Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The Kimpton Group, offers "HosPETality," with 11 of their properties having a Director of Pet Relations, a canine ambassador who gives you a wagging welcome. No fees and no weight limits.
“Loews Loves Pets”, offering a welcome package that includes a pet bowl, dog tag, and treats. Loews has also partnered with Banfield Pet Hospital to offer furry guests a complimentary examination and a 15% discount on services during their stay. There is a $25 fee.
The exclusive Mandarin Oriental group, known for the ultimate in Asian-inspired luxury and stellar service, extends their welcome to your whole furry family, although fees and weight limits vary at each hotel’s discretion. A $100 fee is charged.
All W Hotels in North America welcome four-legged guests with a custom W pet bed and food bowls with mat in their guestroom, as well as a welcome amenity package that includes a W pet tag, treats, and waste disposal bags. There is a $25 fee.
Some Ritz-Carlton Hotels accept pets and pamper them with services ranging from a loaner Burberry raincoat to certified canine massage therapists to treats, toys, loaner beds and bowls. The usual charge is between $125 and $250 non refundable pet fee.
Photographer William Wegman’s famous Weimaraners are the "spokesdogs" for Hilton’s pet program, and Wegman designed the in-room Crypton Clean Pet Pillow. Also included in Fido’s room are two dog bowls and a place mat, and at check-in your furry friend will get his or her own travel tote with organic treats, bio-degradable waste bags, and a travel-sized bottle of deodorizing disinfectant. There is a $75 charge.
For a stylish stay on a modest budget, Hotel Indigo is a great choice for four-legged travelers. All of the hotels are pet friendly, and while fees and weight limits vary (some do not charge a pet fee and weight limits are set by each individual hotel), expect some amenities like dog treats and water bowls. The Atlanta and San Diego hotels even host a weekly Canine Cocktails "Yappy Hour", and have canine ambassadors in residence.