The best gift idea of all this holiday season might be an escape someplace special, such as The Merrion in Dublin where lavish Christmas trees, glittering garlands and fragrant wreathes create a festive scene and a selection of packages and programs are on the calendar from November through February.
Winter Family Getaway
If the whole family wants to celebrate, book a Winter Family Getaway from November 1, 2009 through January 31, 2010. Two interconnecting double and twin rooms accommodate two adults and two children (with extra beds, cribs, Miss and Master Merrion children’s menus and even children’s china available) for approximately $707 per night. All guests enjoy a full Irish breakfast each morning, the perfect preparation for winter activities that include ice-skating, Christmas concerts and shopping under the twinkling lights of Grafton Street.
The Merrion Christmas:
Imagine the scene: On Christmas Eve, Father Christmas invites younger guests to meet him around the magical tree in The Merrion’s Front Hall and each child receives a special gift while Mum and Dad linger over a glass of champagne in front of a crackling fire. Guests wake up on Christmas morning to a celebratory breakfast in the comfort of the guest room or in The Cellar Restaurant and later enjoy Christmas Lunch or Dinner in The Cellar Restaurant capped off by a glass of festive mulled wine in No. 23. Two-night stays start at approximately $603 per person in a double and three-night stays start at approximately $876 per person in a double.
Post-Christmas Racing Break:
A special package with tickets to the Leopardstown Race Festival is one way to get into the holiday spirit just like the locals do. A day at the Festival is a Dublin tradition as cherished as mince pies and carols. Two top-level tickets are included in The Merrion’s Post-Christmas Racing Break, available from December 26 to 29, 2009.
New Year’s Getaway Celebration:
The Merrion’s New Year’s Eve Getaway Celebration is a stylish way to ring in 2010. The package includes two nights in a luxurious Garden Wing room, full Irish breakfast each morning, a bottle of champagne, seasonal treats on arrival and a New Year’s Eve Jazz Dinner for two for approximately $596 per person in a double or twin room.