• Third Time's a Charm at The Tremont House

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 Issue ISSUE
     

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

  • Third Time's a Charm at The Tremont House

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 Issue ISSUE
     

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

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.

Houston’s new attraction, Seismique, is a feast for the senses. The 40,000-square-foot art-fueled experiential museum on Houston’s west side is built to capture the imagination of audiences with more than 40 unique exhibits showcasing dazzling displays of light (generated by 9 million LEDs), color, sound and natural elements.

 

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.