• Third Time's a Charm at The Tremont House

    The Tremont House is built on a history of luxury, hospitality and prestige.

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 Issue ISSUE
     
  • Third Time's a Charm at The Tremont House

    The Tremont House is built on a history of luxury, hospitality and prestige.

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 Issue ISSUE
     

Galveston’s original Tremont House was built in 1839, the same year the city was founded. Dubbed “the Belle of the South” only 26 years later, it was razed by a fire that swept through Galveston’s Strand District. In 1872, it was reimagined and reopened as a grand four-story architectural gem that would go on to attract some of the world’s dignitaries.. The second Tremont property was later demolished in 1928 after surviving a hurricane in 1900. Decades later, in 1985, community leaders George and Cynthia Mitchell reopened the doors to The Tremont House, this time at the former address of the Leon & H. Blum Building, which was built in 1879.

Today, 34 years later, The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, is known as a premier hotel with modern amenities and architectural elements of its rich past, such as exposed brick walls and pressed-tin ceilings. The hotel has a café, rooftop lounge—looking out over the cruise ships leaving the harbor—and a lobby bar. Additional amenities include 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the Sam Houston Ballroom with brick walls and the Tremont Ballroom with soaring 14-foot ceilings. The adjacent Annex, with 1,925 square feet of space, can accommodate up to 150 guests.

If there is a better hair-of-the-dog drink than a bloody mary, we sure don’t know what it is. Visit Beaumont shared its recipe for a tasty Sunday brunch cocktail, and they even made it for eight, so you can treat your friends!

 

Born and raised in Bryan, about 90 miles east of Village of Salado, Chadley Hollas, Village of Salado’s director of tourism, says he came to the town with one goal: to help Salado become Texas’ best small destination. His favorite thing about his adopted hometown is the people. “They are quirky, creative and hospitable—a neat combination that makes for many good conversations,” says Hollas.

 

Question: What is your one must-have for business travel?
 

"My Mophie power station so I don’t have to compete for outlets during a flight delay or have that awkward moment of leaning into my neighbor’s lap while trying to find an outlet on the plane."

India Rhodes, CSEP Dallas Partner | Wilkinson Rhodes