Pet Packages For the Holidays
By Sandy Robins
updated 12/10/2010 9:35:54 AM ET
This holiday season, spoil Fido with these pet-centric hotel offerings across the country.
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By Sandy Robins, contributor
If you are undecided about taking a break over the upcoming holiday season, these special pet packages just may entice you to splurge on your furry best friend. Who better to spoil?
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Hotel Palomar, Dallas
To celebrate the appointment of a delightful Labrador retriever puppy named Kora as Director of Pet Relations, Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas is offering the Kora Deal, offering guests a 50 percent discount off the best available room rate until December 31, 2009. With this special pooch deal, rates start at $95.
Pet guests recieve a special welcome package that includes a customized ID tag for their stay, bottled water and treats. Special pet requests can be emailed directly to Kora firstname.lastname@example.org. To book the KORA deal, enter the “KOR” rate code, atwww.hotelpalomar-dallas.com or call 214-520-7969.
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Algonquin Hotel, New York
You don’t have to own a cat to book the Friends of Matilda deal at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. This special package entitles guests to receive 20 percent off the best available rate, for a two-night stay in a classic room at this historic hotel.
There’s a special welcome from Matilda, and pet guests will be well looked after with pet treats, a comfy pet bed and their own dinnerware. Dog walking, grooming, and dog sitting can be arranged at the Concierge desk. Rates until the end of the year start at $311. Special pet requests can also be made directly to Matilda at email@example.com. Book online atwww.Algonquinhotel.com or call 1-888-304-2047.
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Loews Hotels, U.S. and Canada
The Loews Loves Pets program, rolls out the red carpet for four-legged guests this holiday season with its Houndly Holidays Package. Designed for canine and feline family members, the program features a special rate on a one-night stay, an in-room special holiday meal for pets, and a souvenir toy to take home.
The package is available at 17 Loews Hotels throughout the U.S. and Canada until January 10, 2010. The prices are based on double occupancy and start around $134, but varies by date and location.
The festive Houndly Holiday pet menu includes special dishes from Executive Chef Marc Ehrler, such as Dog Nog, Turkey Rolls a la Pug, Spaniel Stuffing, Persian Pumpkin Pie and Lassie Latkes. Reservations can be made online at www.loewshotels.com or by calling 1-800-23-LOEWS.
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Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona has a Holiday Friends and Family package with rates starting at $159 per night. It includes a complimentary holiday shopping voucher worth $50, which can be spent at the Kierland Commons Mall. The package is available for a minimum two-night stay during Nov. 22-29 and Dec. 14-29.
The resort’s Kierland Companion’s Club, treats pet guests to a complimentary pet welcome kit, with an assortment of amenities. Pets will sleep on a Heavenly Dog Bed, the hotel chain’s unique pet bed, made with their signature white-on-white stripe pattern fabric. In addition, there are special ‘do not disturb’ door hangers to ensure that pets get to relax too. Pet sitters are available upon request. Book online at www.kierlandresort.com or call 480-624-1000.
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Xpu-Ha Palace Resort, Mexico
The Xpu-Ha Palace Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, has special pet package that includes all food, beverages and snacks for pet parents (three meals) and their pets (two meals) at an all-inclusive rate of $153 per person per day.
Guests staying longer than three nights will also get a 25 percent discount on golf and spa treatments, and a variety of free tours to explore the Mayan ruins and the area’s beautiful ecology and natural habitats. Pet sitting services are available so that you can go off and have fun without worry.
The resort’s bungalow-style guestrooms are immersed in 37-acres of lush vegetation for pets and their parents to enjoy this wonderful landscape. In addition, the hotel’s Pet Club facilities are open daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., where pets can meet and mingle, exercise and play with one another under trained supervision.
Cats are welcome too — the hotel even provides cat scratchers for every urge. Reservations can be made online at Palaceresorts.com or at 1-800-635-1836.
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Hotel George, Washington D.C.
The My Dog Gets Presidential Treatment Package at Kimpton’s Hotel George in Washington D.C., will indulge your pet with a day at the spa, a special doggie welcome package and a brisk walk around Capitol Hill, while pet parents enjoy a wine hour reception. All other dog walks are complimentary too.
The package starts at $269 per night and is available until the end of the year. To make reservations, go to www.hotelgeorge.com or call 1-800-576-8331, and ask for the package name.
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The Sky Hotel, Aspen
Aspen is a great escape destination, whether the mountains are covered in snow or not. The Sky Hotel’s Dog Stylin’ Summer Package extends until November 24, and offers discounted accommodation at $167 per night for two nights and a variety of pet amenities. The Howlin’ at the Sky Pet package follows from November 25 through until April 2010.
