By Bryan Shelmon Best Pet Friendly Luxury Hotels
As a pet owner, you treat your trusted companions as an extension of the family. Unfortunately, it can be a hassle when you have to consider whether or not your pet can travel with you to your luxury vacation or if they will have to stay behind and miss out on an amazing trip. Luckily, there is a wide range of pet-friendly luxury hotels around the world that will let your pet experience high-class service alongside you. We made a selection of the best pet-friendly luxury hotels around the world (some welcome all kinds of pets, you can contact the hotel to discuss your options):
The Peninsula Hotel, New York
The Peninsula Hotel located in New York is one of the premier luxury pet-friendly hotels. This 5-star hotel has various suites for guests, each with their own special perks for pet companions. Upon arrival, all pets are greeted with welcome treats and personalized gift packages. These gifts can be branded with the Peninsula logo or personalized for your pet. All of the suites in The Peninsula are pet-friendly. One pet up to 29kg is allowed in each room, for more or heavier pet´s, additional costs are charged.
South Beach is one of the most popular destinations for luxury vacations in the US. The W South Beach hotel welcomes you with a luxury treatment for you and your pet companion. They established a special PAW>Paw Program, short for: “Pets Are Welcome”. This program begins with fun welcome gifts for your pet upon arrival. Your room will also be perfectly outfitted with luxurious amenities including a bed, water bowl, and a “Pet in Room” sign for your door. The W is known for their Whatever/Whenever Service which can also be used for your pet to get anything they wish at any time during your stay.
The Rome Cavalieri
The Rome Cavalieri is a unique luxury hotel that likely was designed with a luxurious pet experience in mind. Staying at the Rome Cavalieri will allow your pet to be treated just like any other guest, even with access to the different hotel lounges and clubs. You will also discover the VIP Program, short for “Very Important Pet”. This program is a special pet guest service which provides your cat or dog with a unique dining menu and dog walkers to take them out to a private park. Through this program, your dog can take advantage of La Domus Aventina, a luxurious doggy spa.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Los Cabos
A vacation at Los Cabos means a relaxing vacation while your pets get pampered with five-star service. They will be provided with a dog butler to take care of their every need while you enjoy the beach scenery. The dog butler is useful for everything, including walks on the beach, massages, and even “doga” dog yoga classes. Your pet gets to dine from the Canine Delights menus with custom dishes made-to-order from the chef. This hotel even holds special pet birthday celebrations.
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London is all about pets with their St. Pancras Pooch Package. This package includes an arrival gift box and decorates your room with luxurious pet amenities such as a dog bed, bowl, blanket, and more. Booking your stay in the Chambers Suite gives complimentary access to this package. Your pets even get their own lounge to enjoy tea time alongside you. Be sure to take advantage of the dog training expert session to prepare your dog for life in London. The St. Pancras hotel is a partner of ”Styletails” who provides the pet amenities and complimentary VIP membership to their luxury pet stores.
12 Apostles Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
12 Apostles Hotel is a 5-Star hotel well known for its pet-friendly services. The hotel provides almost everything needed for your pet during your stay including pet sitters, beds, blankets and other miscellaneous supplies. The hotel chef can prepare local favorites for your pet such as ostrich burgers and salmon trout. Dogs have access to the Leopard Lounge where you can enjoy views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean together.
Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence, Dubai, UAE
The Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence has serviced apartments that are more than happy to welcome your pet to stay with you. The apartments are available for short or long term stays and accommodate your pet for the entire duration. Up to five pets can stay per room and each room is pre-stocked with pet food and snacks. You have the option to hire a groomer to visit your room for pampering sessions. The concierge can highlight spots around the entire city for you and your pet with information on pet-friendly activities around Dubai.
Le Meurice, Paris
The Le Meurice Hotel in Paris has always been known to welcome pets, dating back throughout its history, they accept dogs and cats of all sizes. In fact, their emblem is of two greyhounds inspired by past guests. This luxury hotel provides pets with an amazing experience. They will be greeted with a luxury pet basket upon arrival with snacks and toys to enjoy. There are also groomers on site and special staff for entertainment or dog walking in the Tuileries Garden. Expect a freshly cooked meal from the menu at the end of the day for all parties.
The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado
While you’re enjoying the ski slopes in Aspen, your pet can lounge at the Little Nell Hotel enjoying the luxurious amenities provided to all pet guests. You are allowed up to two pets per room. Each pet receives gifts including a leash, bowls, and branded name tags. The hotel’s kitchen also provides a full pet menu for dining. Aspen is a popular travel destination that attracts people from around the world all year round, so dogs are given a unique Puppy Jet-Lag Kit to help relax after a long journey.
Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
Time to set them free! The Ashford Castle has plenty of space for your pet to roam the castle grounds. This is truly a unique luxury experience for both you and your pet. The hotel will be prepared for your pet’s arrival offering bedding, towels, bowls, treats, and more. Ashford Castle has a range of pet services such as a dog sitting service filled with games and activities, dog walking, and grooming. Pets are treated like VIP’s at this hotel to make it a truly enjoyable stay for all parties.
La Valencia, San Diego, California
La Valencia, or La V, is an iconic luxury hotel that has always been pet-friendly. Rooms are outfitted with pet amenities and pets are given a special VIP Package including a welcome bag, leash, treats, and much more. You are also given a personal pet shopper to use at Muttropolis, a luxury pet store. We recommend that you sign up for some fun and relaxing activities with your pets including canine yoga, kayaking, and even surf lessons. Every month, La V hosts a “Yappy Hour” for pets to dine alfresco.