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OMG. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Has Unveiled a Life-Size Gingerbread Village

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  Site Where: 5350 East Marriott Drive [map], Phoenix, AZ, United States, 85054
December 9, 2013 at 5:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

The world is officially in "Countdown to Christmas" mode and now, so are we. Every day until Christmas we'll be featuring a hotel that's in a holiday mood--whether it be with gigantic gingerbread houses, over-the-top Christmas decorations, thrilling lighting displays and best of all, Santa appearances. But of course, any hotel can assemble a fake tree, put on some lights and declare themselves "festive." Which is why we're looking at hotels that are really going ALL OUT. Know of a hotel that's super excited for Christmas? Let us know!

Hotels love building gingerbread houses for Christmastime but the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix has gone above and beyond with their first life-size, walk-through Gingerbread Village.

The mini-molasses city include 13 four-feet by six-feet gingerbread houses and a clock tower in Santa's village. The whole thing takes up 1,500-sq.ft. of space and required 4,000 POUNDS of gingerbread cookie dough, 3,240 gingerbread bricks to shingle roofs for the houses, 2,000 POUNDS of icing, 750 POUNDS of sugar and an astounding 25,000 eggs. Good lord, we nearly fainted just reading this. God bless the souls who had to roll out that cookie dough. You can see some of the behind-the-scenes photos here on the hotel's Facebook page.

But it's not just this JW Marriott thats going all out for the holidays. All JW Marriotts are offering a special Holiday Getaway offer that start at $139 a night and include a $50 nightly resort credit as well as access to all of the hotel's holiday festivities. Use code P91 at marriott.com when booking by December 15th.

See below for the list of participating JW Marriott Resorts and terms and conditions of the deal

Southwest:
• JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
• Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spav

California:
• Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
• JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live
• Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
• The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa

Hawaii:
• JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa
• Kauai Marriott Resort
• Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
• Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
• Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Terms & Conditions:
Offer valid for stays until January 31, 2014 and when booking by Dec. 15, 2013 at participating JW Marriott, Renaissance Hotels and Marriott Resorts. $50 per night resort credit; upon checkout the credit will be applied to folio. Resort credit is not applicable to room rate but can be used on spa, golf, dining and resort shop. Please check with resort for list of applicable amenities. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Tax is additional. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is $100 per night credit with a two night minimum stay.

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