Apart from a discounted room rate starting at $249 per night, there’s a choice of either a day of complimentary doggie day care, or one complimentary dog walk. Dog bed and bowls are included, and pets will be spoiled with gourmet treats. Book online at www.Kimpton.com, or call 1-800-KIMPTON.
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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort , Pa.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa., is offering an Escape with your Pet Package, which includes a two-night stay with a $400 amenity credit that can be used towards spa treatments, or dining and doggie room service with options like braised lamb and sautéed filet steak.
Dogs under 30 pounds are allowed in the guest rooms. Larger dogs will be given free accommodation in a private doggie condo at the on site Wooflands Pet Resort where they are also treated to fun activities such as ice cream socials, cuddle times and movie nights.
Midweek rates for this package start at $1,037 and from $1,127 on weekends and are available until the end of the year. The Wooflands Pet Spa offers furry friends pampering pawdicures, mud treatments, hydrotherapy and feline grooming. Book online at www.nemacolin.com, or call 1-866-344-6957.
Hotel Allegro, Chicago
Chicago’s Hotel Allegro is offering The Pets in the City Package, which includes a “swag bag” with bottled water, snacks and a Kimpton-styled leash to enjoy long sightseeing walks around this beautiful city.
There’s one 20-minute complimentary walk included in the package that can be arranged through the concierge and an option of other services, such as a limousine ride for two people and a pet to visit local spa, as well as in-room pet massage.
Accommodation in a premier king room start at $129 a night. Book online atwww.Kimptonhotels.com, or call 1-800-643-1500.
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W Hotel, Los Angeles
The PAW package (Pets Are Welcome) at the W Hotel in Westwood, Los Angeles and in South Beach, Fla., treats pets to a goody bag with toys, snacks, a W Hotel pet tag, clean-up bags and a welcome letter detailing all the pet services available through the concierge. You can even order a birthday cake or confectionary for a special occasion.
Pet guests are accommodated with a pet bed, dinnerware with a floor mat, a door tag to announce they are in residence, and a special treat at turndown every evening. The Pet Package works best when added on to the Better Tomorrow two-night stay for pet parents, that gives a 50 percent discount on the second night’s accommodation rate, and runs until the end of December 2009.
With this deal, the first night would be $319 and the second night would be $159. The pet package add-on is $25 per night with a $100 non-refundable pet deposit. The special offer reservations number is 1-877-782-0104.
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Mayfair Hotel and Spa, Florida
Your pet will enjoy soaking up some sunshine and basking in the south Florida lifestyle at the Mayfair Hotel and Spa in Coconut Grove. Pets up to 50 pounds are welcome, and up to three pets can register per room.
The concierge can arrange pet sitting and dog walking services, and the executive chef offers mouthwatering dishes for all. In addition, there are doggie treats on demand at the front desk, and plenty of poop bags at the concierge desk. Rates start at $149 per night, with a $25 one-time cleaning fee.
This hotel has a reputation for its fabulous Bark Bar and Grill menu. Choose from mouthwatering items such as low-calorie (267 cal.), oven-baked Mutt Loaf, made from shredded chicken, cream, oatmeal and diced carrots, and the Shi Tzu Sushi, made with cooked salmon, brown rice peas and carrots traditionally rolled and cut for easy bite size enjoyment (330 cal.) Doggie friends will love being invited over to dine in. Call 1-800-433-4555 or book online atwww.mayfairhotelandspa.com.
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Cavalieri Hotel, Rome
If you want to splurge and treat your pooch over Christmas, your dog can expect to have its meals served in red Gucci bowls on a golden tray and enjoy trotting around the 15-acres of park-like grounds at the Cavalieri Hotel in Rome.
The hotel has a luxury spa for pet parents, and can arrange for your pooch to be pampered at the La Domus Aventina, a nearby doggy spa, for shampooing, massage, skin treatments and stylish comb-out.
The hotel has a special Christmas package from Dec. 22, 2009 to Jan. 7, 2010 that includes breakfast starting at approx. $315 for a single garden-view room. During the Christmas and New Year week there is a bevy of complimentary activities and offerings including chocolate making classes and visits from Santa Claus.
You can further spoil your pooch with a hand-made, designer cashmere sweater with your pet’s name in rhinestones, made by Odilia Prisco Dog Haute Couture Atelier. (They take up to two weeks for delivery so place your order in advance if you want it for Christmas day.) Book online at www.romecavalieri.com.
Updated: 12:02 p.m. ET Nov. 6, 2009
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