SOURCE: The Fairmont San Francisco

The Fairmont San Francisco

November 08, 2011 13:26 ET

The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel Presents Its Spectacular Holiday Season Display Complete With Its Largest-Ever Gingerbread House

The Public Is Invited to This Luxury San Francisco Hotel's Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 26

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2011) - The Fairmont San Francisco hotel will be turning moments into lasting holiday memories for visitors from near and far this year, with a dazzling display of holiday décor and a gingerbread house of epic proportions. Enjoy the unveiling of this incredible gingerbread abode during a special holiday open house on Saturday, November 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. while taking pleasure in complimentary holiday refreshments and heart-warming music in this luxury San Francisco hotel's Main Lobby.

For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco has delighted guests with its joyful holiday festivities. This season, the Fairmont elves are working overtime to create the hotel's uniquely stunning winter wonderland. Executive Chef jW Foster and Pastry Chef Stephen Sullivan have meticulously planned for construction of this year's majestic life-sized gingerbread house, which is nearly double the size of last year's stunning two-story display.

Lovingly built with 7,500 gingerbread bricks and 1,200 pounds of royal icing, the more than 20-foot-high house will be adorned by 650 pounds of colorful candies and over 12 gallons of chocolate. Our San Francisco hotel's magical home will feature a special room where children can write a letter to Santa. (Fairmont guarantees speedy delivery to the North Pole.)

Guests can also enjoy an enchanting 23-foot Christmas tree, the celebrated Molinari Family Nutcracker Collection on loan from the San Francisco Ballet and beautiful holiday decorations courtesy of Silk Peddlers. The gingerbread house will be on display through January 1, 2012.

The Fairmont San Francisco offers 591 newly renovated guest rooms and suites with unrivaled views of the San Francisco Bay Area, three distinctive restaurants and easy access to the city's most popular attractions. The hotel is located atop Nob Hill at 950 Mason Street. For reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit

A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of 59 distinctive hotels, which includes iconic landmarks like The Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont The Norfolk, Nairobi and Canada's Fairmont Banff Springs. Fairmont hotels are one-of-a-kind properties where sophisticated travelers can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program.

Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 94 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit


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