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Galveston Island: A Meeting in Paradise
Hurricane Ike was a devastating tragedy, but Galveston area businesses have overcome and shown a resilient spirit in rebuilding efforts. Galveston’s hospitality, event and tourism industry is better than ever and ready to service visitors and locals alike.

The Galveston area is ripe with meeting venues that can easily entertain an intimate gathering or a large convention. Galveston, with its history and charm, offers a unique locale for company gatherings. Cool bay breezes, the islanders’ graceful Southern hospitality and Victorian small-town setting greets meeting participants and lures them into the belief that they are meeting in paradise.

Diversity is the perfect adjective for the variation of lodging on Galveston Island. Sandy Beaches have helped to create an environment that is both relaxing and inviting. Galveston offers accommodations for business travelers seeking tranquility mixed with modern amenities.

Galveston Island Hilton Resort – The Galveston Island Hilton offers an unrivaled setting ideally situated on the 30-acre San Luis Resort where you can enjoy award-winning island hospitality and world-class accommodations boasting magnificent Gulf views. The hotel offers more than 240 guestrooms with private balconies, most with majestic blue Gulf views. For more information contact the Hilton at 409-744-5000 or 800-HILTONS or log on to

Harbor House at Pier 21 – The Harbor House is a modern day translation of a working waterfront warehouse, recreated as a casual, tasteful 42-room inn-style hotel that has been recently updated. This colorful new dockside haven is the site of an early Galveston Steamship terminal - the perfect vantage point for portside ship watching today. For more information contact the hotel at 409-763-3321 or 800-874-3721 or via its Web site at

Hotel Galvez – A sparkling vision of Victorian elegance rising from the sand and surf, the Hotel Galvez – A Wyndham Historic Hotel, was known as the “Queen of the Gulf” in 1911. For nearly a century, the staff of this charming hotel has entertained guests as diverse as Teddy Roosevelt, Howard Hughes and Frank Sinatra. A $9-million renovation has restored the Hotel Galvez to its rightful place as a timeless showplace on the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Wyndham. This timeless hotel offers 226 guest rooms and suites that offer the charm of yesterday and the modern amenities of today. For more information contact 409-765-7721 or 800-WYNDHAM or visit the Web site at

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center – The Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center is nestled among the lush tropical surroundings and majestic pyramids of Moody Gardens. The hotel features 428 luxurious guestrooms and numerous amenities, including plush bathrobes, lighted vanities, full length mirrors, extra pillows and nightly turndown service. To learn more, contact Moody Gardens at 409-741-8484 or 888-388-8484 or via its Web site at

The San Luis Spa, Resort, & Conference Center – An ocean of opportunity waits at The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center. This 30-acre, year-round beachfront resort has earned the AAA Four Diamond Award® for five consecutive years. The 40,000-square-foot conference center has soundproof meeting rooms, ergonomic chairs, individual climate controls and adjustable light and tackable wall surfaces. For more information call 409-744-1500 or 800-445-0090 or log on at

The Tremont House –This divine hotel is tucked away in the heart of Galveston Island’s Strand Historic District. The Tremont House is an affordably elegant European-style hotel that begs for discovery. Sparkling like a precious stone amidst Galveston’s famous collection of Victorian architecture, The Tremont House offers a delightful blend of 19th-century charm and 20th-century sophistication, with exemplary service and luxury that have made it a strong favorite among island visitors. Contact Wyndham hotels at 409-763-0300 or 800-WYNDHAM.

Hawthorne Suites at The Victorian Resort & Conference Center – As The Victorian Resort has added Hawthorn Suites to its name, guests are enjoying the comfort and value of Victorian Resort condominiums and the high level of service provided by Hawthorn Suites. For more information contact The Victorian at 409-740-3555 or 800-231-6363 or log on to

Convention Centers
Galveston is bursting at the seams with venues to hold business meetings and events. The whole city combines rich culture and traditions with modern amenities, making it one of the most sought after meeting and event destinations in Texas. There are three main convention facilities on the island that can accommodate groups of all sizes.

Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort – This new beachfront convention center is the official convention center for Galveston Island. The center features 43,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 15,000-square-foot ballroom and 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Located on Galveston’s famous Seawall Boulevard, the new convention center is in close proximity to more than 2,000 hotel rooms and is surrounded by a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues. For booking information please contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitor’s Bureau at 866-505-4456 or visit

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