Galveston Hotel & Lodging Association

The Galveston Hotel & Lodging Association is a non-profit organization that represents over 100 members comprised of general managers and hotel owners as well as suppliers who service the Galveston Island hospitality industry.

GHLA is represents the lodging community on local, state, and national levels as well as provides updates on issues facing our industry.  In addition, the Association works Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Park Board of Trustees to promote Galveston as a destination.

The Association’s objectives include providing a forum for education and networking opportunities through quarterly membership meetings, educational seminars, and special events.  GHLA educates future hospitality employees through its mentoring activities with the Ball High School Hospitality Club as well as offers scholarship programs for Hospitality Club students and member employees.

GHLA 2024 Board of Directors

President:  Marty Miles, CHA / CBFE
Serving Smiles, LLC / CasinoFABS
Phone: (409) 682-2115

First Vice President:   Spencer Priest, General Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton Galveston Beach
1702 Seawall Blvd.
Phone: (409) 762-414

Second Vice President:   Willis Gandhi, President
Texas Coast Hotels
8628 Seawall Blvd.
Phone: (409) 740-7900

Treasurer:   Claire Reiswerg, Owner / Manager
Sand 'N Sea Properties 
4127 Pirates Beach
(409) 797-5500

Sergeant At Arms: Leon Garrison, General Manager
Moody Gardens Hotel
One Hope Boulevard
Phone: (409) 744-4673

Secretary: Richard See, III, Regional Director/Room Operations
The San Luis Resort, Conference Center & Spa
5222 Seawall Boulevard
Phone: (409) 744-1500

Board Member (1):  Theresa Elliott, General Manager
Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites
6102 Seawall Blvd.
Phone: (409) 740-2431

Board Member (2):  Darryl Hill, General Manager
The Grand Galvez Hotel
2024 Seawall Boulevard
Phone: (409) 765-7721

Board Member (3): Jan Collier, Office Coordinator
Vargas Postoffice, Inc. LLC
2102 Post Office
Phone: (409) 762-7226

Board Member (4): David Robertson, Executive Director
Galveston Railroad Museum
123 25th Street 
Phone: (409) 765-5700

Board Member: Kimberly Danesi, Chief Executive Officer

Park Board of Trustees
601 Tremont
Phone: (409) 797-5100

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