BOOKING.COM AND WARNER BROS. CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH WONKA’S SWEET SUITES IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES
Booking.com Invites Candy and Travel Lovers to Indulge in Sugar-Filled Getaways in Delectable Destinations Inspired by the Holiday Spectacle “Wonka” from Warner Bros. Pictures
NEW YORK, November 29, 2023 – Digital travel leader Booking.com is celebrating the holiday season and the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonka, in theaters December 15, by offering two pairs of candy-loving guests the chance to travel to a world of pure imagination by booking Wonka’s Sweet Suites in New York and Los Angeles, available exclusively on Booking.com. The candy-coated stays in collaboration with Booking.com partner Highgate Hotels will be available to book on a first-come, first-served basis, and will take place at two different city-chic hotels from coast to coast – Park Lane New York in New York City and Viceroy Santa Monica in Los Angeles – each transformed into sugary wonderlands inspired by the highly anticipated film, and complete with activities fit for a candy connoisseur.
Wonka tells the wondrous, wholly original story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. The film introduces audiences to a young Willy Wonka—fresh from his travels sourcing ingredients and flavors from destinations across the globe—who is determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time. Wonka’s Sweet Suites are choc full of adventures inspired by the beloved chocolatier for bookers to feel ‘main character energy’ during their travels, like over half (64%)* of U.S. travelers who want to be the main star of their vacation, according to new data from Booking.com.
At Park Lane New York’s Conservatory Suite and Viceroy Santa Monica’s Palmetto King Suite, guests will enjoy all-you-can-treat experiences and edible amenities such as limited-edition, fun, and imaginative Wonka© Magic Hat Gummies in four fruity flavored combinations, life-sized chocolate confections, a replica of the tree in Wonka’s candy shop, and a decadent chocolate bar bed topped with marshmallows set amidst cotton candy clouds for the sweetest dreams, like those in the new film. In addition to the overnight stays, the experience will come with tickets to see Wonka in theaters, vintage destination posters and stamp wallpaper inspired by the chocolatier’s travels, candy-inspired beverages, and more.
Wonka’s Sweet Suites in both New York City and Los Angeles will become bookable on a first-come, first-served basis for two pairs of guests on December 13 at noon ET, for each stay taking place December 15 - 16, priced at only $12.15, a tip of the top hat to the day the film releases in theaters nationwide. Each experience will come with overnight stays, itineraries and airport transfers through Booking.com to whisk the bookers to their sweet escapes.
Lucky bookers who are members of Booking.com’s loyalty program, Genius, can get even more out of their Wonka-inspired experience. When booked by a Genius Level 2 or Genius Level 3 member, Wonka’s Sweet Suites experience will be upgraded to include a free chocolate-infused breakfast. It’s never too late to treat yourself to the rewards that come with a Genius membership, and those who have a Booking.com account will automatically enjoy free lifetime access to exclusive travel rewards, starting from a 10% discount toward hundreds of accommodation and select car rentals, with even more rewards unlocked with each Genius level progression.
Booking.com offers the widest choice of incredible places to stay, so for those not quick enough to book Wonka’s Sweet Suites this season, rest assured that this is just one example of the millions of memorable travel experiences that Booking.com offers for travelers looking to sweeten their next trip, including these scrumptious candy-inspired places to stay:
Hotel Fabrica do Chocolate | Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Pousada Burundanga | Itacaré, Brazil
ODSweet Duomo Milano Hotel | Milan, Italy
Royal Mansour Marrakech | Marrakech, Morocco
Soneva Fushi | Kunfunadhoo Island, Maldives
Adelphi Hotel | Melbourne, Australia
For more information on Booking.com and Wonka’s Sweet Suites, visit
https://www.booking.com/hotel/us/wonka-sweet-suite-new-york.html and https://www.booking.com/hotel/us/wonka-sweet-suite-los-angeles.html
*Travel Predictions 2024 research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who plan to travel for business or leisure in the next 12-24 months. In total, 27,730 respondents across 33 countries and territories were polled, including 1,005 from the US. Respondents completed an online survey in July 2023.
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Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.
From Paul King, writer/director of the “Paddington” films, David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter,” “Gravity,” “Fantastic Beasts” and “Paddington,” and producers Alexandra Derbyshire (the “Paddington” films, “Jurassic World: Dominion”) and Luke Kelly (“Roald Dahl’s The Witches”), comes an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.
Starring alongside Chalamet are Calah Lane, Emmy and Peabody Award winner Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, with Oscar winner Olivia Colman and Hugh Grant. The film also stars Natasha Rothwell, Rich Fulcher, Rakhee Thakrar, Tom Davis and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.
Simon Farnaby & Paul King wrote the screenplay, based on a story by King and characters created by Roald Dahl. Michael Siegel, Cate Adams, Rosie Alison and Tim Wellspring are serving as executive producers. King’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Chung-Hoon Chung, Oscar-nominated production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Mark Everson, Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming and composer Joby Talbot. Neil Hannon of the band The Divine Comedy is writing original songs for the film.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Heyday Films Production, a Paul King Confection, “Wonka,” set to open in theaters and in IMAX internationally beginning 6 December 2023 and in North America on December 15, 2023; it will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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