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Every great hotel must have its ghost, and the Hotel Galvez has one who has been around at least a half century. According to Jan Johnson (a fifth-generation Galvestonian and the author of Walking Historic Galveston), the Galvez ghost could be a bride-to-be-named Audra. Legend has it that was about twenty-five years old and stayed in Room 501. Then tragedy befell her.
From grand receptions of 500 to intimate exchanges of vows and horse-drawn carriages, Hotel Galvez & Spa makes every bride’s day perfect. Situated along the Gulf Coast beaches, Hotel Galvez offers couples a rich, elegant setting for a destination wedding.
Amid the atmosphere of The Strand National Historic Landmark District, The Tremont House is legendary for its gracious hospitality and stylish accommodations. Wedding space at The Tremont House ranges from small to mid-sized rooms featuring exposed...
The Tremont House, a Wyndham Grand Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, is one of only two historic hotels on the Island is situated in The Historic Downtown Strand District. This location offers attendees the option to shop and stroll through The Strand or savor the view from the rooftop after a day of meetings.
Annually, in the two weeks before Lent, thousands of revelers are drawn to the resplendent pageantry of Mardi Gras! Galveston. Texas’ largest and most acclaimed Mardi Gras celebration - replete with sparkling parades and headliner entertainment, grand galas and artwalks, and unbridled energy spawned by more than 50 events - Mardi Gras transcends social, commercial, and tourism significance by unifying people of all ages and ethnicities. While today’s Mardi Gras is facilitated by the City of Galveston and produced by more than a dozen participating krewes, the essence and historical rebirth of Mardi Gras belongs to one man, George P. Mitchell.
Executive Chef Antonio Rodriguez of Bernardo’s Restaurant at the Hotel Galvez & Spa has embraced the tradition of the hotel’s Sunday Champagne Brunch while adding some untraditional twists.
The Tremont House (Leon H. Blum Building) 1879, 1882, Eugene T. Heiner Rehabilitation and additions, 1985, Ford, Powell & Carson Source: Galveston Architecture Guidebook by Ellen Beasley and Stephen Fox Copyright© 1996 Galveston Historical...
Hotel Galvez 1911, Mauran & Russell Rehabilitation and additions, 1993, Ford, Powell & Carson Source: Galveston Architecture Guidebook by Ellen Beasley and Stephen Fox Copyright© 1996 Galveston Historical Foundation The grand dame of the...
Hotel Galvez & Spa, a Wyndham Grand Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, has been revered as the “Queen of the Gulf” since its opening in 1911. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Hotel Galvez is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This timeless hotel offers more than 13,000 square feet of meeting space consisting of nine meeting rooms and features Wyndham ClearAir™ allergy-friendly air purification meeting space.
GALVESTON ISLAND Situated 45 minutes south of Houston and surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Island is a mix of sun-drenched beaches and sophisticated culture. The island’s rich history is conveyed through a mix of museums, local lore and...
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