If you’re like me (which clearly you are if you’re reading this site #teamluxe), you love to indulge in the finer side of life when you’re on vacation, and a great luxury hotel is part of that. However these days, hotels aren’t catering only to guests of the two footed variety. Many luxury hotels are pampering pets just as much as their owners, with customized amenities that will make you wish you could trade places with them for a day.
Guests of the Ritz-Carlton Central Park and Ritz-Carlton Battery Park are used to experiencing the hotel’s top-notch service, and now their pets can too. Ritz-Carlton’s Pampered Pooch program welcomes four-legged guests under 60 pounds (for a small fee) and introduces them to the high life. Wrought-iron pet beds with bone-shaped pillows, 22-karat gold plated ID tags, home-baked dog treats, walks around the park, aromatherapy and even borrowed Burberry raincoats for dreary weather, are just a few of the perks that come with being a pampered pooch guest.
Mexico is always a good idea, and if you’re a pet staying at Las Ventanas al Paraíso in Cabo, it’s a very good idea. The resort offers special menus and massages to pamper, a portable Pet Cabana for use in suites, or at the pool or beach so dogs can enjoy the outdoors in shady comfort, a “Canine Delights” menu that features special dishes made-to-order by resort chefs. Dedicated “Dog Butlers” take them on daily walks on the beach, treat them to “doga” classes and even organize birthday parties for Fido and invite his furry friends to attend. The best part, owners only have to pay $60 per stay (not per night) for the luxe pet experience.
People aren’t the only ones hitting the VIP scene in Miami. At the Mandarin Oriental Miami, the MO Pets program makes sure furry guests up to 30lbs can enjoy a Five-Star vacation of their own. Amenities include a keepsake golden Mandarin Oriental collar tag so everyone knows there’s a Very Important Pooch in their presence, luxurious pet beds, gourmet room service menu featuring all-natural pet cuisine, pet sitters and grooming service, a workout with a certified dog trainer, a play date with a pet butler and more.
When in Rome,why not treat your dog like royalty? At Rome Cavalieri Hotel, for just $40a day royal pooches will experience service fit for an emperor or empress. They’ll dine on four-course pet meals of fish, game, or vegetable soup, served on golden trays, in Gucci dog bowls. Weather a bit chilly? No worries, order your pet an Odilia Prisco Dog Haute Couture cashmere sweater with their name written in rhinestones to wear as they head to La Domus Aventina, a dog spa, for a green-clay and aloe vera skin-and-hair-revitalizing massage.