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San Ysidro RanchSan Ysidro Ranch's Privileged Pets

One of California's oldest and longtime premiere luxury destinations, it may not be commonly known that one of the main attractions for San Ysidro Ranch as a lavish hideaway is its historical tradition in welcoming the family pet. Stemming back as far as former owner Alvin Weingand's famed family of dachshunds in the mid 1930s, pets have often been frequent guests at the Ranch. At a rate of $100 per pet per stay, one's four-legged friends are welcome to enjoy the beauty and natural wonders of the lush gardens and 17 miles of hiking trails that the Ranch provides.

From the moment guests arrive on property with their pet, a heartwarming welcome is felt, as at registration, your pet may sign in alongside with you in the Privileged Pets registration book, and receive a treat from the cookie jar on the front counter. San Ysidro's organic treats are homemade - created by the Ranch's pastry chef. Upon entering your free-standing cottage accommodation, your beloved pet will discover his San Ysidro Ranch bedding, as well as his own custom amenity that includes food and water dishes with water, doggy treats and a Bow Wow Beanies toy. Amenities also offered include a San Ysidro Ranch in-room pet massage: booked by the half hour, the treatment helps with blood circulation, aches and pains that your dog may endure after a long day of running and playing in the gardens.


Kimpton Hotels

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Maverick, Director of Pet Relations
at Hotel Monaco, San Francisco

 

At all 42 Kimpton Hotels throughout the U.S. and Canada, not only do they welcome dogs, cats and other furry friends, but there are no size restrictions or charges for bringing four-legged patrons along. Upon arrival, all pets and their owners receive the lowdown on the hotel's nearby walking parks, dog sitting, walking and grooming services, doggie treat bakeries and dog-friendly restaurants as well as any dog and cat spa services that might be available. And, taking pet friendliness to the next level, Hotel Monaco's located in Denver, Chicago and New Orleans, as well as Silicon Valley's Cypress Hotel have "hired" 4-legged Directors of Pet Relations who perform a variety of duties, from greeting guests to making appearances at animal-oriented fundraisers. Most of Kimpton's hotels have adopted local shelters as "favorite causes" and have pledged significant donations through their hotels. Other pet pampering services and amenities offered at Kimpton hotels include:

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Ginger, Director of Pet Relations
at Muse Hotel, New York
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Hercules, Director of Pet Relations
at Hotel Monaco, Denver
  • In room pet spa treatments - At some hotels, guests and pets can indulge in a "Hers and Furs Pet-icure" or side by side massages for the ultimate bonding experience.
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    Bosco, Director of Pet Relations
    at The FireSky Resort & Spa, AZ
    Personalized pet room service - Pups receive a doggy bag filled with organic doggy treats prepared by the hotel's resident chef, a doggy bowl, a variety of pet toys and doggy bed for the pooch who wants his sleeping space. Cats can indulge in the finicky feline pampering kit, which comes with a scratching post, fleece blanket and lunch box of gourmet kitty treats.
  • Doggy wine hour - At some hotels, a "Pet Psychic" visits once monthly during wine hour, where guests are invited to enjoy complimentary vino while their pets receive a reading.
  • Canine Concierge - At many hotels, Canine Ambassadors helm the concierge desk, offering suggestions for pet friendly shopping and restaurants, pet sitting and walking and grooming services. The Muse New York has its own star, former doggy model and 3 pound Pomeranian, Canine Concierge Ginger, who works alongside owner Concierge Lauren Myerson


Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Sophisticated, well mannered dogs will find Four Seasons Hotel Boston a happy haven for their visit to one of the most popular dog-friendly cities in the country. Amenities offered include a luxurious dog bed with Four Seasons logo, dog bowl with Evian water, gourmet dog biscuits made by the Executive Pastry Chef, a Bellman and Valet Team that will take pets for walks (nominal fee) through the Boston Public Garden, and a professional dog sitting company, "Bow-wow Barrister," offering pet-sitting services on-site for your convenience.


