Travel Bag: From Vegas to Kilkenny, the top travel news

Park MGM, Las Vegas

Park MGM, Las Vegas

 

The Las Vegas two

The “Strip” in Las Vegas is set to see the arrival of a new hospitality experience this autumn with the opening of the Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas – two distinct hotel experiences under one roof. A whopping $550 million transformation of the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino will now consist of a new 2,700-room luxury resort, Park MGM, and a Las Vegas version of the NoMad Hotel. The collaboration means residents can enjoy the diverse offerings in each hotel all under one roof. See parkmgm.com. 

Dylan dreaming 

The Dylan hotel in Dublin heralds in the summer season with a new epicurean offering. The five star’s Midsummer Dreams Menu is a curation of honeysuckle, elderflower and hibiscus-infused cocktails paired with a canapé menu of garden pea, lobster and lavender. See reservations@dylan.ie.   

Raising the bar

Shed Bar at Ballilogue, Co Kilkenny
Shed Bar at Ballilogue, Co Kilkenny

Rural retreat Ballilogue, Co Kilkenny, adds another string to its bow this month with the addition of a cocktail bar. The new Shed Bar opens on to the courtyard, linking the converted dairy dining room and pre-Famine farmers’ cottages, a perfect destination for a secluded staycation. See ballilogue.com. 

Soar spot

Falconry at Knockranny House Hotel
Falconry at Knockranny House Hotel

Try your hand at a different kind of sport this summer with Knockranny House Hotel’s latest package. The Westport, Co Mayo hotel’s new falconry offering invites guests to enjoy a private hour-long hawk walk on the grounds of neighbouring Westport House, working with professional falconer Jason Deasy of Apex Falconry. The package includes two nights bed and breakfast in Knockranny House Hotel and dinner on one night created by award-winning chef Seamus Commons, from €160 per person sharing. Available Sunday-Thursday until October, see knockrannyhousehotel.ie. 

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