Dogs Rule At Hotels

by  Jennifer Bernstein | May 5, 2009
Dog in bed
Dog in bed / Prystai/iStock

We’re crazy about our pets--and the White House is too. But just because Bo is getting all the special attention doesn’t mean that your pooch can't be treated the same as “First Dog.” We’ve found some unique hotels and packages that cater to man’s best friend—with some interesting amenities to boot (or would that be to paw?)

Each guestroom at The Resort at the Mountain, in Mt. Hood, Oregon comes stocked with freshly baked homemade dog treats, dog dish, bottled water, and a dog-friendly hiking trail map, making your pet feel like White House royalty. Pampering your pooch doesn’t end there—the “First Dog” package includes a $30 credit towards a Canine Cuisine entrée from the in-room dining menu.

Loews Hotels and their 17 properties just finished off the “idoguration” season and patriotic amenities with their “Presidential Pooch” package available during the first 100 days of the Obama administration. The package included amenities like a “Stars and Stripes” room service doggie meal and a patriotic-themed bandana. Not to worry, Loews continues their pet-friendly service, having created the VIPs (Very Important Pets) program almost a decade ago and offering all VIPs gourmet room service and special bedding. Look out for the special "GoDoggieGoGreen" package featuring: a menu of local ingredients, organic cotton bandanas, and an environmentally friendly, non-toxic dog toy by West Paw Design.

At Kimpton properties, individual pets are welcomed by name on a lobby activity board, the bar comes stocked with pet and people treats, bedding and bowls are provided, door hangers alert other guests that your pet is en suite, and the concierge will have local resources about pet-friendly restaurants, parks, and playgrounds nearby. The pet amenities continue with a steady supply of plastic bags, pet toys, and pet-friendly magazines—as well as a menu of forgotton-at-home dog items (leashes, collars, umbrellas). If your pet is stressed after traveling, some Kimpton hotels offer pet massages. Is "First Pooch" available for humans?

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