After the release received in the hotelier office yesterday about the Puppy Waggers employed by owner Giovanni Valentini to Greet guests of the hotel he manages we ask what things can Boutique hotels do to Cater for mans best friend.
Our first hotel, The Milestone Hotel London This hotel goes the extra mile for guests and their pooches. Staff will learn the dog’s name, offer a menu that includes steak and sausages, a turn-down service and a customised hamper on arrival filled with treats and toys. The hotel also provides collar tags with the hotel’s address.
The Summer Lodge Evershot Dorset Summer Lodge provides crocheted pillows to hang on the door which read ‘doggy in room’ if a unattended dog is present, instead of the typical ‘do not disturb’ signs. When guests make a booking, the hotel enquires as to what type of walks guests are interested in and tailor a programme to suit their dog. Butlers have also been known to present canine companions with a plate of specially prepared sausages.
The Crown & Castle, Suffolk The Crown and Castle in Suffolk is nestled in the peaceful village of Orford. Treats for four-legged friends include dog towels and blankets, a selection of edible treats and pooches are allowed to roam anywhere in the hotel’s vicinity, with the exception of the restaurant for Health and hygiene reasons clearly.
The Grosvenor Arms, Shaftesbury, Dorset The Grosvenor Arms in Dorset is set in country, perfect for long walks with furry friends. Dogs are welcome in the funky bar and restaurant and small dogs are best suited for the pub’s bedrooms. Guests can enjoy wood-fired pizzas while dogs can dine on a specially-tailored doggy menu.
While Finally the House of Hugo, Brighton takes the prize for The ultimate doggy hotel offers all canine guests the same treatment to that of a luxury boutique hotel. Not only is dog day care, dog walking and grooming on offer, but there is also a selection of spa treatments, a roll-down service and equafleece pyjamas. Hydrotherapy session are available for those dogs with special conditions and Reiki, Aromatherapy and Homeopathy are also on offer as well as a selection of behavioural classes.