Seattle’s top architecture firms and trade associations will team up with the Sheraton Seattle’s culinary staff to bring to life gingerbread creations that ignite the magic of the holiday season. The Gingerbread Village invites guests to journey through classic fairytale scenes, loveable characters and fanciful detail.
The Sheraton Seattle Hotel will host the 21st annual Gingerbread Village in its lobby from Tuesday, November 26, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014. The holiday tradition draws more than 100,000 visitors annually and is free to the public, although donations to the Northwest Chapter of JDRF are accepted and appreciated. The Gingerbread Village has raised more than $669,000 in the past 20 years, helping dreams come true for those battling Type 1 diabetes.
The Sheraton’s hotel staff donates more than 1,200 volunteer hours for this event and the displays use an estimated 1,200 pounds of dough, 800 pounds of icing, 200 pounds of white chocolate, 250 pounds of almond paste and hundreds of pounds of candy.
About The Sheraton Seattle Hotel
The Sheraton Seattle Hotel, named to the 2012 Expedia Insiders Select List and recipient of Meetings and Conventions Gold Key Award, is located at 1400 Sixth Avenue in downtown Seattle. The hotel underwent a $130 million expansion project in 2007, making it the premier convention hotel in the Northwest with a total of 1,258 rooms. The expansion included the construction of the new, 25-story Union Street Tower (420 additional guestrooms) and extensive upgrades to the hotel’s meeting facilities that provide the Sheraton Seattle with a total of 47 meeting rooms and an additional 31,000 square feet of new meeting space for a total of 75,000 square feet. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1000 properties in more than 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. For more information, please visitwww.starwoodhotels.com.