The Tremont House, a Wyndham Grand Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, recently unveiled a new look for its historic Belmont Suites.
Each floor offers a series of three adjoining suites and parlors. Suites feature an elegant sitting area, guest bathroom, dining table and bar in each parlor. Suites are decorated in a classic neutral palette and furnished with either Baker or McGuire furniture, a custom rug created by Brintons and new classic white plantation shutters. Adjoining bedrooms are furnished with JANUS et Cie headboards and Anichini bedding manufactured in Italy. The Belmont suites continue to give a historic feel with its soaring ceiling and tall windows but now with a charming modern touch. Upon arrival, guests will discover the Belmont suites are stocked with fresh flowers, gourmet snacks and coffee, robes and slippers. Guests also receive complimentary Wi-Fi and turndown service. Additionally, table service is be available in two suites.
The Tremont House is located in the 1879 Leon & H. Blum Building in the heart of historic downtown Galveston. The east section of the hotel houses the newly renovated Belmont Suites. This adjoining building dates back to 1873 and was converted into a hotel in 1909 when it opened as the Royal Hotel. At this time, the fifth and sixth floors were added. This hotel was later operated as the Palmetto House Hotel and the Belmont Hotel. It was known as the Belmont Hotel from 1968 until 1979 when a fire damaged the building. The fifth and sixth floors were then removed by the current owners Cynthia and George Mitchell as they made renovations to the hotel in the l980’s in preparation for a grand opening in 1985. The hotel now offers three levels of suites on the second through fourth floors.
The hotel’s historic Toujouse Bar dates back to the 1870s and is open daily from 2 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 2 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Guests can enjoy live entertainment by country-jazz singer Nina Kay from 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The bar specializes in martinis, single-malt scotches and small-batch bourbons as well as top brands of beer and wine. Additionally, The Rooftop Bar at The Tremont House is open seasonally and offers a bird’s-eye view of Galveston.
A new Tremont Café, which opened in August 2009, offers Starbucks coffee, specialty flatbread pizza cooked in a brick pizza oven, gourmet and hot pressed sandwiches, salads, soups, house-made pastries and desserts. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides items for room service. The Tremont House offers complimentary wireless Internet service in the lobby, Tremont Café and in all guest rooms and suites.
The Tremont House is owned by Galveston preservationists Cynthia and George Mitchell and is part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For information call (409) 763-0300 or (800) WYNDHAM, or visit www.WyndhamTremontHouse.com.
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