Mulberry, Anya Hindmarch, Kate Spade, Ted Baker and Tommy Hilfiger… just some of the leading fashion brands that guests of The Merrion Hotel’s new Shop til you Drop break can dive into this summer.
In partnership with Kildare Village – a complete shopping haven in the beautiful Kildare countryside, just outside Dublin – this is a true VIP retail journey with the deeply comfortable Irish warmth of The Merrion as the backdrop.
Guests will be whisked to Kildare Village by chauffeur driven transfer – where a glass of champagne, access to the VIP shopping lounge and a VIP card entitling professional shoppers to a 10% discount on purchases (over and above Ireland’s favourable exchange rate), will be ready and waiting.
With more than 80 boutiques and many of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands in one place, Kildare Village is a shopper’s dream that sits as part of the collection of nine Chic Outlet Shopping Villages.
Head to Mulberry, Anya Hindmarch and Folli Follie for handbags; stock up on scent at L’Occitane, Penhaligons and Molton Brown; step into new shoes at Timberland, Havianas and Nike or explore the best of Irish design with Louise Kennedy. Sister to Bicester Village in England, Guests can call upon a personal shopping consultant and make the most of a hands-free shopping service to safely store bags – make way for more shopping!
Back at The Merrion, laden with bags, tired feet will be eager for a 30-minute foot massage in the Spa followed by a well-earned glass of fizz and an irresistible Seafood Tower or Italian Prosciutto platter in The Cellar Bar. Deep in The Merrion’s 18th century wine vaults, The Cellar Bar is one of Dublin’s favourite haunts – and the perfect spot for flaunting a new purchase or two.
After a wonderfully comfortable overnight stay, the shopping adventure continues – fuelled by a full Irish breakfast – with a stroll down Grafton Street, Ireland’s best-known shopping street. Those wishing to relax can enjoy a steam or sauna in The Merrion Spa, complete with an 18 metre infinity swimming pool – before it’s time to head back to reality…
Let the shopping commence!
Shop til you Drop with The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
From €284 (approx. £222) per person based on two people sharing a Superior Room or Twin Room in The Garden Wing, including:
• Overnight stay at The Merrion hotel
• Full Irish breakfast
• Private return chauffeur driven transfer from The Merrion to Kildare Village
• Access to the Kildare Village VIP Lounge and a glass of champagne on arrival
• Welcome pack and VIP card (includes a 10% saving)
• Personal shopping consultancy and hands free shopping service available
• Post-shopping glass of champagne and ‘Seafood Tower’ or Italian Prosciutto to share in The Cellar Bar
• 30-minute foot massage and access to The Merrion Spa
Bookable from June 2016, subject to availability. Must be booked at least five days in advance.