around the world with the pet set

May 6th, 2008

Taking a family vacation these days often includes taking the family pet who is, after all, much too important to be left behind. Luxury hotels are taking notice with extensive pet programs dedicated to pampering four-legged loved ones just as they do any other guest.

The Cottages at the Boat Basin, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts (

Nantucket vacation travelers, who don’t want to leave home without Fido or Fluffy, will find a warm welcome for them in the Woof Cottages, which are part of The Cottages at the Boat Basin. The newly-refurbished pet-friendly cottages feature dedicated one – and two-bedroom accommodations with stunning views of the sea and unique amenities for both dogs and cats.

Special pet amenities:
Draper Canine beds, a new high-tech bed featuring Holofiber material (clinically proven to help relax the capillary bed, which offers relief from soreness, stiffness, and swelling, increases energy, and accelerates muscle recovery after exertion.
Welcome basket of pet treats and play toys
Complimentary bandana
Food and water bowls, litter box and litter
Dog walking services
List of pet-friendly attractions on Nantucket
Directory of veterinary clinics and pet supply stores

Fun pet pick: A Woof Cottage was rented one summer for Ben and Jerry (two cats) for eight weeks while their owners stayed at White Elephant, the sister hotel to The Cottages at the Boat Basin.

Inn on the Alameda, Santa Fe, New Mexico (

For the pet and owner who want to enjoy the scenery and the scene, Inn on the Alameda welcomes pets less than 30 pounds.

Special pet amenities:
Welcome bag filled with a toy ball, “poop bag,” and Bone-itos Pet Treats
Current issue of Fido Friendly Magazine
Walking map
Special in-room food bowl

Hotel Villa Magna, a Park Hyatt, Madrid, Spain (

Spanish canines and felines can siesta in the lap of luxury at Hotel Villa Magna, a Park Hyatt.
Special pet amenities:

Special pooch crib with plush cushion
In-room food and water pools
Customized food to suit pet’s (and owner’s) preferences

Park Hyatt Washington (

Park Hyatt Washington‘s VID (Very Important Dog) Program includes:
Brand-new bed and toy, which they are welcome to take home
Bottled Voss water, served in a chic, stainless steel bowl

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