August 27, 2020
Love hotel staycations but hate leaving Fido behind? For International Dog Day (26 August), we've rounded up some of the world's most luxurious dog-friendly hotels to bring your muttropolitan best friend along with for some much-needed pampering. Don't forget to pack the doggie bed and pupcorn!
Enjoy unrivalled views of New York’s iconic green lung from the comfort of your own private abode, and upgrade to a Park Suite at this chic contempo bunker with serious eco cred – evidenced in the use of reclaimed woods and organic cottons, to farm-fresh produce on the plate. A rare style-for-dollar stay in Midtown.
Pup policy: welcome amenity for each pup, essentials like bed and food available upon request; must be kept on a leash in the hotel’s public spaces and attended to at all times
1 Hotel Central Park, 1414 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, +1 212 703 2001
Former public library turned mod design doll, given the quirk-Dutch touch by Marcel Wanders. Crisp, simple bright-white suites, seasonal farm-to-tabler Bluespoon, crafty cocktail lounge, petite spa and gym, library, Alice-in-Wonderland garden and primo canal posi.
Pup policy: EUR45 per pet of any size, includes luxe pampering amenities such as designer bed, bowls and treats
Andaz Amsterdam, Prinsengracht 587, Amsterdam, Netherlands, +31 20 523 1234
Modeliser and starstruck party animal with big ego, but limp service, and rumoured to be literally 'haunted' with Marilyn sightings. Hockney pool (avoid on weekends), buzzy Tropicana bar, A-list Teddy’s club, and 25 Degrees for more meat. The Secret Library bar is a great thirst quencher.
Pup policy: maximum 2 pets, weekly US$100 cleaning fee applicable
Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood BLVD, 90028 Los Angeles, California, + 1 323 856 1970
Smouldering, mod-rustic hideaway set inside a medieval castle in the historic centre. The old world embraces the new with tricked out pads including Nespresso machines, in-room massage, quartzite baths, and private terrace or balcony. Ideal for a steamy tryst.
Pup policy: max 1 dog up to 15kg, EUR50 per day; washable bed, feeder, water bowl and welcome cookie offered
Hotel Neri, Calle Sant Sever, 5, 08002 Barcelona, +34 93 304 06 55
Imagine yourself on the turn-of-the-century Grand Tour at this refined, sedate beauty with picture-perfect scenes of the Ponte Vecchio. The most classic of the Ferragamo hotels, it's accessorised with an eclectic collection of old-school artwork and sketches. Fine dine stylista BSJ completes the mix.
Pup policy: maximum 10kg pets, welcome package includes dog bed and snacks
Hotel Lungarno, Borgo San Jacopo, 14, 50125 Florence, Italy, +39 055 27261
Shh! Quiet and understated hideaway minutes from The Mall and London's dandiest shops. Sample trad-meets-mod English produce and a knockout Sunday brunch at eatelier Thirty Six. The tiny but terrific martini bar, formerly frequented by Bond author Ian Fleming, offers a signature white truffle mix and mixology masterclasses.
Pup policy: for £25 per night per dog (max 16kg), receive a welcome package including a DUKESY Dog soft toy and two meals per day; pay extra for dog sitting, walking and grooming services
Dukes, 35 St James's Pl, St. James's, London, +44 207 491 4840
Touched with the Jacques Garcia glitter stick, this palatial bower is more la mode Parisian than K-pop. Dripping with the designer's trademark flamboyance, lavish wall prints and rich fabrics adorn velvety boudoirs replete with black-and-white-tiled powder rooms. Add in sumptuous Palais de Chine, hush-hush L'Amant Secret and plus retro-riffing bar and spa by Beaute BR, and It's the romantic romper Seoul has been waiting for.
Pup policy: welcome kit, exclusive pet zone dining area serving Peking duck, plus leash and dog-house available for rental
L’Escape, 67 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea, +82 2 317 4000
She might be old in name, but this heritage-listed former pub in chipper Chippendale looks modishly stylish in her guise as a boutique sup n' stay desti. Industri-chic rooms feature exposed brick and wood walls, salvaged furny and exhibitionist showers, plus there’s a notable array of eats courtesy of produce-driven Automata, Eastern-Med veering Barzaari Chippendale and primo bar perch The Clare. Oh, and did we mention the rooftop lap pool? Ripper.
Pup policy: AUD100 per pet, maximum two per room, your pal would be enjoying 24/7 complimentary in-room dining, licking off of handmade ceramics bowls and chilling in the room with plush toys
The Old Clare, 1 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia, +61 2 8277 8277
It's Toile de Jouy joy and multitudes of fleurs in this ultra-plush palace, with reigning cats Fa-roan and Kléopatre, famed fashion high teas on Saturdays, Spa by La Prairie, teak ‘yacht’ pool, and three-Michelin-starred Epicure.
Pup policy: two pets max and EUR50 per pet per night, paws off the bar or restaurant tho!
Tip: Dogs bow down to the Aristocats here, so better play nice...
Glistening sky-high "vertical estate" and gleaming flagship of the Rosewood Hotels group with fabulously designed rooms and suites by Tony Chi. Home to the hotel's Manor Club, private members' club, Carlyle & Co, and sprawling zen-like Asaya spa fitted with an in-house fitness centre, yoga studio and pic-pretty infinity pool overlooking Victoria Harbour.
Rosewood Hotel, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3891 8888
(Assisted by Sheryl Chu)
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