If the Hotel Penn Goes, Where Will the Doggies Sleep?
Here we go again: the owners of the Hotel Pennsylvania have the wrecking ball poised and ready to fly. Yes, we’ve heard this song before (you can catch up here and here), but the folks at Curbed wonder if this time they might actually mean it, since the proposed office tower that would replace the hotel has entered the public review process.
With the Westminster dog show right around the corner, our most pressing reaction to this news is: Where will all the doggies sleep if the Hotel Penn is pulled down? The hotel is the unofficial headquarters—and preferred toilet—for the show dogs and their people during Westminster—and a wonderful place to pooch-and-people watch for bored New Yorkers.
Will other dog-friendly hotels in the city step up to claim this honor if the Hotel Penn finally chokes it? If so, the biggest contenders would be The New Yorker and the Affinia Manhattan, which also host a bunch of Westminster-related doggy events. (There’s a Yorkie-fest at The New Yorker tomorrow, FYI.)
Now, if we were a dog, we’d lobby for swankier digs than these tired old standbys. Out of the 30 or so hotels offering special Westminster rates, our picks of the litter (har har) would be one of the Kimptons, Ink48 or The Muse; Hotel Indigo; or Le Parker Meridien.
We bet those posh pups would love Burger Joint!