In a bid to spread a little holiday cheer, a hotel in China‘s eastern province of Lianyungang constructed a massive house made of gingerbread to greet guests in the lobby.
Costing approximately 30,000 RMB (approx. US$4,700), the giant gingerbread domicile was constructed with the help of 250 kg of flour, 50 kg of sugar, 300 bottles of honey, and oodles upon oodles of cream and chocolate.
The house, located in the Four Points Hotel, contains edible figures, including Santa Claus, reindeer, even stockings, and took about 20 days to complete, utilizing over 30 staff members.
Not content with letting China hog all the glory, hotels in the States have done similar gimmicks to bring some festiveness to the holiday season.
A hotel in Minnesota created a 16-foot-high incarnation of a gingerbread house, while a hotel in Fort Lauderdale created a chocolate scene featuring snowmen and Christmas trees, using over 600 pounds of chocolate.