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Is This a Record? Gaylord Hotels are Putting Up the Christmas Decor Already

July 22, 2015 at 9:35 AM | by | ()

We’re more than halfway through July, and there’s plenty of summer to be had in hotels across the globe—well at least the top half the globe. That doesn’t mean that hotels aren't looking forward to the holiday season, though - in fact, some properties are already busy heading up to the attic and taking an inventory of the Christmas decorations.

Gaylord Hotels—now part of the Marriott family—are beavering away getting ready for the holidays at four of their larger resorts. With properties having between 1,000 and 2,000 guestrooms there’s a lot of work to be done, as trees, wreathes, ornaments, and lights just don’t go and appear on their own. In Nashville it sounds like the lighting work has already begun—probably to give them time to figure out which one light is turning off the whole damn string of lights.

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No, Your Eyes Aren't Deceiving You, It's a Lifesize Gingerbread House

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  Site Where: 601 Loyola Ave [map], New Orleans, LA, United States, 70113
December 23, 2014 at 8:39 AM | by | ()

Who dat?

Oh, no one. It’s just a Christmas elf working on the life-size gingerbread house at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

No, you’re not looking at it through a French Quarter-infused haze. Yes, life-size means human-sized – it’s 14 feet long, 15 feet high and 8 feet wide, and is the work of Exec chef Eric Damidot and his little helpers. Here are the stats:
· 500 sheets of gingerbread, made of:

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Sing 'O Christmas Tree' In The Privacy Of Your Suite At The Greenwich Hotel In TriBeCa

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  Site Where: 377 Greenwich Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10013
December 22, 2014 at 5:58 PM | by | ()

If you find yourself in New York over the holidays, The Greenwich Hotel (Robert de Niro’s TriBeCa hotel) doesn’t want you to be green with envy of those sitting around their fresh Christmas tree at home.

The 88-room hotel -- where no two rooms are alike -- will either set up a fully-decorated tree in your suite based on your ever-so-particular decorating style or, for some true down-home fun, will set up a tree-trimming party in your suite.

Once you’ve decorated the tree, head down to the cozy drawing room where the kids can have some hot chocolate from Locanda Verde and you can have a hot toddy – just to loosen up those vocal chords for carol-singing, of course.

Rates at the hotel this week start at $575 -- let's face it: this is the definition of last minute.

[Photos: The Greenwich Hotel]

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Check Out the Dear Little Christmas Deer at Belgraves London

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  Site Where: 20 Chesham Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1X 8HQ
December 22, 2014 at 8:11 AM | by | ()

From tasty to tasteful – this is the Christmas display in the window at Belgraves, Thompson’s London outpost.

No blinged up trees or chocolate santas for them; this is a 3D winter woodland scene, handmade by paper cutter Terry Jackson. There are eight layers to the installation, and it’s backlit – that’s what gives it a 3D effect. Here's a close-up:

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88 Pounds of Chocolate Went into This Christmas Display at Dublin's The Marker

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  Site Where: Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin, Ireland, 2
December 19, 2014 at 8:56 AM | by | ()

That’s a paltry little holiday display, you might say, observing the santa-sleigh-tree combo in the lobby of Dublin’s The Marker hotel. These trendy hotels. Too cool for Christmas. SMH. By the way, why does the lobby smell of chocolate?

Then, if you got up close to the santa, you would realize your terrible mistake. I have maligned the Marker, you would say. This santa-sleigh-tree is so well done that I had no idea it was entirely made of chocolate and icing. This is actually the most fabulous Christmas display in the world!

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The Fairmont Copley Plaza Will Pop Up All Festive on Friday

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  Site Where: 138 St James Ave [map], Boston, MA, United States, 02116
December 17, 2014 at 8:25 AM | by | ()

Trees, gingerbread houses, insane glass bottle installations – Christmas hotel decor is all well and good, but sometimes you want to bring a taste of it home.

Luckily, this doesn’t mean stealing the towels at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston – because they have a holiday-themed, farmer’s market-style pop-up store in the tea court this Friday.

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Rosewood Has Your Christmas Tree Fantasy Covered At These Three Hotels

December 15, 2014 at 6:23 PM | by | ()

All week long, we'll be rocking around the Hotel Christmas Tree! Tag us @HotelChatter in your social media posts so we can spread the joy.

Three different Rosewood Hotels & Resorts have come up with three equally different and original Christmas trees.

