GALVESTON, TX – (March 8, 2011) Gary Cartwright, noted author of Hotel Galvez: Queen of the Gulf, returns to Galveston on Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2. His schedule will be as follows:

  • Thursday, March 31, Noon to 3:00 pm: Celebrating Women Convention at Moody Gardens Convention Center, Hotel Galvez Spa booth; 7 Hope Boulevard
  • Friday, April 1, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Wine and cheese reception at Tina’s on The Strand; 2326 Strand
  • Friday, April 1, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Cocktail Hour at Hotel Galvez; 2024 Seawall Boulevard
  • Saturday, April 2, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm: Murdoch’s Pier; 2215 Seawall Boulevard
  • Saturday, April 2, 1:30 pm to 4:30pm: Gracie’s; 2228 Strand

Gary Cartwright has had a distinguished career as a newspaper reporter, book author and magazine writer. He has written eight books as well as stories for national publications such as Harper’s, Life, Rolling Stone, Esquire and the New York Times Magazine. Cartwright recently retired from Texas Monthly where he had been a staff member since 1982.

Hotel Galvez: Queen of the Gulf will be sold at all signing locations. Cartwright’s entertaining tale tells the story of Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, and its significant role in Galveston’s eclectic history while utilizing both current and historic photos of the hotel and Galveston as well as a variety of historic postcards. In addition to Cartwright’s narrative, the commemorative book includes numerous personal stories and photos from former guests and residents as well as the sought-after recipe for the hotel’s award-winning gumbo. The book is priced at $39.95 plus tax. It is also available for purchase online at Online orders must be made at least two weeks prior to the book signings to allow time for shipping.

Hotel Galvez, A Wyndham® Grand Hotel and a National Trust Historic Hotel of America, is the only historic beachfront hotel in Texas and is rated four diamonds by AAA and is part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For room reservations, visit or call (409) 765-7721. Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM – (800) 996-3426 – or visiting

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