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How Long Before a Hotel Decorates Their Gingerbread House with Diamonds and Rubies?

December 23, 2010 at 4:53 PM | by | ()

It's no secret that hotels like to do it up BIG for the holidays and just like Christmas trees, when it comes to hotel gingerbread houses, hotels have gone above and beyond the call of festive duty.

We've added a few new shots to our Hotel Gingerbread House collections, including the whopping 8-foot Gingerbread Castle put forth by The Drake Chicago which was constructed with 75 lbs of frosting, 150 lbs of gingerbread and 75 lbs chocolate, sugar candy and other décor.

The hotel says the castle is completely edible but we suggest bringing a carton-load of Tums with you if you plan on helping them "break it down."

And you can't miss the gingerbread house--literally, a house!--from the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia. A tipster sent us a snapshot saying:

The framed document by the front door says that it's the largest gingerbread house in the Southeast. In prior years it was set up to be walked through, but I think that caused too much damage. Either people didn't read "Hansel and Gretel" as children, or they didn't wonder if the place was sprayed with something to keep it fresh all season long.


While the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi now "regrets" decorating their Christmas tree with $11 million in jewels, we bet someone out there is already planning next year's outrageous holiday decoration. And you know what? We can't wait for it!

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