It takes an elite team to prepare for Long Islands only off season holiday horror show, Chamber of Horrors NY A Very Scary XMAS. With the right amount of fake blood and perfect airbrush techniques, an artist can transform any human into a creepy Christmas creature. Chamber of Horror’s head make-up artist, Stephanie Sabolenko, won first place at the pristine NY Horror Show King and Queen SFX make up competition. With the most talented make-up artists in the haunt industry, Chamber of Horrors promises double the fear as you are stalked by Santa and his minions of cannibalistic elves, zombie snowmen and other twisted Christmas characters.
Long Island’s only off season holiday horror show, Chamber of Horrors NY, is bringing Santa back to make sure haunt goers continue to fear the naughty list. Christmas and H0-H0-H0RROR go together perfectly during A VERY SCARY XMAS PART 2, featuring Nightmare on 34th St. and The Elf Asylum. The haunt promises double the fear as you are stalked by Santa and his minions of cannibalistic elves, zombie snowmen and other twisted Christmas characters.
The Merchant, a Lark Hotels property located in the heart of Salem, Massachusetts, will open its doors on November 25, 2015 with 11 guest rooms and suites. The Merchant will be the first boutique hotel in this historic harborside town and brings the total number of Lark Hotels to 13, with an additional five coming in 2016.
Best known for the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, Salem today is one of New England’s most popular destinations for those seeking a ghostly experience. However, only true history buffs will know that newly elected President George Washington visited the town on October 29, 1789 on his inaugural tour — 226 years ago today. During his stay, Washington spent the evening at what is now The Merchant, and hotel guests can rest their heads in the very same room, aptly named The George Washington Room.
Designed by Boston-based Rachel Reider Interiors, guest accommodations and social spaces fuse an elegantly modern vibe with the ornate details of the 18th century structure. Rich shades of red, emerald green, and deep purple are paired with original woodwork, floating staircases, and highly textural fabrics and furnishings for an exquisite and worldly experience. Asian-inspired custom artwork evokes Salem’s role as a vital trade port in Washington’s time, serving as a hub for molasses used for rum, Sumatran pepper, tea, and spices.
The Merchant was originally a private home owned by Joshua Ward, a wealthy sea merchant and privateer who commissioned acclaimed 18th century architect Samuel McIntire to build the stunning federal style building on Washington Street. Between Ward’s ownership and its reincarnation as a boutique hotel, the property has been a tavern, an office building, and even a rare bookshop. From The Merchant’s central location, guests will enjoy exploring Salem’s rich history, delicious eateries, evocative architecture, boutiques, specialty shops, and galleries.
To celebrate its grand opening, The Merchant is offering an “Explore the Neighborhood” special from November 25-December 17, 2015. Guests who book two or more nights directly with the hotel will receive 10% off room rates, two complimentary tickets to the acclaimed Peabody Essex museum and a $20 dining credit to Naumkeag Ordinary — a restaurant just around the corner from the hotel. Potential guests can read complete details at http://www.themerchantsalem.com.
About Lark Hotels:
Lark Hotels is a collection of boutique hotels located in sought-after spots. Additional Lark Hotels include Whitehall, Camden, ME; Captain Fairfield Inn, Kennebunkport, ME; Pomegranate Inn, Portland, ME; 76 Main, Nantucket, MA; 21 Broad, Nantucket, MA; The Attwater, Newport, RI; Gilded, Newport, RI; Ale House Inn, Portsmouth, NH; The Hotel Portsmouth, Portsmouth, NH; Blue Door Group – Inns of Mendocino, Mendocino, CA; and Field Guide, Stowe, VT.
Lark Hotels embrace the locations they are in, but in playful, unexpected ways. Think “sense of place” with imagination and a touch of mischief. Each Lark Hotel invites guests to experience modern luxury in the heart of an iconic destination, to feel the pull of
a nostalgic getaway while surrounded by today’s amenities and to find attentive service when they want it and privacy when they don’t.
For information on Lark Hotels, the “On a Lark Club,” and the hotel collection please visit www.larkhotels.com.
Guests are calling Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 25 the scariest event in Halloween Horror Nights history…period. This year, the event has shattered records in guest ratings on overall experience, and it features the top-rated haunted house in history – Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters and Mayhem.
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For 30 select nights through Nov. 1, guests can visit Universal Orlando’s theme parks by day and become victims of their own horror film by night at Halloween Horror Nights. Guests can dare to try nine disturbingly-real haunted houses, two live shows and five uniquely terrifying scare zones featuring more menacing “scareactors” than ever before. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando.
Beyond the scares, Chamber of Horrors NY makes a point to be different than the typical haunted house this holiday season. After recently being voted Long Island’s Scariest Haunted House by News 12 Long Island, the chamber is directing their focus on the community and people within it.
This fall Chamber of Horrors NY is leaving nothing to the imagination by creating extreme haunts for hardcore fans to enjoy. While traditional haunted houses will always be a place to get harmless thrills, extreme events are quickly maturing with today’s society.
As the summer comes to a close, Chamber of Horrors NY is putting the final terrifying touches on the Trilogy of Fear, three scare attractions that are now open.