The historic Hotel Galvez & Spa in Galveston, Texas was built in 1911. It has been through many restorations that cost millions of dollars to bring it back to its old splendor. It still maintains a lot of its original charms and some of its original features, including its own ghosts.
In September 2009, Discovery Channel’s Ghost Lab featured Hotel Galvez while investigating a correlation between weather and the paranormal. The hotel was also included in an episode on the Travel Channel’s Ghost Stories called the “Ghost of Sister Katherine.”
During the month of October, the hotel will offer ghost tours to guide participants on a tour through the historic hotel’s ghostly past while using popular ghost hunting tools to conduct a paranormal investigation. During the tour, guests will hear stories of the “Ghost Bride” and other reported strange occurrences. After mingling with the paranormal, a destressing session or two at The Spa at the Hotel Galvez is a must!
The Spa at the Hotel Galvez is a multi-million dollar, 9,736 square-foot spa with eight treatment rooms, accompanying salon and fitness center. The spa features Mediterranean-inspired décor and was designed to complement the architectural features of the hotel.
Special facility features include:
- Hydrotherapy Room
- Vichy Shower Room
- Couple’s Massage Room
- Suite/Private Lounge
- Relaxation Room
- Meditation Garden
- Kérastase level salon
- Fitness center with Precor & Paramount equipment
The Spa at the Hotel Galvez features several facial and body care lines including Ling, Priori, Osea, Malie, Aromafloria and Kneipp. Facial lines Ling and Priori are results based and include peels to resurface the texture of the skin while Osea is the industry leader in all natural, active marine facials that focus on balancing the skin. Malie is an all natural, organic Hawaiian treatment line that is used in body treatments. The spa’s hydrotherapy baths utilize Aromafloria and Kneipp products.
The salon is a Kérastase level salon, a distinction given to approximately 1,000 up-scale salons nationwide. Other featured products include OPI nail colors and Aromafloria skin care products, Youngblood Mineral cosmetics and L’Oreal hair color.
- Warm Seaweed Mud Wrap
- Remineralizing Body Wrap
- Marine Mud Detoxifying Body Mask
- Hydralessence Body Mask
Customized massages and facials include:
- The Galvez Personal Best Facial
- Advanced Anti-Aging Facial
- Ultrasonic Microdermabrasion Facial
- Stone Massage
- Four Hands Massage
For more information about The Spa at the Hotel Galvez, visit www.thespaatthehotelgalvez.com/.
For more information about the Hotel Galvez & Spa ghost tours, visit www.WyndhamHotelGalvez.com/.