One of Texas’s grand dames celebrates her 100th birthday this June, and couples are invited to be part of the festivities with a special getaway package. The Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel will commemorate its 100-year reign as “Queen of the Gulf” with a two-day celebration and an Anniversary Weekend Package.
Opened on June 10, 1911, the stately Galveston landmark is now a Wyndham® Grand Hotel as well as a National Trust Historic Hotel of America. Hotel Galvez, part of Mitchell Historic Properties, reigns as the only historic beachfront hotel in Texas and is rated four diamonds by AAA. A recent $11 million renovation updated all guest rooms with new décor and furnishings.
The Spa at Hotel Galvez provides a full range of pampering treatments with an emphasis on total wellness of mind, body and spirit. The facility features a full-service salon, fitness facility, hydrotherapy room, Vichy shower room, couple’s massage room, relaxation room, spa meditation garden and water wall, yoga, mat Pilates, and personal training.
On Saturday, June 11, 2011, the grounds of the hotel will come alive with special activities and live entertainment during the day and end with a fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico. Street entertainers will perform on the hotel grounds and five bands will perform live on a festival stage at Beach Central (across the street from the hotel) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Entertainers will include the Judd Johnson Band, Lucky Tubb, Ezra Charles, Wayne “The Train” Hancock” and Radiostar. Beach Central will also offer food concessions for the public. The fun continues on Sunday, June 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. with live entertainment and food at Beach Central.
The Package: The Anniversary Weekend Package includes:
- two-night stay
- valet parking
- breakfast for two on Saturday and Sunday
- convenient access to the public centennial event activities
- a commemorative poster and a keepsake copy of Hotel Galvez: Queen of the Gulf, a book authored by Gary Cartwright.
As part of the weekend, guests will also enjoy live Flamenco music and dancers in the lobby from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 10.
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Photo courtesy Hotel Galvez and Spa and Rosenberg Library, Galveston, TX