Have You Ever Had an Unexpected Animal Encounter During a Hotel Stay?
Cute Hotel Animals! And not the official pet kind like Kimpton's Goldfish or Directors of Pet Relations or the Canine Ambassadors at Fairmont Hotels. We're talking animals in the wild. If by 'wild' you mean the grounds of a luxury hotel...
It dawned us recently that we've spotted a few furry and feathered creatures on recent hotel stays -- pictured above are the baby deer outside our casita at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, the coati we saw rooting around for snacks at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, and one of the many birds who call the lagoon of Rosewood Mayakoba home. (A Cormorant, if we remember correctly...)
Not pictured: the crocodile our next-door neighbor at Rosewood Mayakoba spotted lurking under her over-water lagoon villa. Gulp.
Often these creatures are still trawling the hotel grounds because the resort's developers and owners are honoring their environments and have programs in place to help protect the wildlife that was there before high-rate-paying guests. That makes us feel good, even when the critter we spot has a mouthful of very large teeth.
So, tell us: What animals have you spotted during a hotel stay recently? Again, we don't mean the adorable, four-legged kind who have jobs we'd want ourselves, but the out-in-the-wild kind, who roam free even if their version of 'into the wild' includes chomping on stray room-service crumbs.
Tell us all about your hotel animal sightings in the comments below!