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The holidays are the best times to do something a little special. And no one seems to do that better than hotels. The Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Portland is having festive llamas in their lobby while The Mark Hotel, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property, in Manhattan is installing a private skating rink in their penthouse suite. But to make the most instagrammable suite, one property used the classic Christmas movie, Elf, as inspiration.
Club Wyndham’s Wyndham Midtown 45 in New York just announced that they decorated a one-bedroom suite just as Buddy did in the film complete with hundreds of paper snowflakes, popcorn, and paper garlands adorning the ceiling, Buddy’s favorite toys (including a jack-in-the-box and Etch A Sketches), plenty of sugary treats and more. With a full kitchen, guests will be able to recreate Buddy’s famous spaghetti and syrup dish and indulge in the four major food group—candy, candy corn, candy canes, and syrup—which will be stocked in curled-ribbon-covered cabinets. You can even take your family holiday photo in front of the oversized Christmas tree.
“We know our guests will be in awe from the moment they enter the Elf-inspired suite,” Noah Brodsky, Chief Brand Officer, Wyndham Destinations, told Departures. “With everything you could want in a home away from home, we were able to activate in multiple spaces, like adding a full size tree in the living room, a WELCOME message in Lite Brites and decking out the suite with over-the-top décor just like Buddy did for his family, including paper snowflakes that adorn the ceiling across multiple rooms. We hope families enjoy time together in a winter wonderland and live the Christmas spirit together.”
Guests can also recreate some of the most famous scenes in the hit movie as the suite comes with complimentary admission to the Empire State Building for four guests and tickets to the Rockefeller Center ice skating rink. The Elf-themed suite is available from December 2 to December 26, with rates starting at $399.