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These Dog Concierges Have Written a Book, Have You?

November 20, 2009 at 3:29 PM | by | ()

It’s that time of the week again: Cute Hotel Doggie Friday! And today we give you not one but two adorable hotel doggies. Because we’re nice like that. Both of these smilin’ fools work for Fairmont Hotels—Catie Copley (the black lab) at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, and Santol (a Bernese mountain dog cross) at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City.

They have the lofty title of Canine Ambassador, and enjoy all the perks that go with it—business cards, email addresses, comfy beds in the lobby, plenty of attention from guests and staff, and of course, their own kids’ book. Catie Copley’s Great Escape tells the story of Catie and Santol each visiting the other’s hotel. It’s the second book for Catie, who is apparently so popular that she has her own merchandise in the Copley Plaza’s store.

Guests at both hotels can make appointments to walk the Canine Ambassadors, or simply play with them near their stations at the concierge desk. We were lucky enough to take Catie for a stroll around Copley Plaza during our stay in Boston, which certainly helped the feeling of missing our own dog back at home.

Actually, Catie may have been the one walking us. She knew all the places she wanted to sniff out in the park, and then bullied the bellmen into giving her biscuits on our way back to the lobby. Aside from the obvious cuteness, the dogs provide a highly valuable service to hotel guests: they make the front-desk clerks, the bellmen—everyone in their vicinity—smile. And a happy hotel staff means a happy stay. Maybe even an upgrade! Dogs. Is there anything they can’t do?

[Photo: Catie Copley’s Facebook page.]

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