these “Phone Free Spaces” through signage to encourage guests to disconnect and reconnect during quality time and to promote the Reconnected experience. Wyndham has partnered with Yondr to provide lockable phone cases to secure phones and reduce the temptation.
Hotel Galvez Updates Suites in 2019
Hotel Galvez & Spa is launching a complete refurbishment of its suites in early 2019. The hotel currently offers five one-bedroom and one two-bedroom suites on its seventh and eighth floors. After the renovation, suites will offer a new layout, furnishings and amenities.
What Hotel Galvez is Known For
Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinners Always a Sellout
Fascinated by ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa invites guests to learn more about the paranormal during its monthly “Dinner with the Ghosts” tour and dinner event. During hotel’s one-hour ghost tour, the Hotel Galvez concierge guides guests through the hotel’s ghostly past using popular ghost hunting tools to conduct a paranormal investigation. Guests learn about the hotel’s “Ghost Bride” and other reported strange occurrences. The tour is scheduled the second Wednesday and Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. and is followed by a three-course dinner at Galvez Bar & Grill at 7 p.m. The cost for the tour and dinner package is $60 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity). In addition to the tour and dinner event, the hotel also offers a “Dinner with the Ghosts” overnight package. During the month of October, tours are offered Tuesday through Friday with Friday only available as part of an overnight package.
NEW: Guided Overnight Ghost Investigation (SOLD OUT)
This year Hotel Galvez is adding a Guided Overnight Ghost Investigation on Friday, Oct. 26 as part of an overnight package. Guests will join seasoned paranormal investigators during a guided investigation from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. which is prime time for the “witching hour” when spirits are reportedly the most active. The package includes accommodations for two at the haunted Hotel Galvez, two spots for the investigation, a welcome cocktail choice of Ghost Bride or Expresso Martini (one per guest), and mid-tour pick me up beverage and snack. The Guided Overnight Ghost Investigation package is available to guests 21 and over.
Hotel Galvez Hosts Annual City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration
Hotel Galvez & Spa hosts its annual Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration on the Friday after Thanksgiving at 6:00 p.m. The City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration is an annual, free family event and marks the start of the official holiday season in Galveston and features performances from The Nutcracker, a hand bell choir and area carolers. The Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration begins with the arrival of Santa Claus by horse-drawn carriage, followed by the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas tree with a count-down led by Santa Claus and a city representative.
Hotel Galvez Shares History through Hall of History, Free Audio Tour and Weekly Tours
Hotel Galvez & Spa shares its history through a permanent exhibit called the Hall of History. The Hall of History provides a brief history on the hotel and tourism in Galveston.
Hotel Galvez also touts its history and ghost stories through a free multimedia tour app for iPhone and Android smartphones. The free 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).
Additionally, the hotel is now offering weekly ghost and history tours. A 30-45 minute ghost tour is available Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 2 p.m. for $15/pp. This tour is only available to hotel guests. A 30-45 minute history tour is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The history tour is complimentary to overnight guests and $10/pp to the public. Both tours require advance reservations and should be made the day prior with the front desk.