DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Dec 21, 2012) -  The excitement of Christmas is alive and well inside one of the premier city center Dublin hotels, where Christmas traditions ring out for both the young and old.

Enticing Christmas packages and mouthwatering cocktails are set in place to ignite guests with joys of the season at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel decked for the season with boughs of holly and oh, so much more! Dublin hotel special offers at The Renaissance include two delightful Christmas packages that make it easy to bask in joys of the season while still celebrating timeless traditions.

"Christmas at The Shelbourne" is designed to instill magical traditions to guests of all ages inside this landmark hotel where crackling open fires, magnificent decorations and elegant surroundings set the stage for a grand holiday celebration. Deluxe guest accommodations, a traditional Irish breakfast, five course Christmas lunch or dinner, Christmas gifts, a visit from Santa Claus and Christmas stockings left outside the door of children's rooms are included in this one-of-a-kind holiday package that is sure to warm the hearts of all.

Valid only through December 26, 2012, rates for "Christmas at The Shelbourne" start at just 265 EUR * and may be booked by using promotional code XMA online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dubbr-the-shelbourne-dublin-a-renaissance-hotel or by calling 1-800-228-9290.

"Take the Elevator Home at The Shelbourne" lets guests celebrate the holidays and then take the elevator to their room rather than waiting for taxis to take the spirit out of their Christmas celebration. Including deluxe accommodations and an Irish breakfast in the hotel's Saddle Room Restaurant, this package begins at 219 EUR * and is valid through December 31, 2012, making it an ideal choice for New Year's Eve as well. Booking is easy by using the above link or phone number and promotional code PX3 to complete reservations.

All aglow with traditional elegance, warmth and opulence, The Shelbourne serves as a gathering spot for friends, family and colleagues year-round, but is especially busy during the holidays. Enticing celebrations at this luxury Dublin hotel's city center location, the hotel's popular No. 27 Bar is featuring three delectable Christmas cocktails -- the Mistletoe Martini, No. 27 Hot Brandy and White Christmas -- for those looking for a taste of the season in a glass.

Crisp, fruity and refreshing, the Mistletoe Martin blends gin, campari, raspberry liqueur, fresh lemon juice and sugar. The 12.50 EUR holiday special is served in a peppermint sugar-coated Martini glass. The No. 27 Hot Brandy is a soothing and warm lemongrass-infused brandy drink with honey, garnished with orange zest and priced at 8.50 EUR . Finally, the White Christmas is termed as a snowy extravaganza blending vanilla vodka, Amaretto, crème de cacao, fresh cream and grenadine. Served in a chilled Martini glass and garnished with three raspberries on a milk chocolate stick, the 12.50 EUR holiday drink is a tasty seasonal favorite.

Naughty or nice, The Shelbourne Dublin has something for everyone this Christmas, so whether enjoying the tasty Dublin fine dining or a zesty cocktail, it's appropriate to raise a glass to Christmas at the Shelbourne.

*Rates are per room per night based on availability at the time of reservation. Please visit hotel website for complete terms and conditions.

About The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel is a sophisticated Dublin 5-star hotel overlooking St. Stephens Green and providing guests with luxurious accommodations and attentive service. Opening its doors to Dublin travelers since 1824, this timeless landmark shines after undergoing a magnificent restoration to maintain its prominent Irish heritage which includes drafting of the Irish Constitution. Conveniently located near many popular attractions including St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College, the hotel is also home to the renowned Horseshoe Bar.

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