< UNITED STATES | GALVESTON: Hotel Galvez & Spa
Dating back more than a century, Hotel Galvez & Spa has been pleasing guests from around the world with elegant décor, luxurious service, scenic Gulf Coast event space, and a
majestic location across from the water. Old world style and grace embody every detail, with upscale modern amenities to please today's most discerning travelers.
In 1900, a hurricane devastated the city as the worst national disaster in history, claiming and estimated 6,000 to 8,000 lives. Central to the courageous rebuilding that followed was the construction of a 17-foot Seawall, Causeway to the mainland, and with the 1911 opening of Hotel Galvez, Texas was reborn as a treasured vacation destination.
Bearing the name of Bernardo de Galvez, who surveyed the area in 1786, the Galvez Hotel opened its doors on June 10th, 1911 at a cost of $1 million. It was designed by Mauran, Russell & Crowell in a combination of Mission Revival and Spanish Revival styles. In 1911, rooms were sold at $2 per night.
Because of its wealthy socialite, business and celebrity clientele, the Galvez Hotel was referred to as the “Playground of the Southwest.” Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, General Douglas MacArthur, Jimmy Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Howard Hughes are just some of the names found in the hotel's golden book.
Today, Hotel Galvez & Spa, the "Queen of the Gulf" is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast and renowned as one of the finest Galveston hotels on the beach.
#Gary Cartwright: Hotel Galvez: Queen of the Gulf
Mitchell Historic Properties, 2010 | ISBN-10: 0578058588; ISBN-13: 978-0578058580
English language | 131 pages | Hardcover
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