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 The Victorian Resort & Conference Center in Galveston
Adds Hawthorn Suites to Its Name

ATLANTA (April 10, 2006) - With $2 million in renovations, Texas' newest Hawthorn Suites has opened at The Victorian Resort & Conference Center at 6300 Seawall Boulevard in Galveston, Texas.  Offering a year-round tropical location, the hotel is situated directly across from the beach and the Gulf of Mexico.  Hawthorn Suites is the all-suites chain with 20 hotels in Texas and 103 properties open or under construction worldwide.

"As the Victorian Resort adds Hawthorn Suites to its name, guests are enjoying the continued and upgraded services offered with our new identity," said William 'Buzz' Elton, President of Spectrum Organization, Inc., which manages the resort.  "Together with the renowned services that The Victorian Resort is known to provide, additional Hawthorn amenities include the opportunity to earn Hyatt Gold Passport points."

Commented Jon Leven, Executive Vice President of Marketing at US Franchise Systems, Inc., franchisor of the Hawthorn Suites brand, "We are proud to welcome Buzz Elton and his team to the Hawthorn family.  Galveston is an important leisure and business location, and we look forward to vacationers  and professionals experiencing all that the hotel offers."

Hawthorn Suites Galveston features 230 one- and two-bedroom suites with gulf views.  Each offers a full kitchen and such in-room amenities as oversized work station, free high speed wireless internet access, two-line telephones  with data ports and personal voice-mail, expanded cable televisions with pay-per-view, HBO, CNN and ESPN, and electronic key locks.  

Guests can take advantage of numerous value-added comforts including: daily complimentary hot breakfast buffet; Wednesday evening complimentary social hour; two outdoor theme swimming pools (Paradise Cove and heated Waterfall Lagoon) and heated whirlpools; a picnic barbecue pavilion; lighted tennis court, fitness center; game room, and fish cleaning station.  In addition, the Victorian Conference Center has 12 meeting rooms - the largest with a capacity of 450 - with more than 10,000 square feet of inside meeting space and outside meeting venues.  Catering is available. 

The hotel is located two miles from Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark, five miles from the Strand District and Moody Mansion, and 20 miles from the Johnson Space Center.  There are numerous restaurants within walking distance.

Hawthorn Suites guests can now earn points or miles in the Hyatt Gold Passport® frequency program with each eligible stay.  For additional information and online hotel reservations, visit or, or call Hawthorn Suites toll-free at 1-800-527-1133 or 800-231-6363.  All hotels are independently owned and operated.


Pam Matlock, Director of Marketing
Hawthorn Suites Galveston at
The Victorian Resort & Conference Center
(409) 740-3555, x2227

Also See: La Quinta Inn & Suites in Galveston, Texas Is 100th Franchised Property for La Quinta Corporation / March 2004
Two Galveston Island Holiday Inn Franchisees Battle Territorial Rights in Court / June 2005

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