Monday, December 10, 2012


Stop By to See Pastry Chef Erica Tomei’s Masterpiece and Donate a Toy to Toys for Tots
  A pastry version of The Polar Express has stopped at the Chicago Marriott Naperville and will be staying through the holidays. Amongst an explosion of holiday decor and happy spirits the hotel has also partnered with Toys For Tots to collect and donate toys for children in need. The hotel encourages people of all ages to stop by the hotel anytime now through December 24 to see and be amazed by the masterpiece that pastry chef Erica Tomei and her pastry team created and bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots.
 The pastry display includes a massive 12x8 foot gingerbread display of a Christmas town equipped with large buildings, a crowd of carolers and the Polar Express.
Chicago Marriott Naperville is located at 1801 Naper Blvd in Naperville. For questions or reservations, please contact the hotel at 630-505-4900.

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About the Chicago Marriott Naperville
The Chicago Marriott Naperville is the newest and largest full-service hotel in Chicago’s western suburbs.  With its brand new construction and contemporary design, the 424-room hotel has more than 25,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, plus a 7,000 sq. ft. ballroom to accommodate almost any size of meeting, trade show or wedding.  Guest rooms include pillowtop mattresses and Frette linens, and all guests can enjoy free parking, the indoor pool and fitness center, hotel-wide WiFi, business services, and the superlative Artisan Table restaurant. Visit
for more information, to make reservations, and to find out about current specials and packages.  The Marriott Naperville is part of Marriot International, based in Bethesda, Md., one of the world’s leading lodging companies with nearly 3,700 properties in 72 countries and territories worldwide.

About Pastry Chef Erica Tomei
Erica Tomei is the pastry chef at the Chicago Marriott Naperville’s Artisan Table restaurant. Erica graduated from Kendall College in 2007.  While at Kendall, she obtained an internship at the Marriott hotel on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, and has continued to work within the Marriott brand hotels ever since.  Most recently, Tomei was a competitor in a three-day international pastry competition through
in New York City. 

About Toys for Tots
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during the Christmas holiday season. Our gifts offer these children hope, recognition and a positive memory they will cherish for a lifetime. Many of the gifts we provide, such as books, games and sports equipment, make a significant contribution to the educational, social and recreational development of these children. For more information, visit

The Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 Naper Blvd
Naperville, IL 60563
t: 630.505.4900 f: 630.955.5942

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