Travis L McIntire, a 26-year veteran in the hotel industry, joins the staff at Wyndham Hotels of Galveston as Complex Director of Catering for Hotel Galvez & Spa® and The Tremont House, both Wyndham Grand® Hotels. McIntire comes to Galveston from the Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental where he worked as senior catering sales executive.
McIntire has a bachelor’s degree in Restaurant, Hotel & Institutional Management from Texas Tech University. He got his start in the hospitality industry by working as director of food & beverage at Ramada Hotel Astrodome/Medical Center in Houston and later moved on to Houston Marriott West Loop and J.W. Marriott Houston working in catering. He is a certified wedding planner for Marriott and has a history of hitting 100 percent of his catering goals handling corporate, fraternal, medical, government, military, religious and educational groups and closing on catering for groups of up to 1,000 guests.
McIntire’s “unofficial” start in the food industry was while a senior at Angleton High School, when he won the Regional & State Meat Cutting Championships’ in 1982. “Dealing with customers over the meat counter was my first taste of the hospitality business, having a butcher knife in my hand made it an easy transition,” he jokes. “I’ve loved it ever since!”
He is a member of the National Association of Catering Executives and a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, where his Sky Riders team was the 2014 Sales Team of the Year for the prestigious Carnival Ticket Sales Committee. He received numerous sales achievement awards during his career including Golden Circle: President’s, Silver and Bronze Sales Achievement Awards while at Marriott Hotels. In his role as Complex Director of Catering, he is tasked with leading his team to increase events booked in the hotels’ 27,000 sq. ft. of combined meeting space at Hotel Galvez and The Tremont House.
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.HotelGalvez.com.
About The Tremont House
The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, is owned by the Cynthia and George Mitchell family as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. The Tremont House is a 119-room boutique style hotel located in the heart of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and Galveston’s Downtown Cultural Arts District. This historic hotel features 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a bistro-style café, fitness center and two bars for entertainment – the 1888 Toujouse Bar and The Rooftop Bar. For reservations, call (409) 763-0300 or visit www.TheTremontHouse.com.
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at more than 170 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.
Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts are an ensemble of distinguished hotels within the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts brand that represent one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodation, attentive service and relaxed surroundings. For more information, visit www.wyndhamgrand.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. For more information on Galveston Island visit www.galveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.
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