Galveston’s ‘Haunted’ Hotel Galvez to Begin Taking Reservations on Sept. 4 for its October Ghost Tours
08/16/2012Hotel Galvez & Spa
Ghost stories followed by dinner in a haunted hotel is a sure way to get in the Halloween spirit – no pun intended. The “haunted” Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, will begin taking reservations for its annual October ghost tour and dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Guests must contact the restaurant at (409) 765-7721 to make reservations. During the tour, guests hear stories of the “Ghost Bride” and other reported strange occurrences. The 101-year-old historic Texas hotel offers a public ghost tour accompanied by a three-course dinner for $35 per person on Wednesday and Thursday evenings throughout the month, including Halloween. Additionally, the hotel is currently taking reservations for its Dinner with the Ghosts overnight package which is priced at $229 per night and includes a deluxe guest room, the ghost tour and dinner for two and valet parking.
During the month of October, Hotel Galvez concierge Jackie Hasan will guide participants on a tour through the historic hotel’s ghostly past while using popular ghost hunting tools to conduct a paranormal investigation. The one-hour ghost tour, which begins at 6 p.m., is followed by a three-course dinner at Bernardo’s Restaurant at Hotel Galvez at 7 p.m. Guests may visit www.BernardosAtHotelGalvez.com to review the dinner menu when it becomes available.
“The ghost tour and dinner package at Hotel Galvez allows our guests to explore the ghost history of the hotel while providing participants with an interesting and uniquely entertaining experience,” says Hasan.
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 or children’s laughter in some public areas. Similarly, guests have reported seeing or sensing the occasional spirit in their rooms or unexplained orbs in their photos. The hotel’s “Ghost Bride,” 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.
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 and pool with a swim-up bar. The hotel is rated four diamonds by AAA and is owned by Galveston preservationist George Mitchell as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For reservations, call (800) WYNDHAM or visit www.WyndhamHotelGalvez.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 throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM – (800) 996-3426 – or visiting 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 (888) GAL-ISLE.
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