Fido won’t feel left out of the festivities when the pet-friendly Fairmont San Francisco Hotel unveils its massive gingerbread house, which has become almost as legendary as the hotel’s opulent Gold Room. For the first time, the Fairmont San Francisco will also showcase a gingerbread doghouse this holiday season.
Lucy, the mascot for The Jet Set Pets, will be in the house on Nov. 30 when the hotel’s first gingerbread doghouse is unveiled at the annual Gingerbread Open House, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gentleman Norman, author of “How to Be a Man,” and a long-time hotel VIP (Very Important Pomeranian) will also be on hand for this Fairmont first. The doghouse will be located right next to the North Pole Nook.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony will be presented by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Boy of the Year Rhett Krawitt and representatives from LLS. The hotel lobby will transform into a dazzling holiday destination where moments are turned into cherished memories for locals and guests alike. The pinnacle of this jaw-dropping display will be the two-story giant Gingerbread House in the hotel’s grand lobby. Lovingly built with a completely edible exterior, this delectable abode measures 22 feet high by 23 feet wide and is made with thousands of house-baked gingerbread bricks and 1,200 pounds of royal icing. The awe-inspiring Victorian will be adorned by 650 pounds of colorful candy.
The event, which is open to the public, offers guests the opportunity to take pleasure in complimentary holiday refreshments and heart-warming music in the Main Lobby while Santa Claus poses for photos. Kids can also write letters to Saint Nick in the lobby’s “North Pole Nook” all season long (Fairmont guarantees speedy delivery to the North Pole).
For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco has enchanted guests with its joyful holiday festivities and exuberant seasonal ambiance. Once again, the Fairmont elves are working overtime this season to create the iconic hotel’s unparalleled interior and exterior holiday décor.
The Gingerbread House will certainly take center stage and fill the halls with its sweet aroma, but the property’s holiday trees are also impressive in their own right. Once again, The Fairmont San Francisco will feature a sparkling holiday tree of lights atop its Tower Building that will be visible throughout the city. Guests can also enjoy the enchanting 23-foot-tall Christmas tree tickling the center of the ceiling in the Main Lobby, the celebrated Molinari Family Nutcracker Collection and beautiful holiday decorations courtesy of Silk Peddlers. In the spirit of the season, a donation box benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be set up next to the Gingerbread House, which will be on display through January 1, 2014.
All Fairmont hotels in North America are pet-friendly. The San Francisco property, atop Nob Hill, 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. For reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.