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Pet lovers, and you know who you are, and dedicated followers of (hotel) fashion, and you know who you are, we've got good news. It had to happen sooner or later but there is a 'bone fido' design hotel especially for your four-legged best friends. The Petaholic Hotel, and we love the name, is all yours if you happen to live in Taipei City, but designers everywhere take note - this is one cool pet pad.
In Japan (where else?), it's now perfectly acceptable to book a hotel room for your sheep when you go away. We recently received an announcement about a new 30-room hotel, called simply "Hotel Sheep Guest House," opening in Yugawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about two hours south of Tokyo.
Surprisingly, unlike doggie boarding houses, or human hotels that are pet-friendly, this Japanese hotel strictly prohibits all other animals, meaning at any given moment its rooms are full of only sheep. How incredible! This is exactly the kind of place we'd like to visit when we're having an off day. Cuddling with all those sheep, ordering room service, maybe even watching a movie (Shrek somehow seems appropriate) would be like a hotel dream come true.
Cleaning up after them is another story.
The Nolitan General Manager, Patrik Horstmann
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The big news this weekend was the death of North Korea's "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il. But in Kobe Bryant's world, another catastrophe was unfolding: namely, the fact that he never signed a prenup with his wife Vanessa before ending their ten-year marriage. Yikes.
Now that word is out, and the divorce papers are on their way, Kobe has chosen to forfeit his multi-million dollar Newport Coast mansion and hole out in a nearby hotel for the time being. And so far, the only guest he's entertained since checking in has been his pooch.
According to TerezOwens (basically a Perez site for sports fans), Kobe was spotted "staying in the South Villa of a resort in Newport with his dog." With any luck, the hotel might even consider employing the furry critter until the two of them get back on their
We suppose we should have seen this coming. After all, if you can book a massage for your dog, and make use of pet loyalty programs, then it's really no surprise that a shopping mall in Madrid is now offering a hotel for plants.
Hotel Para Plantas, which had exceeded its bandwidth limit when we tried to visit its site, is located inside the Isla Azul shopping center, located off the M-40 highway. Not too far away is the Egido Via Lusitana, with rates starting at €46. So even if you prefer to ride with your cacti on the airplane, you can at least have separate sleeping quarters once you land in Madrid.
D PET HOTELS bills itself as "offering the most exclusive and unique experience from high-end luxury boarding to amazing spa services, which entice even the most discerning of dogs"—so we found the best, most relevant and professional reviewer to review the hotel for guest dogs, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Actually, Conan found him, and sent him to the doggy hotel and aired the footage last night. Some gems from Triumph's review?
If you travel with your pet, you know how difficult it is to finagle a good room at a property accepting of your furry friend. Granted there are the Kimpton Hotels and the occasional pet packages, but otherwise you're out of luck if you want to check out a top-notch property in a city like London.
Enter the UK's hottest new boutique hotel: The Elmtree, a luxury kennel club solely for friends of the four-legged variety. Boarding your pet in style frees you to enjoy legendary London stays of your own; may we suggest the Lanesborough or The Baglioni for a pet-free night of indulgence?
Leaving Fido at The Elmtree so you can take a sidetrip to Bath or hunker down at The Haymarket doesn't mean that he'll be having any less fun. In addition to the usual comforts of a pet hotel including nutrition and exercise, The Elmtree offers luxury choices in pet bedding, an on-site grooming parlor, piped-in relaxing music, pet taxi service and even an in-kennel webcam for you to check in with your poochie whenever you want.
With prices starting at £20 for dogs and £12 for cats, The Elmtree almost makes us wish to be reincarnated as a pampered British kitten. But with our hotel stays on this side of the Atlantic, for now we'll just have to settle for sneaking around a shih tzu in a tote bag.
[Image via The Elmtree]
When: Saturday, July 12th. 10 am to 2 pm.
Where: The Hotel Marlowe Courtyard.
What: Continuing Kimpton's streak of heartwarming efforts to embrace pets and their doting families, three Boston Kimpton properties -- the Hotel Marlowe, Nine Zero and the Onyx -- are holding a Saturday of doggie pampering for charity.
The event will feature wash-and-dry services provided by local doggie pamperers Laundromutt (hehe) and "puppy snow cones and peanut butter cupcakes" from Polka Dog Bakery. Awww!
The proceeds from the day go to benefit Boston chapter of the Trust for Public Land.
Before we pain you with a joke about the 'dog days of summer', we'll direct you to more info here.