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Pet-Friendly Resorts

Luxury Hotels Offering Specialized Pet Services


May is National Pet Month and it also happens to be a great month for traveling with your pets no matter where you live! We wanted to bring you a look at a few luxury hotels that want to pamper you and your pet.

Everyone loves to be pampered and your dogs are no different. Today we bring you some unique specials from hotels in Rome to luxury resorts in the Virgin Islands, and a wide selection of luxury properties throughout the US. Check out these fun specials for you and your pet this travel season!

[heading style=”2″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]New Orleans, Louisiana[/heading]

The Windsor Court Hotel warmly welcomes four-legged companions and strives to personalize each pet’s visit the same way they personalize two-legged guests’ stay at the hotel.

The property is happy to extend a plush dog bed, welcome treats, a placemat with food and water bowls and an area walking map for both owner and pet to scope out the city.

The concierge is happy to arrange any pet-sitting, walking or grooming services on guests’ behalf as well. Upon booking, guests are encouraged to provide the concierge with their pet’s name and breed so that they can be appropriately accommodated and welcomed.

  • $150 per stay, up to two pets per room, weighing up to 40 pounds each.

To embrace the growing trend of pets as travel companions, Sheraton New Orleans caters to dogs up to 40 pounds with the Pet Welcome Pack. Not only does the hotel allow dogs to accompany guests in their rooms with no additional fees, but they’ll even provide:

  • a complimentary Sheraton Sweet Sleeper dog bed
  • bowl and mat
  • treat bag with doggie bones
  • waste cleanup bags.

The travel kit for pets also offers doggie suggestions including a list of the nearest parks, doggie daycares, groomers, vets and more. The hotel is also home to a gallery from the late, great George Rodrigue, famous for his Blue Dog series featuring his terrier named Tiffany.

Dog lovers will delight at the hotel’s newest Blue Dog addition, a 100-year-old Steinway piano covered in the legendary dog’s portrait, a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

[heading style=”2″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]Fort Lauderdale, FL[/heading]

The W Fort Lauderdale beachfront resort offers the P.A.W.s program (pets are welcome) in which pets checking-in receive a W dog bed, W dog bowls and a house made treat. The resort’s in-room dining menu also has a section just for pets with items such as grilled chicken, oats and vegetables that can be delivered right to the room.

The property also sells house made dog treats at the W Café so your furry friend can enjoy a treat while you’re grabbing coffee in the morning.

[heading style=”2″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]Cape Coral, Florida[/heading]

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village is the perfect getaway for the entire family, including four-legged family members. The resort’s recently renovated spacious guest rooms feel like home with most featuring full kitchens, washer and dryers, screened-in balconies and more. The waterfront resort welcomes pets up to 45 pounds at no additional fee (unless of course there is damage to the room).

Furry friends will receive the Heavenly Pet Treatment including a Heavenly Dog Bed, floor mat, food and water bowls. The resort offers designated pet areas and even welcomes dogs at the resort’s outdoor dining establishments.

[heading style=”2″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]Las Vegas, NV[/heading]

Looking for personalized service and puppy pampering? Vegas may be your answer. Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas is celebrating National Pet Month with their “Dogs Days of Summer” promotion. Bring your smaller (25 lbs and under) pooches from May 1, 2014 to Trump Hotel, and you’ll receive a complimentary Trump posh puppy collar and a bottle of COOLA®’s all-new organic Pet Sunscreen Spray, which will be released exclusively at The Spa at Trump® Las Vegas in May. Offer is valid through National Dog Day on August 26, 2014.

Pet guests (dogs only) must weigh less than 25 pounds and there is a non-refundable $200 pet cleaning fee.

[heading style=”2″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]New York, New York[/heading]

The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria, the richly appointed 181-room hotel occupying the top 14 floors of the Waldorf Astoria New York, rolls out crisp white linens and china service for pups with the Fido-Friendly package. Furry friends are welcome to enjoy their owners Towers room accommodation (hand selected by the new Towers Suite Specialist) along with receiving:

  • pet amenities (pet bed, chic bowls, etc.)
  • one complimentary pet walking during the stay
  • the famed service of the Towers with a Personal Concierge that can assist with pet needs including grooming, pet shopping, pet spa appointments, etc.

Fido can order from the Canine Culinary room service menu. Catering to dogs with discerning palates, the menu offers doggie delicacies such as German shepherd’s pie (a twist on Grandma’s specialty) and Pekingese’s duck.

[heading style=”2″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]The Virgin Islands.[/heading]

If it’s fun in the sun  you’re looking for after a long winter, look no further than the Virgin Islands. The Westin St. John Resort & Villas is hoping that if you don’t show up with a dog, you’ll leave with one through their exciting new Adopt a Dog program.

