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The Great Gingerbread Display Returns to Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Relive childhood memories and enjoy a holiday getaway like no other at a striking Chicago hotel, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Made of more than 1,400 pounds of gingerbread and 600 pounds of candy and sugar, the "Dreaming of Gingerbread" display will dazzle guests and inspire the holiday spirit.

Opening Nov. 16 in the hotel lobby, the display is the work of 10 people in the hotel's pastry kitchen and more than 25 others, including two electricians, one carpenter, one engineer and volunteers from the hotel and the French Pastry School.

Other facts about this holiday wonder:

  • More than 10 gallons of molasses and 15 pounds of ginger make up the dough.
  • The castle is built to last, so guests should refrain from tasting, as tempting as it may be.
  • A holiday train will circle the castle approximately 100,000 times.
  • Eight holiday mice full of antics will be scurrying around the display.
  • The tallest tree measures 19 feet tall.
  • The names of everyone who contributed are scattered throughout the display.

As an added bonus, the Chicago accommodation is offering an advance purchase rate beginning at $109 per night. Guests will revel in the stylish guest rooms just steps from premier boutique shopping, exquisite dining and enchanting holiday attractions lining the Magnificent Mile. To reserve this exciting holiday deal, visit www.ChicagoMarriottDowntown.com.  

About Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Encounter a renowned Chicago, IL, hotel combining luxury and convenience, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Situated among world-class shopping and dining, we are within walking distance of Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park and more. Revitalize body and mind in stylish guest rooms boasting flat-screen TVs, deluxe bedding and ergonomic furnishings, or unwind at The Lobby Bar, a friendly urban oasis. With 66,400 square feet of versatile Chicago meeting space, we create a distinguished setting for lucrative business engagements and elegant events. Depart from the ordinary and discover a Windy City destination with incomparable service and unprecedented style at Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

For more information, to make a reservation or to submit a request for proposal, call 800-228-9290 or visit www.ChicagoMarriottDowntown.com.

SOURCE Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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