Hotel Maya Hosts Mayan ‘End of the World’ Celebration Friday, December 21

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“End of the World” party There’s no time like the present to get those Bucket List items checked off as Hotel Maya provides a variety of unique raffle items during its “End of the World” party in Fuego beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

Once-in-a-lifetime raffle experiences include skydiving, paddle-boarding and sailing lesson certificates, among others to be drawn throughout the day. A henna tattoo artist will provide free tattoos. And a photo booth featuring locations around-the-world will provide guests with free photos of where they most want to spend their last days.

Hotel Maya’s End of the World celebration also features authentic Mayan entertainment, Latin inspired food and apocalyptic themed drink specials and live Latin music.

An official Mayan end of the world toast will be held at 3:11 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, 11:11 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, to observe the official time the Mayans prophesized that the world would end.

“Now’s the time to fulfill those lifelong dreams and Hotel Maya is poised to help make it happen,” said Kristi Allen, General Manager at Hotel Maya – a Doubletree by Hilton. “Our theme all year long has been to ‘live your life to the fullest’ and we want to continue to promote that as the world will surely go on.”

Guests attending the End of the World party in costumes representing “what they would want to be wearing if it was their last day” will receive a special Mayan treat. Please note that clothing is required!

In addition, Hotel Maya will serve Mayan drink specials including Mayan Mimosas, Bloody Marias and in honor of the anticipated solar shift, specialty drinks such as Hurricanes and Lava flows. Latin food specials include Fuego’s famous Taco Station and an authentic Mayan Chocolate Station along with a variety of Latin appetizers, guacamole specials, and house-made chips and salsas.

Hotel Maya is offering guests the “End of the World Party” hotel package when checking in on Dec. 21 that includes a waterfront room for two, breakfast for two, if there is a Dec. 22, and complimentary two hour bike rentals, parking, and Internet – as if guests will really want to spend their time surfing online! Guests can choose how to use their “limited” time while relaxing at Hotel Maya with tennis, paddleboard, bike rentals, smoke the hookah, drinking Margaritas by the pool or enjoying the festivities in Fuego. The “Live Your Life To The Fullest” package rates start at $169 per night. To book a package, guests can call the hotel directly at562-435-7676.

During the celebration, the grand prize Facebook sweepstakes winner will be awarded the 8-day, 7-night,all-expenses-paid vacation to the heart of the Mayan Nation in Yucatan, Mexico. Hotel Maya urged guests to “Live Your Life To The Fullest” throughout its 12-month “The Year To Go Mayan” celebration that featured monthly hotel weekend giveaways and grand prize on Facebook, guest lectures, themed movies, Mayan dinner shows, and food and beverage promotions.

Hotel Maya presented three complimentary Mayan Dinner Shows on Nov. 14, Oct. 10 and Sept. 19 in Fuego. A complimentary 13-week Mayan Movie Mondays festival ran from June through August in Fuego showing Mayan themed movies on one of the largest outdoor projection screen televisions in Southern California. Hotel Maya also showcased a series of complimentary Mayan lectures by Dr. Gerardo Aldana and Dr. Khristaan D. Villela. The Museum of Latin American Art was co-sponsor.

Hotel Maya guests participated in the Facebook sweepstakes throughout the year by submitting a picture to Hotel Maya’s page featuring them living their life to the fullest with a placard or other object with the words “Hotel Maya” clearly visible.

For additional information or to track the remaining time on the official Mayan 2012 countdown clock live, please visit Hotel Maya website.

Fuego is a modern, Latin infused indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge at Hotel Maya that offers a unique setting at the water’s edge featuring 13-foot-tall glass walls that fully retract with seating inside and on the patio. Fuego’s stunning open-air views include the Pacific Ocean, Downtown skyline and Queen Mary.

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 Hotel Maya website or like Hotel Maya on Facebook.

About Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton
Hotel Maya at the water’s edge recently completed a full-scale upgrade to a Latin American-inspired 199 room property that presents travelers with a distinctive Southern California combination of stunning, seaside views amidst 14 acres of lush, tropical gardens in a modern, open-air, setting. A celebration of modern, Latin infused cuisine can be found in Fuego restaurant featuring a breathtaking waterfront setting in relaxed indoor-outdoor seating and contemporary Latin-inspired decor. Fuego’s bar features the largest tequila selection in the region and some of the best handcrafted margaritas in the city. From executive retreats to waterside weddings, Hotel Maya also offers more than 26,500 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space including Playa at the Maya. Overlooking downtown Long Beach and within a 25-minute drive of both downtown Los Angeles and Orange County, the hotel is just minutes from the historic Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, Shoreline Village, Long Beach Cruise Terminal and much more. The hotel is owned and operated by Queensbay Hotel, LLC, under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide. For more information or to make a reservation, visit or call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact Hotel Maya directly at 1-562-435-7676.


20 Responses to “Hotel Maya Hosts Mayan ‘End of the World’ Celebration Friday, December 21”
  1. facebook_awakeinthedream says:

    Nice try in capitalizing off of indigenous culture, as usual, hotel Maya.

  2. I know this event is meant to be fun one, poking a little fun at a fake apocalypse but I’m a specialist in this area of culture and I must make a correction that the Maya did NOT say the world would end…let me re-word what you should say, “it’s the day that some people have misunderstood the Maya calendar saying the world would end….” It’s a small but worthwhile correction and it’s is good to not look misinformed. Being the Hotel Maya you should keep up good cultural publicity…oh and no, I’m not mad, just trying to help ya’zzzz