A vacation without our furry companions doesn’t seem to be a tempting idea, almost all dog-parents can relate to the awful feeling and guilt of leaving their pets behind. Fortunately, with the growing trend of pet travel, you can now take your pet along and make sure he has an unforgettable experience. If you and your pooch need a luxurious getaway where your pet isn’t only made to feel welcome but gets treated like the diva he is, here is a list of 6 luxurious dog-friendly hotels around the world to vacation in style with your pooch:
There are multiple branches of Hyatt Regency all over the world (including many hotels spread across the U.S.) that offer various amenities to your dogs; these include individually wrapped treats, plush beds, and toys. The resort in Scottsdale, Arizona has the 4Paws Pet Program to pamper your furry companion. Another popular branch is the resort in Lost Pines, Austin which offers exciting activities for you and your family including an elaborate swimming pool, extensive walking and running trails, and services such as kayaking, rafting, horse-riding, etc. Your dog will also be treated as a special guest along with the rest of your family and will have access to the hotel’s lobby bar, walking trails, and can enjoy a swim in the river.
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Another of the upscale pet-friendly hotel chains is the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. Each location offers a specific pet care package such as the “Paws on Board program” at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and the “Going to the Dogs for VIPs” program at the Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York. These pampering getaways offer large welcome biscuits for your canine, pet rooms equipped with dog beds, printed food bowls, gift sets, rubber balls and a list of nearby dog-friendly services. At the Fairmont Washington D.C., you get to contribute to the welfare of homeless animals when you check in with your pooch as 5% if your room’s charges are donated to WARL. Your dogs will also get to devour the delicious, healthy treats prepared by the hotel chef upon checking in. Without having to pay any additional pet fee, you will receive various practical items that will help make the trip a fantastic experience for your dog.
Well, what else would you expect at a castle than royal treatment, right! At the Ashford Castle Hotel, your dog will be treated like a VIP (Very Important Pet.) Your pet will receive towels, comfy beds, duvets, floor mats, food & water bowls. Other services such as dog sitting, walking, grooming and leashes & litter boxes can be arranged on prior notice. They also provide a catering menu for pets, turndown treats and the opportunity for your canine to explore the vast Ashford state.
The boutique style hotel with a Hollywood retro vibe and colonial architecture welcomes you to have a fantastic time with any of your domesticated pets. You can hang around with your pet and enjoy socializing with other animals and their parents during the yappy hour every day where your pooch will be served a meal, and you can enjoy sipping on a handcrafted cocktail or local Monterey wine.
Rome Cavalieri, Italy
If you wish to have quality time with your family but also want some time to yourself to relax, enjoy a spa date or shop around then the Rome Cavalieri is the perfect choice of accommodation. The hotel has a pup Contessa, a dachshund that considers Cavalieri her home. The range of services offered at the hotel includes a menu for your doggy to choose from, personal training by dog walkers in the extensive parkland, and a doggy boutique with the most exquisite dog accessories. As you enjoy some time off in the spa, you can send off your furry companion to the nearby resort for a cleanup session.
The Milestone Hotel
With a dedicated pet concierge to meet your doggy’s unique demands, the Milestone Hotel is the ultimate choice for those traveling to London. The quintessentially English hotel ranks among UK’s top 5 star hotels and is located in the heart of London and has each room equipped with everything you could ask for, from fresh flowers, plush bathrobes, flat screen TVs and cleaning service twice each day. Your canine companion is welcome to dine in the conservatory or the Cheneston’s restaurant. Your pooch will also receive a welcome letter along with a hamper of treats, a milestone collar, and tips for sightseeing and exploring London.
Jenny Perkins is an Animal Behavior Specialist and a passionate writer. She loves to write about the nutrition, health, and care of dogs. She aims at providing tips to dog owners that can help them become better pet parents. She writes for the blog Here Pup.