Carlsbad CA— Calavera Hills Elementary in Carlsbad took home top honors in Cape Rey Carlsbad’s second annual holiday Gingerbread House Contest and has been awarded $350 from the resort. The gingerbread house from Carlsbad’s Hope Elementary earned second place and a $150 prize.
“Cape Rey’s Gingerbread House contest is shaping up to be a fun tradition for local youngsters and a great way for the hotel to celebrate the season of giving,” said Kandice Ward, the resort’s sales and marketing coordinator who organized the contest. “The Cape Rey team was so overwhelmed by the effort from the participating schools and positive public response that we decided to spread a little more holiday cheer by awarding the teacher in charge of the winning gingerbread house with a gift certificate for an overnight stay and breakfast for two.”
The Cape Rey Gingerbread House Contest was held from December 15 through 28 as part of the property’s line-up of seasonal fun and was open to all area elementary schools. Twelve schools submitted original gingerbread house creations for the contest, which were displayed in the hotel lobby for public voting both online and at the resort. Schools were given a $50 stipend from the resort to purchase supplies for their house. Calavera Hills Elementary’s design was a three-story, marshmallow-covered schoolhouse with windows that lit up and the school’s signature coyote mascot above the door. Among the other creative submissions were a beach lifeguard tower and a gingerbread recreation of Cape Rey.
Entry forms for the 2016 school Gingerbread House Contest will be available in late October. Interested schools can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760-683-5461.
About Cape Rey, a Hilton Resort
Located along the sunny San Diego coast directly across from Carlsbad State Beach, the 215-room Cape Rey boasts a modern, California Craftsman-style design with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Opened in June 2012, this North San Diego luxury hotel was honored with the AAA Four Diamond distinction in 2013. Guests of Cape Rey enjoy the best of the beach communities’ lifestyle. On property amenities include the sea-inspired Ocean Crest Spa, an expansive, ocean view swimming pool and Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge, a stylish restaurant where guests can enjoy fresh, regional cuisine and stunning views. The perfect basecamp for exploring Southern California, Cape Rey provides easy access to the beaches, parks, shopping and dining in Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas and Oceanside. Just 30 minutes north of San Diego, Cape Rey is minutes away from LEGOLAND California, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Disneyland California and a variety of other fun attractions. Visit www.CapeRey.com for more information.