Some hotels go to great lengths to celebrate the holiday season. I remember during my days at the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington D.C., the Christmas Tree Lighting was quite a ceremony accompanied by a full 18 piece band! The Hay – Adams staff would also happily place and decorate a Christmas tree in your suite; and these days guests can also enjoy decorating a gingerbread house with the chef amongst other luxuries… all parts of a five day package staring at US$8,800.  At The Gaylord Palm Resort in Orlando holiday bedtime stories are broadcast over in-room channels and for an additional fee Santa’s Elves will visit your room to tuck your little one in bed! At the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort holiday festivities start December 20th and include visits from Santa Claus and Christmas carolers. The Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee has gingerbread making classes as part of their Annual Country Christmas Celebrations and guests have a choice of decorating either a miniature gingerbread house ornament or a gingerbread man. Read more…