Raffles L'Ermitage

Daisy Enjoying Her Stay at Raffels L'ermitage
Princess Daisy Royal, enjoying a selection from the Pet Companion Private Dining Menu at Raffles L'Ermitage

The Hollywood star treatment is what your pet will receive at this posh hotel located in a residential area of Beverly Hills. In addition to plenty of greenery and pet walking areas, features your loved one will enjoy include comfy beds, biscuits, treats and toys, including a "Catrageous" basket of stuffed toys, catnip treats, a personalized travel cat dish, and a Fancy Cat Booklet. Or a "Woof and Ready" basket featuring a personalized travel dog dish, a personalized dog leash, a dog toy, dog bones, a Frisbee, stuffed toy, and a Fancy Dog Booklet. You can treat your pet to Pâté de Foie Gras with Micro Farmed Chicken Eggs or Osetra Caviar with Hard Poached Eggs. All come with a pretty spiffy price tag, but it's nothing but the best for our furry ones. For a full day of care and beauty outside the hotel, arrangements can be made at the local pet day care /pet spa, The Club, where a L'Ermitage driver will drop off and pick up your pet same day.


Las Ventanas al Paraiso 

Las Ventanas al Paraiso is not only one of our top-notch favorite - and certainly one of the most fabulous - resorts we recommend to discerning clients, but popular among the super-pampered pooch set too. Welcoming dogs and cats under 40 lbs., every pet who has it all will feel right at home at Las Ventanas al Paraiso. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts' all-suite resort in Los Cabos provides special menus and massages to pamper furry friends who are vacationing in the lap of luxury. A portable "Pet Cabana" - possibly the only one of its kind, as it was designed especially for the resort, is available for guests to use whether in their own suite, or at the pool or beach so their pet can enjoy the outdoors in shady comfort.

A new "Feline Delights" menu for the well-fed cat pleases even the most finicky palate with selections that include "The Claw Cleaner" (albacore tuna, chopped egg and sour cream), "Kitty Captain's Plate" (scrambled eggs and poached salmon), or "Tomcat's Favorite" (a selection of seafood). Dogs have their own "Canine Delights" menu, featuring everything from "The Rin Tin Tin" (shredded braised beef and steamed rice), to "Doggie Delights" (a selection of doggy chewies, rawhides and jerky). For pets who require a special diet or who simply crave a particular food, the chef will prepare made-to-order dishes. All pet cuisine is served on appropriate petware: metallic bowls with faux gem stones, bone-shaped placemats for dogs and kitty-design placemats for cats.

Pet pampering even includes special treatments offered by the world-class Spa at Las Ventanas. Cats and dogs can enjoy a stress-reducing neck massage -- a treatment that's made to order for pet jetlag. The resort staff will also walk pets, either along the fine-sand beach or in the flowering desert countryside, at the times each day that the guest specifies. Pet menu items are served from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The resort accommodates pets for $50 per stay (not per night), per pet.


Hyatt's Pawsport In Room DiningHyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Spa 

Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Spa, just 10-minutes away from Carmel, CA., one of the most dog-friendly cities in the USA. There are even boutiques in Carmel, exclusively for dogs! Hyatt Regency Monterey is noted for being very dog-friendly with a portion of guest rooms on the property welcomed for pets, along with a large grassy run outdoors for play-time and bathroom breaks. There's even an outdoor seating area at the restaurant, where dogs are allowed to join their owners for meals or drinks. With a one-time $75 pet fee, some great amenities are included such as a chew toy and a plush squeaky toy, an edible treat, dog-duty bags, and a walking map of the area. The hotel concierge can assist pet owners with finding pet-friendly trails, parks, beaches, and restaurants in the area.

