Nothing says Christmas like a hotel lobby. The better the hotel, the classier the message.
Case in point for this article is the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco where a annual holiday tradition goes on display just in time for Thanksgiving.
Executive pastry chef Jean-François Houdré will unveil his signature 12-foot holiday sugar castle Wednesday and the public is invited for a peek. The hotel says it will spring for hot chocolate and cookies.
The photo at the top of this page is last year's creation. It resembles a French Chateau and weighs 1,200 pounds.
The castle has been "improved" each year since 2005.
This year's additions are a medieval French village and a second moving train that circles the castle.
It will be on display through the first of the year.