The Westin St. John Resort & Villas’ “Fun Team” partners with the St. John Animal Care Center for guests hoping to return to the States with a rescue dog in tow from their trip to the Virgin Islands. Guests will simply speak with the property’s Fun Team in order to learn more about the adoption process and to visit the shelter. In order to adopt a dog, guests will simply be responsible for an adoption fee, a health certificate and the cost of the carrier, all of which are available directly through the shelter. Before their departure, dogs (up to 20 pounds) enjoy the best service at The Westin St. John Resort & Villas and are treated with:

  • a Westin Heavenly Pet Bed
  • a Westin Heavenly Dog Bowl
  • Westin Heavenly Treats
  • Westin Heavenly Dog Toys.

Travelers who are unable to adopt a pet but are still hoping to care for the animals can participate in the Fun Team’s weekly activity by creating handmade toys that are donated to the pets housed at the shelter. Additionally, guests can also sign up to assist with walking dogs at the shelter that are awaiting their departure.

[heading style=”2″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]Rome, Italy[/heading]

The Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria hotel, encourages treating canine companions and taking them along on luxury getaways. The hotel has organized a special program designed to pamper beloved pets.

The Very Important Pet (VIP) service provides its furry guests with special doggy menus that offer a variety of options including tuna, game and a healthy rice, meat and vegetable soup.

For stylish canines, cashmere doggy sweaters, personalized with a pet’s name in rhinestones, can be ordered.

The property’s fifteen acres of lush, Mediterranean parkland are the perfect on-site location for walks. While owners may be touring the Eternal City or dining at La Pergola, dog walking and dog-sitting services are available.

The pet staff can also organize an appointment at La Domus Aventina, a nearby doggy spa, while guests indulge in the Grand Spa. €30 per day, one pet per room

[heading style=”2″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]Puerto Rico[/heading]

Puerto Rico is serving up some gourmet menus for your pet this month. Take your pet along for some pet-friendly dining at these luxury resorts.

[heading style=”2″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico[/heading]

Located at the foot of the rain-forest on a former coconut plantation, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico welcomes pets up to 40 pounds at the resort. The resort, which hosts culinary delights to the likes of Jean-Georges’ Fern restaurant, also provides a pet-friendly menu available from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. boasting prime edibles such as the following:

  • Beef Au Jus Mini Meatballs
  • Angus Burger, White Rice, Raw Egg
  • 4 oz. Grilled Beef Steak
  • Tartar Beef Filet and Poultry Gizzards Emulsion
  • Salmon Scrambled Eggs, White Rice

Additionally, the resort offers an array of amenities such as St. Regis branded doggy bowls, beds and toys. A fee of $200 is charged for guests with pets.

[heading style=”2″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]Vieques Island, Puerto Rico[/heading]

Located just eight miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, The W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island’s PAW Program welcomes dogs with custom experiences arranged through the concierge. Guest can contact the concierge to coordinate a variety of services to the likes of dog-sitting, dog-walking, grooming services, information on local pet stores and even the option of securing a pet-friendly birthday cake.

Pets staying at the resort can also receive a W pet bed, food and water bowls and a special treat at turn-down.

[heading style=”2″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]Airlines[/heading]

EL AL Israel Airlines, Israel’s national airline, caters to four-legged travelers with their Frequent Flyer Pet Program, making them the first airline to ever develop a loyalty program for pets! Available exclusively to members of the Matmid Frequent Flyer program, pets (under 18 pounds) who fly aboard the cabin three times within three years will receive their fourth trip free

So take a few days of vacation and bring your best four-legged friend along to one of these luxury hotels with specialized pet packages!

[heading style=”2″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]Win Your Way to Vacation[/heading]

Stash Hotel Rewards, the nation’s largest points-based rewards program for independent hotels and travelers, will be announcing the “Pack Your Pet” photo contest next Tuesday, April 22nd. The theme of the contest is “Travel is More Fun When You Can Bring Your Best Friend With You.”  The contest will run between May 1-25 via Facebook.

Entrants will have the opportunity to submit a photo of their pet having fun while traveling.  There will be three categories: On the road (or air or sea), at the hotel, and out exploring. The photos with the most votes will become finalists and then a panel of judges will choose three winners (one from each category).

Winners will receive a two night stay at any Pet Friendly Stash Partner hotel.  In addition, Stash will donate $500 to the North Shore Animal League in honor of National Pet Month which runs through May.

For those on a budget, like us, Yahoo has kindly created a new infographic to help you locate the least expensive hotel. Whatever you decide, have a fantastic time!

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