The hut, at the five-star Four Points hotel in the eastern province of Lianyungang, features host edible festive decorations including stockings, reindeer and Santa Claus figures.
Hotel staff estimated that the structure cost 30,000 Yuan (£3,000) to create, using 250kg of flour, 300 bottles of honey, 50kg of sugar and a large amount of cream and chocolate. A spokesperson commented: “It took more than 30 staff 20 days.”
The Chinese hotel is not the only one which has been creative with its festive decorations this year. The Kahler Grand Hotel in Rochester, Minnesota, recently unveiled a giant gingerbread house in its lobby in a bid to provide Christmas cheer to its guests.
According to reports the house is 16 foot high and contains more than 4,000lb of edible gingerbread.Another US hotel, the Harbor Beach Marriott Fort Lauderdale, Florida, bypassed gingerbread in favour of chocolate for its own festive scene. The wintry work of art, which features snowmen and Christmas trees, was made out of more than 600lb of chocolate.