Where to stay on your next canine friendly vacay
By Si Si Penaloza
Hotels across the country are rolling out the red carpet for National Dog Day this August 26th by making their four-legged guests feel celebrated and adored. It’s easy when Pepper arrives with his freshly coiffed doodle curls. While they cater to VIPs (very important pooches) all year long with custom programs and dog-friendly capabilities, each of the hotels’ teams is going above and beyond to make dogs and their parents enjoy the best possible stay.
Hotel 48LEX, Midtown Manhattan, New York
Hotel 48LEX New York
Hotel 48LEX encourages guests to paws and relax with pet-friendly amenities like an organic dog mat, pet bowl with bottled water service and a branded dog tag. For National Dog Day, Hotel 48LEX will also waive their $50 nightly pet fee from August 21st-27th and offer canine guests an NYC-themed plush toy of their choice on August 26th. We can only imagine how our pups will sniff out their favorite!
With a variety of stylish perks for a loyal following of discerning guests, each of the 116 guestrooms at the luxury, residential-style Hotel 48LEX is designed like a pied-a-terre. This allows guests that priceless feeling of experiencing a private piece of Manhattan in their own sleekly-designed apartment – a pet-friendly one to boot!
Hotel 48LEX New York
Hotel 48LEX New York is a AAA Four Diamond hotel featuring spacious bedrooms and suites, each designed to resemble an upscale Manhattan apartment with chic touches such as marble bathrooms, contemporary art décor, kitchenettes stocked with local snacks and beverages, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Lexington Avenue.The Lounge stands in for a typical “lobby,” with daily breakfast and snacks available throughout the day at the communal table, comfortable furniture for guests to relax, wine and cheese selections every evening, and a library of Assouline coffee table books.
Located in Midtown East in Manhattan within walking distance of many iconic New York City destinations, Hotel 48LEX offers complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, access to a 24-hour fitness studio (to burn off all that buttery brioche) and four Executive Boardrooms perfect for special events and meetings. Lexington Brass, a New American bistro on-property, offers creative twists on classics.
Pan Pacific Seattle
Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
A chic, contemporary sanctuary nestled in the Emerald City’s cultural epicenter, Pan Pacific Seattle is a tasteful beacon of the Pacific Northwest’s take on modern hospitality. With a complimentary dog walk, plush bed, custom-size doggy dining table and a map of dog-friendly Seattle hot spots – this place is a haven for man’s best friend. In celebration of the national dog lover’s holiday, the hotel is waiving their $50 pet fee for the week, starting August 21st. Mojo will think he’s landed on a conveyor belt of treats as the Pan Pacific will be hosting house-made dog biscuits in their lobby all day on August 26th.
Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
Situated in the heart of Seattle’s thriving South Lake Union hood, Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle features 153 swish guest rooms with 22 more sophisticated suites. Many rooms look out onto the iconic Space Needle. Pan Pacific offers a full array of technology support for business and leisure travelers, with sustainable practices throughout the hotel and social responsibility programs serving the community as part of its acclaimed PanEarth Program.
Located across from Grant Park and celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, Hilton Chicago has launched a new “Fur Mama” dog-friendly package to live an extravagant mommy-and-me weekend. Available starting at the end of August, the package will include a “Fur Mama” T-shirt and pet pampering including turndown treat amenity, Bone Appetite Doggy Bag picnic in Grant Park featuring dog-friendly foods and treats, and Paws for Thought concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques.
A magnificent location overlooking Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus, the Hilton Chicago boasts 234,000 sq. ft. of event space. Many a cool conference has kicked off here. There are also 12 specialty suite options, worth the splurge when entertaining. The hotel offers easy access to the South Loop, combined with warm service and a full menu of amenities.
The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia
What better place to explore and rejuvenate with man’s best friend than pet-friendly Philadelphia? In celebration of National Dog Day, owners can spoil their four-legged friends with a retreat at The Rittenhouse – one of the city’s most popular classic hotels. With a waived pet fee ($150 value) from August 21st-August 27th and complimentary canine amenities, including a customized pet bowl and pillowy bed – doggo can revel in Philly’s abundance of parks and outdoor dining, steps away from the hotel. After a sprint and catch session in Rittenhouse Square Park, guest and neighborhood dogs alike can stop by the hotel on August 26th to enjoy complimentary treats from the bell staff, handmade by The Rittenhouse’s in-house pastry team.
Located at 210 West Rittenhouse Square, this distinguished landmark hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and considered Philadelphia’s most desired address. Opened in 1989, The Rittenhouse anchors Philadelphia’s famed Rittenhouse Square, within walking distance to the heart of the business district and main shopping corridor. Additionally, the hotel affords easy access to the Philadelphia Convention Center and all of the City’s numerous arts, cultural, dining and entertainment venues.
Lido Beach Resort, Florida
Lido Beach Resort
Kick back and celebrate your four legged friend at Lido Beach Resort this National Dog Day. This pet-friendly resort features 223 newly-renovated rooms and suites with the option of having a Gulf or bay view, creating a breezy dog-cation setting for pups looking to soak up the sun or enjoy the ocean. Located beachfront on the barrier island of Lido Key off the Gulf coast of Sarasota and just a quick stroll away from Ted Sperling Park, furry ones can walk on with a variety of waterfront nature paths, and make new friends along the way. Afterwards, gaze at the uninterrupted ocean views and flying birds from your own private balcony, soaking in the gulf coast sunsets.