 

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Do you frequent Los Angeles? Take your pet and earn rewards. Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City unleashed a Hyatt Gold Pawsport Frequent Pet Stay Program for you and your pet. Not only will you earn bonus points but Doggie Certificates too! Here's how it works. Hyatt Gold Passport members accompanied by their pet receive a welcome kit, and a Hyatt Gold Pawsport that includes the dog's name, birthday, owner information, Hyatt Gold Passport number and Pawsport stamp boxes to track visits. Hyatt Gold Passport members earn 500 points with each qualifying stay, while pampered pooches enjoy special canine amenities that include: a classic, plush- round 28" doggie bed and stainless steel double serving bowl in room upon arrival; a home-made, all-natural welcome treat; specially designed in room haute-dog menu; and an annual birthday card.

Corkey Enjoying his Hyatt stay
Corkey at the
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Upon completion of your dog's fifth stay, program members receive a $50 gift certificate to LA Dogworks Hollywood Resort - the exclusive dog mecca located in the heart of Hollywood and a special bonus of 1,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points. Upon completion of the dog's 15th stay, Diamond status is awarded and program members receive a $100 gift certificate to LA Dogworks Hollywood Resort; a welcome doggy gift; a unique treat specially prepared by Executive Chef, Manfred Lassahn or activity toy; a personalized Diamond tier Hyatt Gold Pawsport identification carrier tag; and a special bonus of 2,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points.

Well that's a lot of bone to chew, so just know that since L.A. is a huge community for dog lovers, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza wants to keep our best friends pampered, comfy and much rewarded for loyalty stays. Perfect for rest and play, the hotel's backyard grounds include grassy gardens and a designated "barking lot" complete with disposal bags and trash bin. The hotel's Executive Chef has created an in-room doggie menu guaranteed to make even the most well-trained dog sit up and beg. Each tail-wagging item is prepared to order and will be served only when entrees and treats are cooled at a temperature safe for doggie's palettes (pet owner's should plan on 60 minutes delivery time). Menu items are made with all-natural ingredients and include "Bark-fest" Grrrrrrr-nola and Bower's Bacon Pancakes; "Yappi-tizers" Buddy Burger and K-9 Green Bean Casserole; and "Tail-Waggin" Treats Barkin' Biscotti; Snicker-Poodles; Chef's Biscuit and Cold Nose Bark Bar.


Keswick Hall

In picturesque Charlottesville, Virginia, where Thomas Jefferson country meets the Blue Ridge Mountains, Keswick Hall, a member of the Orient Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises collection, considers your pet a member of the family and ensures their stay is as enjoyable and comfortable as their owners.

Special Pampered Pooch amenities include an allocation of 'pet friendly' guest rooms; a tasty welcome treat on arrival; bowls for food and water and plush, comfortable beds for sleeping and lazing about. Gourmet meals can be prepared by the hotel Chef for additional fees with menu items such as Filet Mignon of Western Beef, Pan Gravy, Roasted Potatoes and Carrots or Mom's Meat Loaf with Classic Espagnole Sauce, Whipped Potatoes and Grilled Mushrooms. Pooch Sitting can also be arranged. Keswick Hall accepts pet under 75lbs.

 

The Inn at Perry Cabin 

Guests Enjoy the Yard at the Inn at Perry Cabin
Executive Chef Mark Salter
with some very happy doggies
who enjoy his fabulous cooking

Located in the Victorian resort town of St. Michaels, on the Eastern shore of Maryland, lies The Inn at Perry Cabin, part of the Orient Express Hotels collection. A luxurious manor house set on 25 waterfront acres, it's a great destination for "man's best friend." The Inn loves pets and our furry friends receive a "welcome gift bag" that includes a toy from Flying Fred's Pet Boutique of St. Michaels. Their pet program also includes Doggie treats, Doggie "pick-up bags", Dog walking service and Pet-setting (both for a fee) and a Pet in residence door tag. Hotel Chef Mark Salter's Canine Guest Menu presents delectable treats such as:

  • Osso Bucco with Seasonal Vegetables
  • Lamb Stew - succulent casserole of boneless lamb shank with steamed carrots and English peas
  • Beef and Barley - braised local beef with pearl barley, bone marrow, and homemade doggie biscuits
  • Chicken and Rice - corn fed boneless chicken breast with fresh chopped spinach and pilaf rice
  • Beef Burger - tender ground local Angus burger on a blended rice cake with veal broth

Each Main Course is Available as:

  • 8oz: $16.00
  • 12oz: $18.00
  • 16oz: $20.00

All these delicious entrees are served with a side portion of Purina Dog Chow or Purina Small Bites.


