The Dream Downtown's Christmas Might Just Go On Forever
Forever in search of Christmas cheer (even with only two days to go!), we poked our heads inside the Dream Downtown to see what they had cooked up. And boy were we not disappointed! The entire lobby has been transformed into a winter wonderland. From the snow white peacock greeting visitors at the front door, to the giant polar bear towering over by the back windows, you feel like Santa's about to walk in at any moment. The friendly-looking reindeer peeking out from behind a cluster of evergreen trees (above) certainly doesn't detract from the illusion either!
As it turns, the hotel enlisted the services of an upstate New York taxidermist, who, apparently, did such a great job that Dream is now considering making the as-yet-unnamed polar bear a permanent member of the space. Unsurprisingly, the feedback from guests has been extremely positive. What bad things are there to say about a polar bear?
No one is allowed to touch any of the taxidermy, as a lot of work clearly went into making the wintry scenes. And in addition to the animals themselves, little touches have been added all over the lobby: like the frosted D-R-E-A-M letters behind the Front Desk; or the lamps on the Front Desk covered in white fur.
If you happen to swing by the hotel in the next few days, put in a good word for our furry friends. Fingers crossed, none of them will ever have to check out of the hotel for the rest of their (mummified) lives!