A quarter of the world’s population has a pet and more than half travel with their pets, even at higher costs. Thanks to an increasing number of luxurious pet-friendly hotels around the world, vacationing with your cat or dog has become a bit easier.
While lots of hotels will allow you to bring a pet and have made it more convenient for travelers to bring their four-legged friends along simply by instituting pet-friendly policies, others do much more than tolerate the animal in your life: they do everything they can to make your stay with a pet special.
These luxury properties are going above and beyond to not only welcome canine clients, but to pamper them with over-the-top treats, services, and amenities. From grooming sessions with top stylists to gourmet in-room dining menus and designer outfits on arrival, your dog will enjoy it to the fullest on the next family getaway at these dog-friendly hotels.
Wondering what the best ones look like? In the previous article, we showed you the first five hotels and this time enjoy the rest of the list!
This place combines exceptional comfort with unique hospitality. Both dogs and cats are welcome at Le Bristol, where amenities include a handcrafted bed and matching embroidered mat to ensure your best friend, be it cat or dog, enjoys a memorable stay. Everything comes customized with your pet’s name, including the gourmet monogrammed cookies that also bear the hotel’s crest. Grilled steak and roasted baby vegetables are on offer from the in-room dining menu, which is paired with chilled Evian served in a silver bowl.
Since opening in 1891, Reid’s Palace on the Portuguese island of Madeira has welcomed a who’s who of notable guests, including George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill, and your pup will receive a similar VIP treatment during your stay. Puppy Palace is the resort’s retreat designed as a safe haven for pets, where every indulgence has been carefully considered—including a luxury wash and fluff-dry service, calming full-body grooming, physiotherapy to calm both body and mind, and even personal-training sessions. The canine menu features gourmet beef stew, hearty meatballs, salmon rolls, or boiled rice with veggies.
If you like both dogs and fashion, the Chatwal’s pet wardrobe supervisor will curate a personalized closet for your VIPet. They will transport you into a world of timeless elegance. Accessory options include a faux-fur pet jacket, booties, bowtie, or a neck bandana, plus a VIPet tag. After modeling in the streets of Manhattan, pets can dine treats from the doggie menu, then curl up in a luxurious bed with an NYC yellow-cab plush toy. This is a city pet lover’s paradise both you and your furry friend may never want to leave.
Pets can soak up some culture in the Eternal City at the Rome Cavalieri. The hotel offers special pet dining menus with a variety of healthy options. Guests can also purchase a personalized cashmere jumper with their pet’s name printed in rhinestones and treat them to a day out at a nearby pet spa. Services include a welcome pack full of treats as well as a deluxe dog bed. The hotel also offers an in-room dog menu. Owners can also request leashes and first aid kits for their pets if needed. Grooming, sitting, and walking services are also available.
At Pier One Sydney Harbour, pets are welcome everywhere in the hotel, including the bar and restaurant. In the rooms, pets will receive a trampoline bed as well as a mini bar with a selection of Dogue spa products and treats. The in-room doggy dining menu offers gourmet cuisine, including a sea trout fillet with broccolini, chicken thighs with carrots, and ground short ribs sautéed with farm vegetables. Dog Butlers cater to pets and take them on daily walks, give them massages, lead them in dog yoga classes, and organize birthday parties.
Author: Marina Stancevic