Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Marriott Marquis Completes Life-Size Gingerbread House

Marriott Marquis' life-size gingerbread house is on display through the holidays

From our friends at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC...

As National Gingerbread House Day (December 12) approaches, the Marriott Marquis, in Washington, DC, has completed the hotel's life-size 10 foot (8ft x 8 ft) gingerbread house, which is on display in the lobby through the holidays. One of the city's largest, the gingerbread house weighs over 1,300 pounds. All 70 member of the culinary team came together for the build.

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Marriott Marquis' life-size gingerbread house in the making

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC opened May 1, 2014 with 1,175 rooms, which includes 49 suites, and over 105,000 square feet of function space, including a 30,600 square-foot Marquis Ballroom and two 10,800 square-foot ballrooms. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is conveniently located next door to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center - and connected via an underground concourse. An epicenter of downtown DC, the hotel has transformed its neighborhood and introduced a new, exciting venue for local social gatherings, business travelers and meetings and conventions. The property features a grand atrium lobby with a 56-foot sculpture, a state-of-the-art bi-level fitness center, and five ground-floor dining outlets. The hotel’s design is innovative, incorporating the site’s original historic Samuel Gompers AFL-CIO headquarters, known as the "Plumbers Building” and earned LEED Silver accreditation (one of the largest hotels in the country to earn this eco-friendly distinction). For more information on Marriott Marquis Washington, DC please visit and follow the hotel on Facebook (, Instagram (@mhmarquiswdc) and Twitter (@MHMarquisWDC).

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