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. 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, still camera.
- 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 Upgrades Pool
Hotel Galvez & Spa will begin a $300,000 renovation to its pool area this spring to include new cabanas, upgraded restrooms and a remodeled bar that will be completed by May 1, 2018. The pool area offers a swim-up bar, hot tub, lounge seating, misters and pool grill for guests. The pool is saltwater pool and heated, as needed, for the comfort of guests.
Beach Revue at Hotel Galvez Now Part of New Music Festival
The 10th annual Galveston Island Beach Revue, scheduled in April and presented by Hotel Galvez & Spa®, is Galveston’s official kick-off to summer. The Beach Revue is free to the public and offers a weekend of vintage inspired events headlined by the Bathing Beauties Contest. Picture thirty lovely ladies all donning vintage cocktail attire and swimwear.
The Galveston Island Beach Revue is now part of Third Coast Music Festival scheduled April 26-30. A speakeasy themed event is scheduled at Galvez Bar & Grill at Hotel Galvez on Friday night featuring the Dandy Wellington Band from New York City. The crowd pleaser Bathing Beauty Contest is held Saturday at Beach Central, located adjacent to the Hotel Galvez & Spa®.
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.
Hotel Galvez Shares History through Hall of History and Free Audio Tour
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 via a display featuring various items and informational panels including famous guests.
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).
Renew Your Wedding Vows at Hotel Galvez
Hotel Galvez has been the top choice for couples for 100 years and in celebration of this tradition, the hotel hosts an annual wedding vow renewal ceremony in June. This historic hotel hosted its first group ceremony in conjunction with its centennial anniversary in 2011 and the hotel decided to make it an annual event. In celebration of the hotel’s anniversary and the most popular month for weddings, Hotel Galvez invites couples to renew their vows during a mass ceremony on the hotel grounds on the second Saturday in June at 10 a.m. Couples have the option to stay for the weekend and enjoy a getaway package that includes champagne upon arrival and souvenir champagne glasses.
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.