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Historic Places, is an architectural and acoustic gem with a colorful
history and impressive roster of celebrity performers. Theatre buy-outs
for performances, presentations and receptions are available.
Galveston offers a plethora of attractions for getting attendees out
of the conference room and into the uniqueness of the destination.
Historic Pleasure Pier is a venerable site restored to its former glory,
now housing amusement rides, restaurants and incredible Gulf views.
Ample outdoor space is available for picture-perfect sunset affairs.
Moody Gardens’ Rainforest, Aquarium and Discovery Pyramids offer
extraordinary backdrops and spaces for meetings and events. The
Aquarium reopened May 2017 with remodeled interiors and exhibits,
including a second penguin habitat.
Galveston offers an impressive collection of meeting hotels in
almost every budget category and style—from the modern, bustling
atmosphere of Moody Gardens Hotel, with its modern spa and
adjacent convention center; to the beachfront San Luis Resort & Spa,
boasting the trendy H2O poolside bar and easy access to the Galveston
Island Convention Center; to the Golden Era-style of the historic
Hotel Galvez & Spa with its Old World charm, sumptuous Sunday
brunches and Seawall location; to its sister property, The Tremont
House (both part of the Wyndham family of hotels), located in the
historic downtown Strand district and boasting the city’s only hotel
rooftop bar and lounge.
Galveston’s small-town charm is enhanced by an abundance of
SUCCESS STARTS AT MOODY GARDENS
HOTEL, SPA AND CONVENTION CENTER
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, situated in
Galveston, offers 103,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, flexible
meeting and expo space. The convention center’s 60,000 square feet of
ballroom-quality exposition space includes telescopic seating for 5,000,
floor boxes every 3 0 feet, as well as state-of-the-art sound and lighting
equipment and soundproof walls.
Each spacious, 500-square-foot guest room comes with either one
king or two queen size beds. Amenities include mini-refrigerators, an
in-room safe, two dual-line phones, a coffeemaker, bathrobes and more.
diverse restaurants for group dining. Olympia Grill is set right on the
harbor at the bustling Pier 21. Naturally, the menu offers Gulf-inspired
cuisine along with Greek favorites that pay homage to the owners’
roots. The ever-popular Rudy & Paco, neighboring The Grand 1894
Opera House, serves well-loved dishes with a Central and South
American twist. The venerable Gaidos on Seawall Blvd., has served
guests for more than 100 years, and offers signature favorites, plus
bragging rights to the best pecan pie around.
;Discover more about Galveston Island at www.galveston.com/cvb.