GALVESTON, Texas – In April, guests got to see the first of $10 million worth of renovations at the San Luis Resort. The hotel is modernizing its guest rooms and conference center, with work expected to go on through 2014.
The 16-story hotel has new carpet, wall coverings and furnishings. Custom art pieces and historical photographs of Galveston landmarks were also incorporated into the hotel’s new look. Brown, gold, dark green and purple accents create the most visual change in the resort.
“We didn’t want to do anything too loud, keeping it professional with deep, rich, medium tones,” said Alicia Croley, interior designer with Landry’s. “It already looks fabulous. The art is integral to putting the space together.”
The second- and third-floor conference center is a series of meeting rooms with Herman Miller Setu chairs, hard surface writing tables, projection equipment and tacktable walls. A lounge with pool tables, poker tables, a shuffle board table and flat-screen TVs allows for meeting breaks inside the center.
The center’s staff has also developed new team-building programs built around the hotel’s executive chef and poolside volleyball court.
Work is complete on 90 of the 250 guest rooms. Other areas slated for updating include the lobby, promenade, grand ballroom and spa. A restaurant called the Grotto is also under construction with estimated opening in June.