Source: Marriott International

Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel Gets Into the Holiday Spirit With Gingerbread Village

Village, on Display at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Through January 2, 2013, Was Created With 300 Pounds of Dough

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Dec 21, 2012) - While eating your way through the holidays might go against your doctor's advice, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is giving you a way to surround yourself with sweetness... without any of the guilt.

This Baltimore Inner Harbor hotel debuted its first-ever gingerbread village this year, and hotel guests and local residents can still get a look at the delicious creation until January 2, 2013. Made with 300 pounds of gingerbread dough, 250 pounds of powdered sugar and 45 pounds of egg whites, the village pays tribute to the city of Baltimore with replicas of famous buildings including the Natty Boh tower.

"We were really excited to create such a fun display for our guests this holiday season," Ed Rudzinski, general manager of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, says. "It's our most talented staff who put inspiration and heart into the village that brought the holidays to life."

The team behind this tasty creation, which includes pastry chef Mohan De Silva and executive chef Carlos Gomez, spent more than 400 hours to create the magical village, on display 24 hours a day at these suites in Baltimore. Along with the skills of the culinary team, the village employs 3,000 NECCO wafers, 2,000 gum drops, 150 Hershey's chocolate bars, 1,500 colored mints, 500 candy canes, 1,500 jelly beans, 100 lady fingers, 250 vanilla wafers, 75 fortune cookies, 800 jellied fruit slices, 250 peppermint sticks, 250 nonpareils, 200 Tootsie Rolls, 200 caramel squares, 800 chocolate coins and 100 pretzels.

There's still time to check out the gingerbread village, and combining it with an unbeatable Baltimore hotel package is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays. With the Stay for Breakfast package, available until January 20, 2013, you'll enjoy rates as low as $169 a night plus breakfast for two adults and two kids ages 12 and under. Book this offer using promotional code S4B.

About the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
With spectacular views and access to the best of the city's dining, shopping and attractions, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is the top choice in the Inner Harbor. Sitting on the water's edge, this business-friendly hotel offers corporate-friendly features including easy access to Amtrak and BWI airport, plus more than 80,000 sq. ft. of event space and easy online group booking with QuickGroup. The hotel is conveniently located near the Baltimore convention center. Accommodations take advantage of this hotel's prime location by offering city and water views, and each room features high-speed Internet access, a deluxe bedding package and HDTV with plug-in panel. Whether business or pleasure bring you to town, you'll be near everywhere you need to be including Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland Medical Center, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore Ravens Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the National Aquarium. Everything you could want you'll find within this hotel's walls, including an indoor pool, fitness center, sauna and variety of dining outlets including Grille 700, serving seasonal Maryland cuisine; Kozmo's Lounge with wines, beers and creative martinis and Rigano's Bakery and Deli and its snacks and Starbucks® coffee.

Contact Information:

Ann Lafontaine
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront