It’s a long journey from the North Pole to New York City. To make the trek, one must venture through “seven levels of the candy cane forest” and the “sea of swirly-twirly gum drops” and endure a walk through the Lincoln Tunnel … at least according to Buddy the Elf.
But where do you stay if you don’t have a long-lost dad’s apartment to decorate with paper snowflakes, a tree cut down in Central Park, and a VCR you can cram 11 cookies into?
Club Wyndham Midtown 45 has a pretty good alternative for nice list-ers. The vacation ownership and exchange company partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create a suite straight out of Buddy’s (Will Ferrell) imagination in the 2003 film “Elf.”
Booking began on Nov. 25, with stays from Dec. 2 through Dec. 26, with the week of Christmas set aside for member reservations exclusively. The suite, which started at $399 per night, sold out within a half hour, Noah Brodsky, chief brand officer for Wyndham Destinations, told USA TODAY.
The lucky guests who snagged a night in Buddy’s winter wonderland will enjoy a suite that sleeps four and is decorated with hundreds of paper snowflakes and popcorn and paper-chain garlands hanging from the ceiling, a Christmas tree, a gift-wrap wall, a polar bear, over-size ornaments, a selfie mirror perfect for smiling and Buddy’s “favorite” toys, including Jack-in-the-box, Etch A Sketch, Lite-Brite boards and more.
“Every detail of this ‘Elf’-inspired suite was designed to put families in awe from the moment they walk in,” Brodsky said in a release.
The fridge is also stocked with rolls of cookie dough so that guests can tick off Buddy’s to-do list, which is featured on the listing page and includes:
- Making snow angels for two hours.
- Ice skating.
- Eating an entire roll of cookie dough.
- Building a gingerbread house.
- Sleeping inside a Christmas card.
The suite’s amenities for elves and elf-culture enthusiasts don’t stop there. The cupboards and the fridge house elves’ four essential food groups: Candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup.
And if guests get hungry for a midnight snack, they can make Buddy’s favorite breakfast: Spaghetti topped with marshmallows, rainbow sprinkles, chocolate sauce, Pop-Tarts, syrup and more.
The paper snowstorm continues in the bathroom and bedroom. In the bathroom, “snowballs” are stocked to add a little something extra to the bath.
The ‘Elf’-themed fun doesn’t stop in the room.
Guests that have booked the holiday suite can add more of Buddy’s activities to their itinerary with complimentary tickets for up to four people to visit the Empire State Building and tickets to skate at Rockefeller Center.