Guests who elect the two-night package will join the concierge who will lead a tour using an electromagnetic field detector and infrared thermometer to search for ghosts in the 97-year-old beachfront hotel. The package also includes a copy of Ghosts Along the Texas Coast by Docia Schultz Williams.
“Several ghosts are associated with The Hotel Galvez, including a heartbroken bride-to-be still waiting in Room 501 for her lost love,” said General Manager Steve Wisner. “This hotel has played a prominent role in the colorful history of Galveston and our ghost tours add to the intrigue of our historic hotel.”
The Ghosts of Galvez package, available beginning Friday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 1, costs $525 Fridays and Saturdays and $325 Sundays through Thursdays, based on double occupancy. Ghost tours are offered Wednesday through Sundays for guests at 5:30 p.m. or by appointment.
The Hotel Galvez was built as a symbol of Galveston’s resilience following the Great Storm of 1900 and following Hurricane Ike reopened to the public on Oct. 15. The hotel sustained minimal damage from Hurricane Ike.
The Hotel Galvez, a Wyndham historic hotel rated four diamonds by AAA, is a member in the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. The Hotel Galvez remains the only historic beachfront hotel in Galveston. The Hotel Galvez is owned by Galveston preservationists Cynthia and George Mitchell and is part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For additional information about Hotel Galvez, call (409) 765-7721, (800) WYNDHAM, or visit http://www.wyndhamhotelgalvez.com.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. All hotels are either franchised or managed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts or an affiliate. For more information, visit http://www.wyndham.com.
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