FEB 2015

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 5 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 30 G A L V E S T O N bar and restaurant. Now named the Galvez Bar and Grill, the restaurant was doubled in size but kept the historic mahogany bar and serves "prohibition-style cocktails, among other drinks." For events, the property offers 13,000 square feet of customizable meeting spaces and can accommodate groups of up to 350. On site amenities include a tropical pool and a deluxe day spa. The Tremont House Groups will also find the Hotel Galvez's sister property, The Tremont House, a Wyndham Grand Hotel, also blends together the days of yesterday and today. Located in Galveston's Strand Historic district and occupying a former warehouse from 1879, the property is within walking distance to many of Galveston's at- tractions, including The Grand 1894 Opera House. Famous guests include Sam Houston, Ulysses S. Grant, Clara Barton and Buffalo Bill. For meetings, The Tremont House offers eight event spaces totaling more than 15,500 square feet and able to accom- modate groups of more than 800. The Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Conven- tion Center The Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Conven- tion Center is nestled among acres of lush tropi- cal gardens and pyramids that house the gardens and a bird arboretum. Along with 428 guest rooms, groups will find numerous amenities such as heated swimming pools and a spa, as well as more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space. The Frances Anne Moody Ballroom spans more than 15,000 square feet, can be divided into eight rooms and its high ceilings are lined with eye-catch- ing chandeliers. Additional spaces include several expo halls totaling over 60,000 square feet of space. n

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