The Hyatt Regency turned the key and opened its life-sized gingerbread house for public display Tuesday evening.
The house-warming has become an annual tradition during the Christmas season for the Hyatt which has baked and built a gingerbread house for the past nine years.
The 12-foot-tall house consists of approximately 400 baked gingerbread bricks, 800 pounds of royal icing and it’s adorned with cookies and candies and other sweets.
Hyatt Executive Chef Mirko Agostini is the architect and builder of the gingerbread house.
“You can see all the cookie. There is homemade. There is nothing that has been pre-made. Look from the top and the bottom. And all the proceeds of tonight … we have a Make-A-Wish cookie, it’s going to be heart-shaped and every year kids they can personalize their own cookie and make their own wish and attach to the gingerbread house,” Agostini said.
For a small donation, guests can bring an ornament in good condition and exchange it with another hanging on the Hyatt’s Christmas trees.
All proceeds from the heart-shaped cookies and the ornament exchange will benefit Make-A-Wish Guam and CNMI.