5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85054

-- "Christmas in Who-ville" Gingerbread Village Opens Nov. 28 --
PHOENIX -- A dazzling masterpiece of glistening gumdrops, chocolate and sugary icing, the "Christmas in Who-ville Gingerbread Village” at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is sure to awe the whole family this holiday season, making its debut Monday, Nov. 28.
The 40-foot x 25-foot gingerbread village will feature the Dr. Seuss Who-ville fantasy town with Oreo cookie streets, ornate Who-ville candy cars, a Santa Shop, moving carousals, an abundance of mascarpone and pastillage for whimsical Who-ville characters known for their warm hearts and welcoming spirits, candy canes, lollipops, and holiday lights in addition to numerous hand-crafted gingerbread houses.
The Grinch himself will be making visits to the Who-ville Gingerbread Village at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort while it is open to the public Nov. 28 through Jan. 1 in the grand lobby of the resort located at 5350 E. Marriott Drive in Phoenix.
Executive Pastry Chef Kaushik Chowdhury led his Team USA to earn a bronze medal at the 2010 World Pastry Team Championship and achieved the title of National Pastry Team champions in 2009.
The resort’s pastry team will have spent more than 800 hours creating the gingerbread work of art. The renowned gingerbread display will have 800 pounds of gingerbread dough, 250 pounds of chocolate and 250 pounds of candies, gumdrops and cookies. A moving toy choo choo train will circle the lifelike candy-filled village.
Arizona's largest luxury resort features 950 newly-remodeled guestrooms, 10 dining experiences, the renowned Revive Spa, eight tennis courts and four acres of shimmering pools and waterways including the celebrated Lazy River with a serpentine slide, and two championship golf courses. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is located where Phoenix meets Scottsdale, just 20 minutes north of Sky Harbor International Airport, with easy access to the Loop 101 freeway.
For more information about JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa call 480-293-5000 or visit www.jwdesertridgeresort.com.

Added by Gabrielle Abrams on November 22, 2011

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