Private chef-prepared meals, spa treatments and chauffeur-driven rides are just a few of the services provided to clients of New York’s most exclusive hotel… for dogs.
D Pet Hotels, in New York’s affluent Chelsea neighborhood, caters for the pets of the rich and famous, and its rooms and services are fit for the world’s most pampered pups. And with basic suites starting at a cool $84 a night and featuring an orthopedic bed, TV, and 24-hour care, patrons include some of the world’s most famous dog lovers.
The hotel’s co-owner Kerry Brown says their clientele varies from attorneys and bankers, to pop star princesses and movie actors. When nothing but the best will do for their furbabies, the hotel’s clients will book an “uber suite”, complete with a double bed and a 42 inch TV screen that plays all the doggie-friendly programs, for a mere $200 a night. Anything to make their dogs feel as much at home as possible.
She adds: “[The uber suites] are nicer than my bedroom at home.”
They even offer a specialized gym for the fitness-conscious pups, since sometimes it is imperative that these dogs keep up their normal routine. This also means having their walk at a specific time of day or night.
Kerry said a lot of New Yorkers have chosen not to have children and their dog is their child. “Parents know when they bring their dog here that they can expect the very best, and that we are going to treat them just like family.”
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