In celebration of the heritage of The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, and the contributions of hotel owners George and Cynthia Mitchell, the hotel has added a small exhibit on the three Galveston hotels bearing its name and the Mitchells. Guests can find this free display just east of the front desk.
The history of The Tremont House can be traced back to 1839 when the first hotel, located at the corner of Tremont and Postoffice Streets opened. A second, grander hotel existed from 1872 to 1928. The current Tremont is the third Galveston hotel to assume this name and honor this tradition. The Tremont House, now located at 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, opened in 1985 and is housed in the 1879 Leon & H. Blum Building. The hotel will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2015.
Cynthia Mitchell, who passed on Dec. 27, 2009 and George Mitchell, who passed away on July 16, 2013, were instrumental in the restoration and revival of Galveston’s heritage and culture. The Mitchell family continues to preserve Galveston’s Historic Strand District and is currently renovating the 1859 Hendley Building. One panel in the display focuses on their role in restoring The Historic Strand District. The hotel plans to produce a new audio tour available as a free app for smartphones in 2015 which will give a brief history on the hotel and the Mitchell’s role in preserving Galveston’s historic downtown. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
“Our guests are always interested in the history of The Tremont House so we are pleased to offer this display,” says Complex General Manager Steve Cunningham. “We invite the public to stop in and read a little about the history of the hotel and the Mitchells. Plus, it gives guests a great excuse to stop in and enjoy our Tremont Café, Toujouse Bar and Rooftop Bar.”
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
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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.
About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island offers 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, and Texas’ premier cruise port. For more information on Galveston Island visit www.galveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.
Christine Hopkins, APR
Director of Communications
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The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
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