Galveston’s ‘Haunted’ Hotel Galvez Offers October Ghost Tour Dinner and Room Packages
08/12/2011Hotel Galvez & Spa
Hotel Galvez & Spa, a Wyndham Grand® Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, invites guests to embark on enthralling ghost hunts during the month of October. The “haunted” Texas hotel is extending its ghost tour to the public as part of a special three-course dinner special on Thursday evenings. The hotel has also scheduled a ghost tour dinner on Halloween. Additionally, the hotel will offer special overnight ghost tour packages for guests on Thursdays and Sundays.
During the Thursday and Sunday tours, which begin on Oct. 6 and Oct. 2, respectively, Hotel Galvez concierge Jackie Hasan will guide participants through the ghostly past of the hotel while using an electromagnetic field detector and infrared thermometer to conduct a paranormal investigation. On Thursdays, the one-hour ghost tour of the historic hotel is followed by a three-course dinner at Bernardo’s Restaurant at Hotel Galvez. The public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner package priced at $35 per person. The tour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Advance reservations are required for the dinner. Guests must contact the restaurant at (409) 765-7721 for reservations and may visit www.BernardosAtHotelGalvez.com to review the menu.
“Over the years, guests have reported seeing or feeling a presence in some parts of the hotel,” says Hasan. “The ghost tour and dinner package at Hotel Galvez seeks to explore eerie encounters while providing participants with an interesting and entertaining experience.”
Hotel staff has often reported odd occurrences throughout the hotel, such as candles blowing out on their own, dishes breaking with no one around and unexplained breathing and children’s laughter in some public areas. Guests have reported seeing or sensing the occasional spirit in their rooms or unexplained orbs in their photos. The hotel is also known for its “Ghost Bride,” who has reportedly been seen in Room 501 and throughout the fifth floor. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on the Travel Channel’s Ghost Stories and on Discovery Channel’s Ghost Lab.
Hotel Galvez offers two options for overnight guests. Priced at $189 per night, the “Dinner with the Ghosts” package is available every Thursday night in October and includes deluxe guestroom accommodations for two, a three-course dinner for two, the ghost tour and valet parking. The Thursday night package is based on double occupancy and subject to availability. The “Galvez Ghost Brunch” package, also priced at $189 per night, is available every Sunday in October, based on double occupancy and subject to availability. The package includes deluxe guestroom accommodations for two, the famous Galvez Sunday Brunch for two, a guided ghost tour on Sunday evening, valet parking and a 25 percent discount on a treatment of choice at The Spa at the Hotel Galvez, giving guests the opportunity to relax before or after their frightful tour. Pricing for both packages does not include taxes and gratuity.
About Hotel Galvez & Spa
Hotel Galvez & Spa is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast and was named Outstanding Property of the Year for 2010 by the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand, one of the highest honors in the upscale hotel chain’s portfolio. This 224-room, 100-year-old historic hotel is rated four diamonds by AAA, is owned by Galveston preservationist George Mitchell and is part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For reservations, call (800) WYNDHAM, or visit www.WyndhamHotelGalvez.com and check special offers.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC and its affiliates, subsidiaries of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, China, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. All hotels are either franchised by the company or owned and/or managed by an affiliate or through a joint venture partner. For more information, visit www.wyndham.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, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island visit www.galveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.
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