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Where to Find the Most Extravagant Hotel Holiday Displays

December 19, 2008 at 4:19 PM | by | ()

We've already covered the grossest holiday hotel decorations (hello, fake snow, old friend...) but if you're getting into the holiday spirit and wanting to hit up hotels nearby to take in some festive feasts for the eyes, Hotel Interactive put together a list of the most killer hotel holiday displays that are sure to make you get into the Christmas spirit. Presumably, their intention was to inspire other hotels to do the same sorts of things — but ours is to inspire you to get in and check 'em out.

· Four Seasons, New York

Four Seasons New York located in midtown Manhattan. The I.M. Pei-designed hotel has a three-story tall lobby and this year has a tree skyscraping the ceiling. And management has made sure to deck the tree with oodles of lights and ornaments to ensure it’s one of the most sought-after Christmas experiences in town.

· Rosewood Crescent, Dallas

Eric Perelli, a pastry chef, has designed an incredible gingerbread house that will stand nearly 10 feet tall and will be adorned with everything from sugar wreaths and candy canes to a chocolate North Pole mailbox...the large scale cake-like masterpiece required 20 pounds of modeling chocolate and 100 pounds of icing.

· Fairmont Olympic, Seattle

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, WA has one of the most unique decorations - a Teddy Bear Suite filled to the brim with a collection of the aforementioned plush toys. The room was designed by Kevin Bradford, a Seattle-based interior and event designer, and is elaborately adorned with trees resembling a forest.

· Gaylord Palms, Disneyworld

The Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, FL (just outside the gates of Disney World) used two million pounds of ice to create a life-size village. The ice village is complete with igloo homes and playgrounds made entirely of sculpted ice.

We also know that the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco has a magnificent twelve-foot rotating sugar castle (pictured) like they do every year for the holidays.

Seen any amazing holiday displays at hotels you've been to recently? Let us know!

[Photo: JunkFoodBlog]

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