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St. Francis Hotel Sugar High

Lots of hotels in San Francisco are dressing up for the holidays.



    St. Francis Hotel Sugar High
    Westin St. Francis
    If you think this is impressive, just wait until you see this year's model.

    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.