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Maya-Animals’ Experience to celebrate the ‘Deer’ with a ‘Reindeer and Sleigh’ for the holidays on December 18

December 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hotel Maya presents its 12-month ‘Maya-Animals’ Experience program that highlights animals 

whose characteristics the Mayans assigned to their deities during a Fuego Sunday Brunch

LONG BEACH, Calif., (December 01, 2022) –To celebrate the “Deer,” which is one of the Mayan animals most popular and powerful symbols in Mayan mythology and culture, Hotel Maya will feature a “Reindeer and Sleigh,” a real, live animal experience and holiday setting in the sculpture garden adjacent to Fuego for educational purposes and complimentary photos on Sunday, December 18 from 12-3 p.m.

In the Mayan culture, deer are considered a symbol of strong, stable, regal energy. The deer also covers the four levels of being physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Earlier this year fragments of a mural showing a deer was found in Guatemala and is thought to be the earliest evidence of the Mayan ritual calendar dating back to 200-300 B.C.

In the spirit of honoring these powerful symbols of Mayan mythology and culture Hotel Maya has been featuring a different Mayan animal during Sunday brunch from 12-3 p.m. every month since January. This will be the final Maya-Animals event of 2022 so don’t miss out on the opportunity to get up close and personal with a live reindeer, which will create fun holiday memories for both kids and adults to enjoy.

“As we wrap-up the last Maya-Animals experience for 2022, it is most fitting to celebrate the deer in December with a live ‘Reindeer and Sleigh’ to ring-in the season with holiday cheer in Fuego,” said Greg Guthrie, General Manager at Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton. “The ’Maya-Animals’ Experience program has been a very unique way to share Mayan culture with our guests and team members each month. We are grateful to everyone who visited throughout the year and made this Mayan program such a great success.”

Guests and visitors are encouraged to eat, drink and celebrate the Mayan culture while enjoying brunch and visit with the “Reindeer and Sleigh,” for reservations call 562-481-3910 or visit https://www.hotelmayalongbeach.com/fuego-restaurant or https://www.opentable.com/fuego-maya-hotel.

Fuego, the modern, Latin infused indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge, offers a unique seaside setting featuring 13-foot-tall glass walls that fully retract with seating on the patio area. Fuego’s stunning open-air views and expansive patio seating include the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach skyline and Queen Mary. Fuego restaurant is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802. For additional information or to make room reservations, please call 562-435-7676, visit http://www.hotelmayalongbeach.com, like http://www.facebook.com/hotelmaya or follow on http://www.Instagram.com/hotelmaya.


December 18, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Hotel Maya
700 Queensway Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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