Festive Holiday Hotel Packages

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin decorating the entire grounds of the hotel with garlands, wreaths and Christmas lights.
The Merrion Hotel in Dublin.

Your clients can wrap the gifts of merriment, indulgence and relaxation this holiday season with these festive holiday hotel packages.

Irish Holiday Festivities
The Merrion Hotel
in Dublin, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is welcoming the holiday season by decorating the grounds of the hotel—four restored Georgian townhouses comprised of 123 guestrooms and 19 suites—with garlands, wreaths and Christmas lights, in addition to offering several festive packages. Highlights of the Merrion Christmas package, available Dec. 24-27, Dec. 24-26, or solely on Dec. 25, include caroling in The Merrion Gardens, a Christmas lunch or dinner in The Cellar Restaurant, and a meet-and-greet with Santa in The Front Hall, where children receive Christmas gifts while their parents enjoy mulled wine and mince pies. Rates start at $441 per night. Before the holidays end, guests can also choose to take part in a traditional Irish event and watch a horse race at the annual Leopardstown Christmas Festival. The Post Christmas Racing Break package, available between Dec. 26-29, includes two Top Level tickets to the race and an overnight stay. Rates start at $260 per night. For more information, call merrionhotel.com.

The Island Hotel Newport Beach's lobby features coastal cottage gingerbread display during the holidays.
The Island Hotel Newport Beach’s lobby features a cottage gingerbread display during the holidays.

Christmas in the Sun
Island Hotel Newport Beach
in California is getting guests into the holiday spirit by offering several overnight packages for travelers in need of a warm-weather getaway. The 292-guestroom and -suite hotel located along Southern California’s coast is located near the boutiques and restaurants at the upscale, open air mall Fashion Island, where guests can take advantage of a $50 Fashion Island gift certificate, complimentary gift wrapping for Fashion Island purchases and complimentary valet parking at Fashion Island with the Deck Out the Halls package. Rates start at $259 and include overnight accommodations. In addition, the hotel’s All Wrapped Up package includes all of the perks in the Deck the Halls package, plus a Holiday Body Wrap at the onsite spa. Rates start at $329 per night. For more information, call (866) 554-4620 or visit islandhotel.com.

A Very English Christmas
The 63-guestroom Old Government House Hotel & Spa, a Red Carnation Hotels property on the island of Guernsey off the coast of Normandy, is spreading holiday cheer throughout its property by offering guests a collection of holiday experiences unique to England. The five-star hotel’s Magical Christmas package, available Dec. 24-26, includes daily English breakfast at the onsite Brasserie Restaurant, a special Christmas Eve dinner and a 5-course Christmas day lunch, plus special festive touches such as a complimentary in-room Christmas tree for guests staying in suites, Christmas stocking delivered to guests’ rooms on Christmas Eve and complimentary mulled wine and mince pies for guests to enjoy in the hotel’s lounge while listening to carolers sing around the fireplace. On Boxing Day (the day after Christmas), guests who choose to take part in the holiday’s time-honored tradition of taking a dip in the sea will be treated to hot chocolate. Rates start at $607 per night, and include a 2-night stay and complimentary use of the hotel’s gym, spa pools, sauna and steam room. For more information, visit theoghhotel.com.