Soho Grand & Tribeca Grand 

Soho Grand & Tribeca Grand - since both New York hotels are owned and operated by Hartz Mountain Industries, a renowned leader in pet care products, they have a lot of experience in knowing what pets love. Amenities include dog beds, toys, and full body pillows for your pet as well as their own toothbrush and toothpaste. Soho Grand's pet guests can even play around in the hotel's back yard lounge. Concierge services can arrange a pet walker, pet sitter or a day a luxury pet spa. If you left your pet at home, the hotel will provide you with a goldfish which you can even take with you when you check out.

Serving Bowls at the Park Hyatt Milan
Park Hyatt Milano 

In fashion fabulous Milan, Italy, the Park Hyatt Milano wants your dog to be runway chic. With their V.I.D. (Very Important Dog) program, not only will he receive all the comforts of a luxury hotel stay, including a comfortable and welcoming dog's bed, designer food and water bowls, fresh mineral water and cuisine catering to the dog's health and taste buds from Bayer Pet Nutrition, but also a sensational collar designed by Paul Smith, for fashion walks in the parks and streets of Milano! Is that a dog's life or what!


Loews Hotels 

Loews Hotels Doggie SurferLoews Hotels wants to teach your dog a few new tricks. Now the beloved family pet can not only tag along on vacation but be an integral and amusing part of it!

Su'ruff Camp - At San Diego, California's Loews Coronado Bay Resort, dogs don board shorts for surfing lessons with Coronado Surfing Academy at Coronado's Dog Beach. Starting at $389, the one-night package also includes deluxe accommodations and a surf ‘n' turf doggie supper, a perfect mix of beef tenderloin and salmon. Surf dogs can also choose between doggie board shorts (smaller dogs) or a surfer bandana (larger dogs) from Lucky Dog, San Diego's premier dog boutique.

The Hound of Music - Where better than Music City for canines to cut their first CD? At Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville, dogs head into the studio with a voice coach for a professional recording session where they'll howl along with a musician or bark to their favorite karaoke beat. Priced at $1,599 a night, the package offers dogs the ultimate star treatment with accommodations in one of Loews Vanderbilt's plush, pet-friendly suites. Package highlights include a pet room service voucher, a grooming session and massage, a limo ride to the studio and a personalized CD case.

Loews Hotels Doggie SurferOutward Hound - Even the prissiest of pooches can learn to feel comfortable in the great outdoors with the "Outward Hound" package at the Loews Denver Hotel, featuring a two hour on-and-off leash guided hike with a personal trainer, fresh baked healthy dog treats, limo pick-up and drop-off, and a personalized web photo gallery documenting the dog's adventure. The package starts at $180 per night and also includes luxury accommodations, owner's choice of collapsible pet travel dishes, an H20 Frisbee or a travel food bag and water carrier; a map of pet-friendly destinations; continental breakfast for two, valet parking and complimentary transportation within a six-mile radius. The hotel also offers Doggie Day Care, group playtimes, supervised swim time and Reiki sessions for pampered pets.

Since the introduction of the "Loews Loves Pets" program, many VIPs (Very Important Pets) have made Loews Hotels their home away from home, enjoying the special treatment and privileges that are offered at all of the chain's properties in the U.S. and Canada. As part of the Loews Loves Pets program, each visiting VIP can travel in first-class comfort with gourmet room service, specialized bedding, a pet amenity and guest services designed to make pets and their owners feel right at home.