At the Rosewood Sand Hill in Silicon Valley, you'll find a 6 ft tall by 3 ft wide edible Christmas tree made of 600 pounds of chocolate and meticulously crafted by Pastry Chef Mellisa Root and her team. The crew only used parchment and spatulas as tools. The tree is also decked with edible ornaments made of chocolate, colored with cocoa butter, and decorated with edible glitter. #edibleglitterFTW. You can get a chance to bite into the tree at the hotel's Madera restaurant which is serving a "Christmas Ornament" desert. The ornament is meant to be cracked open by diners with their spoon to get at the chocolate pudding, coeur de guanhja ice cream, whipped peppermint and shiso gin puree. Perfect for crafting foodies.

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The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte is REALLY in a Holiday Mood This Year

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  Site Where: 201 East Trade Street [map], Charlotte, NC, United States, 28202
December 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM | by | ()

The Merrion Dublin's two Christmas trees pales in comparison to the holiday spectacular that the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte has put on, which includes three Christmas trees, a gingerbread cottage, and an edible sleigh pulled by edible reindeer. Best take out your handkerchief to wipe up the drool.

Let's start with the 17-foot-tall tree made of 789 recycled green bottles and bathed in equally green lights. Obviously, this one is strictly for admiring, not for eating. (It's also a nod to the hotel's LEED Certification.)

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The Ace DTLA Is Almost Too Cool for Christmas, But Not Quite

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  Site Where: 929 S Broadway [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90015
December 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM | by | ()

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in hotel-land. Trees. Baubles. Gingerbread houses. Scented candles – they have it all. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be picking out some of our favorite decorations. Got some OTT trees of your own? Send ‘em in to tips@hotelchatter.com!

What does a hipster hotel do for Christmas? Well, if it’s the Ace DTLA, the answer is that it eschews the traditional tree (so bourgeois!) in favor of a stylish, understated nod to the holiday season.

Enter the Christmas gifts on top of the photo booth, above, which went up a couple of days ago.

But the Ace isn’t really too cool for school, and it can’t resist a good old gingerbread house anymore than the posh hotel across the pond. So down at the Coffee Counter (at the entrance to LA Chapter, the restaurant), you’ll find this glorious representation of the hotel itself:

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The Merrion Dublin Has Two Doppelganger Christmas Trees

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  Site Where: Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, Ireland
December 11, 2014 at 9:25 AM | by | ()

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in hotel-land. Trees. Baubles. Gingerbread houses. Scented candles – they have it all. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be picking out some of our favorite decorations. Got some OTT trees of your own? Send ‘em in to tips@hotelchatter.com!

The Christmas tree at the Merrion, Dublin’s poshest home-from-home-style hotel, took all day to put together on 1 December. Staff – led by the hotel florist – worked all morning and into the night in order to put each bauble in the correct place. But enjoy it while you can, because the Merrion tree’s lifespan is a short one – it’ll be taken down and replaced with a doppelganger on Thursday.

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Andaz Liverpool Street Has a Christmas Present for You

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  Site Where: 40 Liverpool St, London, United Kingdom, EC2M 7QN
December 1, 2014 at 8:30 AM | by | ()

On the first day of Christmas, Andaz Liverpool Street gave to me… a giant box that looked gorgeous on the outside but was ultimately empty, perhaps as a representation of the hollow emotional void of consumerism.

Nah, as if – this is the Festive Folly in the Andaz lobby, and it’s no damning take on modern society; rather, it’s an East London art installation. As you walk through the folly, its comforting glow will warm the cockles of your heart, and its festive scent – there’s a Fornasetti candle inside, plus it’s made of birch– will arouse your scent glands into a Christmas frenzy. Buy buy buy!

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Bellagio Baubles and World Flags: the Dolce & Gabbana Christmas Tree at Claridge's Is Here

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  Site Where: Brook Street, London, United Kingdom
November 19, 2014 at 8:29 AM | by | ()

We’ve shown you the sketch, and here is the real thing: this year’s Dolce & Gabbana Christmas Tree extravaganza at Claridge’s.

While we’ve struggled on the holiday cheer front so far, a few minutes in the lobby of the hotel on Brook Street may have managed to help even us get into that festive feeling. The 8-metre tall tree is the centerpiece of the decoration throughout the lobby and public spaces, which, together with candles here and there and soft lighting, is hard to resist for even the most cynical of spirits.

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