SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 27, 2013 15:41 ET

Brooklyn Hotel Welcomes Travelers Eager to See the World's Largest Gingerbread Village

Cookies and Candies Unite in one Spectacular Show, Soon to Be Recreated at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

BROOKLYN, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 27, 2013) - New York, it seems, has a monopoly on holiday cheer. From the Rockefeller Center's iconic ice rink, to theater performances, decorations and New Year's Eve events, the Big Apple rivals Santa's workshop for seasonal spirit. The latest addition to the bevy of Christmastime attractions is what has been officially declared the world's largest gingerbread village. And the man behind it, Executive Sous Chef Jon Lovitch, is building another version at his place of employment, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

Travelers eager to take in the city's sights and sounds at Christmas will find the hotel offers ideal accommodation in Brooklyn, New York. Not only is the property just 1.5 miles away from the attractions of Manhattan, it's also an easy distance away from the New York Hall of Science in Queens where Lovitch's 157-building village is on display throughout the holiday season. Even better, guests of the downtown Brooklyn hotel will soon be able to see Lovitch's second village via a commute that involves little more than an elevator ride.

Designed to include 75 structures and three stories, Lovitch's second village may not be as big as the one entered into the Guinness World Records, but it will be every bit as magical. Lovitch uses simple, edible ingredients -- flour, brown sugar, Crisco and corn syrup -- for a fantastical effect where rambling homes and buildings are constructed with frosting and punctuated by candies.

Considering that the gingerbread villages are the first stops on a long list of things to see and do this holiday season, guests can take advantage of the Stay for Breakfast package offered by the Brooklyn hotel. The promotion includes breakfast for two adults and children up to 12 years old to ensure the whole family is properly energized for a day of sightseeing.

With some of the most comfortable accommodations in Brooklyn, New York, the hotel boasts oversized guest rooms and an indoor pool. And while guests may have to resist their Hansel-and-Gretel impulses to eat the gingerbread village, they can taste Lovitch's culinary prowess at the hotel's restaurant, The Archives.

Rates for the Stay for Breakfast package start at $239 per night. Travelers may secure the package by using the promotional code S4B when making reservations online or by calling 1-800-228-9290.

About the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
With Manhattan less than two miles away and the charms of the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood immediately at hand, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the best ways to experience the Big Apple. Business guests are treated to 44,542 square feet of flexible banquet space equipped with modern A/V capabilities and Wi-Fi. Those traveling for pleasure will be equally delighted by the luxury property, as it affords plush bedding, Plug-and-Play Panels for easy technological connectivity and flat-panel LCD HD televisions in the 665 guest rooms and suites. And with a newly renovated fitness center, on-site spa and contemporary dining at The Archives Restaurant and The Archives Lounge and Bar, the hotel ensures guests will love every New York minute of their stay.

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