Check-in time: Remember those rumors flying around in November that island businessman Dennis Byrd was planning to buy the hotel property formerly known as Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, 1702 Seawall Blvd.? Well, Byrd bought it and is planning to remodel “every square inch” of the 97-room property, he said.
Byrd acquired the hotel from Mark Wyant, who in 2005 opened Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, and recently changed the name to Galveston Beach Hotel. It was unclear Monday why Wyant changed the hotel’s brand. The hotel will remain open during remodeling.