With Christmas vacations abroad mostly off the table this year, families are looking for creative ways to celebrate the holidays at home. One of the best options out there to do just that is a staycation at this Elf-themed hotel suite. The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, MI, is offering a full suite completely decked out in honor of the movie Elf.
Guests will be treated to food inspired by Buddy’s favorite food groups (candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup), receiving maple toasty tarts, chocolate-covered marshmallow snowballs, elf munch, and candy canes upon arrival.
The room is filled with nods to the movie, including a sign that says “Santa I know him” over the bed and over 5,000 feet of handmade paper snowflake decorations. There are also two Christmas trees — one with a Buddy the Elf theme and another decorated with Maker’s Mark goodies.
Hotel spokesperson Sarah Osbourn said, “We thought it would be a really cool idea, especially with people not feeling safe this year, to offer a holiday experience in a suite for them, so they can still feel safe, still get into the holiday spirit and have something fun to do.”
The suite starts at $499 per night, and reservations are available online.
But if you’re not able to book the suite for your dates, don’t worry — the hotel also has a gingerbread-inspired suite package and its lobby is decked out with holiday decor.
Ten percent of the proceeds will go toward The Big, Bright Light Show, a holiday light show in downtown Rochester that sees its buildings illuminated by dazzling lights in December and January.