Ritz-Carlton’s Life-Sized Gingerbread House Plus 31 Days of Giveaways – Day 27

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The Gingerbread cookies I made this Christmastime were a little less than ideal. I used waaayyy too much molasses but at least they were fun to make.

The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain in Arizona took their cookie making skills to the next level, creating an 18 foot tall Gingerbread house that people can actually dine in.

The delicious structure includes 400 lbs. of honey, 856 lbs. of sugar, 350 lbs. of flour, 100 lbs. of ginger powder, 50 lbs. of cinnamon, 250 eggs and 10 lbs. of nutmeg. Wow, that’s a lot of sugar.

For $150 each, six people can dine in the cozy Gingerbread house through the holidays. It includes a fireplace too, which thankfully isn’t made out of Gingerbread. The cost of the three or four course meal isn’t included, but how many times can you say you’ve dined inside a Gingerbread house? Pretty cool.

To enter today’s Magic of Miles’ contest for a bag of goodies, leave a comment on this post about sweets in hotels. Have you come across any really fun holiday displays like this Gingerbread house?

The contest ends at 9pm PST tonight December 27, 2015, and you can get full contest rules here.

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  1. icicle

    our fave hotel has a Christmas tree

  2. Mark Jackson

    Loved the Fairmont San Francisco’s 2-story gingerbread house this year!

  3. Amanda

    I haven’t come across any, but the gingerbread house sounds like lots of fun!

    • cnmaz

      We have received some fun chocolates in hotels, castle shaped in a walled city and adult items for a grand opening of an adult only hotel.

  4. Sandra

    Love the train and ginger bread house display at Austin Four Seasons hotel.

  5. md9802

    The St. Regis DC has a gingerbread mini-town in the lobby

  6. Debra

    I haven’t come across any but this sounds like fun.

  7. gymrat

    I stayed at the Sheraton Lima hotel over the holidays and they have a life-size gingerbread house, though not large enough to dine in.

  8. Marlene

    Haven’t come across any either, but this is pretty cool.

  9. Cabetca

    The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA has two giant white chocolate nutcrackers created by the hotel’s executive pastry chef. There’s also a gingerbread house village displayed there, done by a local bakery. In addition, their chocolate train makes stops throughout the hotel lobby.

  10. Denise L

    I’ve never seen anything that elaborate in a hotel. Very cool.

  11. Dan

    Don’t travel much around the holidays so haven’t seen any holiday displays.

  12. Paula

    Haven’t come accross either, but really fun topic to think about.

  13. Robin

    I saw some really impressive chocolate sculptures in Germany.

  14. David

    When we checked in to our hotel in Hawaii, they gave us a few strings of Christmas lights to decorate our room and balcony. It almost felt like Christmas.

  15. Anita

    I stayed in some hotel in New Orleans and for the holidays they would set up a big Xmas tree with a hot cocoa station with Pbj sandwiches DELISH!!!!!

  16. Jennifer

    Loved the chocolates inside a mini canal house at the (former SPG) Hotel Pulitzer in Amsterdam.

  17. Dee

    The Jefferson in Richmond is always beautifully adorned, even the alligators are decked out for Christmas!

  18. r hirsch

    once i got upgraded to a better room. in it was a huge basket of cheese, wine, crackers, and candy….and milk duds. sweet!

  19. Marcia

    No Christmas treats that I can recall that left a lasting memory

  20. Rich

    Yes at a disney world hotel

  21. Sue

    I haven’t come across any.

  22. TellulaBlue

    The Walt Disney World Resorts, all of them have huge gingerbread displays! I only got to go to one, but the other pictures I have seen are amazing!

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