Purr-furred Pet Friendly Travel
Preferred Hotel Group Pampers Pets
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Media Alert - July 21, 2008
Pet bathrobes, menus featuring delicacies such as kitty Cat-viar and Mutt Meatballs and 24 hour pet concierge services including walking, in-room grooming and pet excursions, are all on offer to guests with four legged friends from Preferred Hotel Group.
With the growing trend to travel in luxury with furry family members at our side, Preferred Hotel Group is delighted to showcase an array of pet-friendly services and packages across its more than 600 luxury hotels and resorts worldwide.
Here are just a few pet-friendly Preferred Hotel Group members and the services they offer:
The Colonnade Hotel, Boston, MA
The Colonnade Hotel, a member of Summit Hotels & ResortsT, is proud to boast the highest rating given by Pets Welcome - 5 Paws. On a complimentary basis, guests are availed the use of fluffy pet beds and food bowls, as well as a selection of three brands of dry dog and cat food such as Purina One, Science Diet and Eukanuba. Forgot your leash at home? Not a problem, the hotel has one. For a small fee, the concierge will engage one of the staff to take fido for a walk. They will also happily assist guests in arranging for veterinarian services, pet sitting services, dog grooming and spa services during your stay. As a small favor The Colonnade would be extremely grateful if guests sign their "Pet Registry" at the Front Desk to ensure special benefits and offers for future visits.
The Lodge at Pebble Beach, CA
Set against a backdrop of blossoming gardens, ocean-side fairways and magical sunsets over Carmel Bay, guests can retreat to The Lodge at Pebble Beach for a little tranquillity with their favourite friend. At the touch of a button guests can take advantage of pet concierge and pampering services; request beach toys and treats, pet concierge information on locations of nearby veterinarians, sitters, and pet friendly places on the Monterey Peninsula, or, finally, for nightly turndown and cleaning services. A member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, The Lodge is renowned for its fresh fish and seafood, and now its exclusive Puppy Menu - Chompin' Nuggets served à la carte in a Pebble Beach souvenir bowl.
Hotel Monteleone New Orleans, LA
Set in the Historic French Quarter, this Summit Hotels & Resorts member is proud to announce that it is has gone to the cats and dogs! Now a pet-friendly hotel complete with a four-legged guest amenity upon check-in that includes a mat with water and food bowls and a bag of treats. For the human traveler, the hotel also provides a special pet-friendly brochure that highlights area attractions, such as restaurants and parks, where dogs are welcome. Upon arrival, guests must sign a pet application that outlines specific rules and fees including a $100 non-refundable cleaning fee and a $25 per night "pet rate." There are no restrictions on which rooms must be used, so suites are available to guests with pets.
The Sherry-Netherland, New York City, NY
A trip to the Big Apple is never the same without a stroll through Central Park, a trip to Times Square and boutique shopping on Fifth Avenue. The Sherry-Netherland, a member of Preferred BoutiqueT, is the perfect place to stay. Located on Fifth Avenue with elegantly furnished suites and apartments, guests can stay in style - with their pets. The Sherry-Netherland now has a fantastic weekend pet package for guests and their favourite friends. Fido's Lap of Luxury, starting from $429, includes a two night stay in a deluxe double room, luxury bedding, treats, sitters, and a DVD of 101 Dalmatians for entertainment.
The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham, MI
Finding accommodations, food and the proper care for the pet can be difficult while traveling. However, The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan treats dogs the same way it treats the travelers who frequent the hotel: as part of the family. Upon arrival, dogs are greeted with a toy, gourmet treats and silver dishes as well as a large plush dog bed to relax in. The hotel's professional concierge staff can provide special services and amenities to ensure dogs have a first-rate hotel experience. For additional pooch pampering, special clothing, vet or grooming appointments, doggie day camp or other amenities can easily be arranged for a small service fee.
Willows Lodge, Woodinville, WA
A more pet friendly lodge one will not find than the Willows Lodge, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. All guests are welcomed by Ruthie, the hotel's resident Bassett / Rottweiler mix and official "greeter." From the Lodge's WVIP (Willows Very Important Pet Program), to their bi-annual "Dine with Your Dog" dinners in July and August, the attention paid to four legged friends are sure to please even the pickiest pooch.
Notes to Editors
Pet services and packages vary according to hotel. Fees applicable and can be provided on request
About Preferred Hotel Group™
Celebrating 40 years of excellence, Preferred Hotel Group is proud to be a global leader in the hospitality industry, delivering high-performance sales, marketing and technology solutions to more than 600 independent hotels and resorts in over 65 countries. Its family of brands represents a collection of the finest hotels in the world and include: Preferred Hotels® & Resorts (www.PreferredHotels.com), Preferred Boutique™ (www.PreferredBoutique.com), Summit Hotels & Resorts™ (www.SummitHotels.com), Sterling Hotels™ (www.SterlingHotels.com) and Historic Hotels of America™ (www.HistoricHotels.org). For more information please visit www.PreferredHotelGroup.com.
In Fall 2007, the company entered the luxury real estate market with the launch of Preferred ResidencesT - a membership and exchange program for luxury shared ownership resorts that provide an exceptional level of service and amenities. Properties are held to exacting standards derived from the same Preferred Global Standards of Excellence™ on which the company has built its 40-year heritage in the hospitality industry. For more information please visit www.PreferredResidences.com.
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