An ‘Elf’-Inspired Hotel in Rochester, Michigan Welcomes Guests

‘Elf’ is one of the Christmas movies that people look forward to watching during the holidays. It spreads Christmas cheer and is hilariously funny. Now, people get more into the holiday spirit by staying in a hotel room that was created in honor of Buddy the Elf. The Royal Park Hotel located in Rochester, Michigan is now offering a fully decorated “Elf” suite for the holidays.

Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf The “Elf” Suite at the Royal Park Hotel

Since 2020 has been such a tough year for everyone, the Royal Park Hotel thought that it would be a cool idea for people to get some extra holiday cheer by offering this Christmas experience. The room was designed to include many movie references from the Christmas comedy “Elf” which was released in 2003. Buddy the Elf, who is the main character, is played by Will Ferrell. A large sign that reads “Santa I know him,” is hanging right over the bed in the suite. There are tons of other decors, including over 5,000 feet of paper snowflake garland that was made by hand.

Aside from helping guests escape for the holidays, the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan also donates 10% of the proceeds from the “Elf” suite to Rochester’s The Big, Bright Light Show.

The Full ‘Elf’ Experience

Guests have the chance to dive into this complete holiday experience, which includes food that was inspired by Buddy the Elf, like his four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and maple syrup.

What guests of the "Elf" suite at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan receive upon arrival.When the guests arrive at the “Elf” suit at the Royal Park Hotel, they’ll receive chocolate-covered marshmallow snowballs, maple toasty tarts, and elf munch which consists of Chex mix with chocolate, marshmallows, and candy canes.

The Royal Park Hotel partnered up with Maker’s Mark, so aside from the many Buddy-themed decorations, there is also a Christmas tree that is decorated with Maker’s Mark paraphernalia.

Three Exotic Islands to Include on Your Travel Bucket List

A beach vacation is something we all yearn for. Add exotic elements like a luxurious stay, a unique experience, an adventure like never before, and it becomes the dream vacation of your life. Here are a few island destinations with unique characteristics to make your seaside experiences a little more interesting!


Well, no list of vacation islands can be complete without the Maldives! One of the most popular and exotic of luxury island escapes, Maldives is known for its signature crystal clear water, unique marine life, luxury accommodations, and private celebrity properties. The islands offer serenity and peace and are one of the most popular destinations for couples. The water bungalows of Maldives have created the iconic landscape of the region. Among the cluster of 1,192 islands of the region, only 200 are inhabited. Unfortunately, the islands are slowly sinking due to the rising sea levels caused by global warming. So, unless serious measures are initiated, the world will lose this beloved slice of heaven in the near future.

Big Island of Hawaii

Hawaii is another popular and exotic island destination. Among the many scenic islands of this region, the Big Island is unique with its immersive serene landscape and breathtaking natural wonders. The island is home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and if your timing is right, you can have the unforgettable experience of witnessing steamy, fiery lava pouring into the sea from the volcano top. Also known as the ‘island of adventure,’ the Big Island is a popular activity destination with its famed nighttime deep water diving, thrilling Waipio Valley trekking, and many other activities. Luxurious accommodations and gourmet cuisine options around every corner complete this exotic island’s vacation experience.

Galapagos Island

It’s not an overstatement that a trip to the Galapagos Island can change your view of the world forever! A UNESCO World Heritage site, Galapagos Islands is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, rich in biodiversity and astonishing wildlife, residing both above and below the surface. With such an abundance of wildlife and marine life, you will probably spot at least two to three varieties, basking, bathing, crawling, swimming, roaming, or flying. With different seasons throughout the year, the Galapagos Island provides the visitors the exclusive opportunity of getting up close with nature and basking in all its glory.