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Not Even Your Cats Are Safe From Bed Bugs

August 11, 2011 at 5:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

We've all had that moment of fear when we've checked out of a hotel and felt a little itchy. Uhoh, did we just spend the night with bed bugs? Now imagine if not only you were itching and scratching but your cat was too!

That's what a woman is claiming happened to her and her pet after they both spent a few nights at a Holiday Inn in Glendale, Ariz. The woman, who is only going by the name Elena, says she developed red itchy bumps on her neck after checking out the hotel. A doctor determined she had bed bug bites but her cat ended up in worse condition. ABC15 local news reports:

"I noticed she was starting to pull her hair and itching," Elena said. "I said let's see in a couple of weeks if it gets any better. Within that time, it had gotten much worse. There were bald spots throughout the cat's body and (pus)."

Elena took her cat to Apollo North Animal Hospital in Glendale. Dr. Patricia Bennett treated the cat. Bennett tells me the cat had "damage due to scratching an itch." Bennett said there were "scabs, bumps, and lesions" from "head to toe."

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What's On The Room Service Menu at the Ritz-Carlton...For Pets

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  Site Where: 900 West Olympic Boulevard [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90015
August 9, 2011 at 5:05 PM | by | Comment (1)

While staycationing at the Ritz-Carlton at LA Live the other month, we were flipping through the in-room compendium looking for some room service grub when we stumbled upon this--a pet room service menu!

We knew that hotels have been rolling out the red carpet for cats and dogs for a long time but we were still taken aback reading items like Spot's Chicken Meal and Lassy's Salmon Meal on the menu. Then we noticed how affordable these "entrees" were. Nine dollars for the chicken and six for dessert? Man, some dogs have all the luck. Now excuse us as we pick at our $15 fruit plate.

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This Dog Is Living Your Hotel Dream

May 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

Oscar chillin' at Hotel Rouge in D.C.

Meet Oscar. He's a Golden Retriever from Portland, Oregon, and the canine answer to Paul Carr, the man who lived in hotels for three years.

We're not sure if Oscar is also writing a book about his experiences, but his hotel-bed and treat reactions are all documented in his owners' blog, The Great Kimpton Crawl of 2011. Yep, Oscar's a Kimpton man--mostly because they're one of the most famous and accommodating of the country's Pet-Friendly Hotels.

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The New Shore Hotel Will Hit Santa Monica's Shores This Summer

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  Site Where: 1515 Ocean Ave. [map], Santa Monica, CA, United States, 90401
March 21, 2011 at 9:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

If the first sniff of spring already has you planning your big summer vacay, there will be a new Santa Monica hotel vying to be your beachside retreat. The Shore Hotel, on the former site of the Pacific Sands and Travelodge, will open this summer.

The boutique hotel is trying to make itself stand out with its modern design, eco-friendliness and location across the street from the Santa Monica Pier and beach.

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Atlantic City Gets Dog Friendly at the Showboat Casino

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  Site Where: 801 Boardwalk [map], Atlantic City, NJ, United States, 08401
February 25, 2011 at 8:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

The Caesars Entertainment Pet Stay rooms in Vegas

When we think of Atlantic City we think gambling and Jersey Shore in that order. We don’t think dogs (unless we were feeling particularly unkind about Snooki et al). But now we might, because Showboat Atlantic City is striking out and marking its territory as the first dog-friendly casino in town.

The hotel launched its Pet Stay Atlantic City program yesterday. Bring your dog and you’ll be accommodated in its New Orleans Tower with dog treats, mat, food and water bowls, disposable waste bags (ugh) and a duffle bag for you to keep (lest you think it’s all about the dog).

There is also a designated PetStay area in the hotel (as with the fellow pet-friendly Caesars Entertainment properties in Vegas) and guests are provided with walking routes and maps to, uhm, “outdoor relief areas”).

It’s pretty reasonable – two dogs of up to 50 pounds are allowed in your room, at a cost of $40. But - yay for introductory deals - for the first two weeks of the program, it’ll be totally free.

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Valentine's Day May Be Over But Loews Wants You To Spread Some Doggy Love

February 15, 2011 at 9:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

What with yesterday being all about your human lovahs, it’s possible that you may have neglected the other important person in your life. So if you shut the dog away in the garage yesterday, it might be time to redress the balance with Loews hotels’ latest offering from the Loews Loves Pets program.

The Woofie Weekends package gives you an overnight stay, a doggie meal on room service (sadly no human nosh included), the standard Loews Loves Pets amenities of bowl, mat and tags, and a Microdry memory foam mat, which provides “contoured support and retains body warmth for enhanced coziness” – think a Tempur-Pedic for dogs. Even better, you get to take the mat home with you, which is more than you can say for human hotel beds.

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How Does a Menage a Trois in the Hamptons Sound For Valentine's Day?

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  Site Where: 207 Main St. [map], East Hampton, NY, United States, 11937
February 2, 2011 at 9:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

You, your lovah, and your dog. Not like that, mind.

Every Valentine's Day, we're inundated with crazy hotel packages that would require a Real Housewives-sized budget (and aren't all that inventive). So this week, we're taking a look at affordable, but fun deals that us regular folks would book.

Celebs like Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna and the entire Real Housewives of New York City cast would have you believe that the Hamptons is only a summertime destination, but the tony Long Island haunt for the rich and fabulous is a good spot to try all year round. Should you bring your lady love or man meat to East Hampton's c/o The Maidstone for Valentine's Day weekend, you won't have to fight your way through the star-stalking masses. Also, you can add your dog into the mix.

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More Cool Hotel Jobs: Director of Privileged Pets at San Ysidro Ranch

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  Site Where: 900 San Ysidro Lane [map], Montecito, CA, United States, 93108
January 25, 2011 at 4:06 PM | by | Comments (2)

HotelChatter contributor Eric Rosen will be telling us about some of the coolest hotel jobs out there. He reached out across the globe to talk to the dynamic folks who do everything from wrangling elephants (and guests!) to designing the latest high-tech gadgetry for your next guest room. So check back every day to see who he’s talking to next.

Last week we told you about the Loan-A-Lab program at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch and this week, we thought we’d also just mention another innovative dog program at another luxury resort, just as a way of looking at the other end of the leash.

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Loews Is Giving Cute Hotel Doggies New Toys For The Holidays

November 19, 2010 at 10:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

As owners of some pretty Cute Hotel Doggies ourselves, we've seen our share of pet amenities. And we know that one surefire way to get our dogs to smile like this guy is to give them brand new toys.

Loews Hotels clearly know this as well, because their new Happy Tails pet package--available through the holidays and until January 31--includes a new Chatter Pup Telebone toy from Fisher Price's first line of pet toys.

The package also includes Loews' famous pet-friendly amenities (bowl, mat, and pet tags) and a 'Wag Your Tail Delight' beef tenderloin. Plus, the hotel will waive the standard $25 pet-cleaning fee.

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Pets Get Their Own Loyalty Program at San Diego's Hyatt Regency

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  Site Where: 1441 Quivira Road [map], San Diego, CA, United States, 92109
November 12, 2010 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Now you have an incentive to bring your pooch with you to the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina. Fifi can rack up her own points in hotel's new loyalty program for pets.

Similar to the Hyatt Gold Passport program for humans, Gold Pawsport rewards pets for their frequent stays. The more stays pets add to their passport, the bigger the prizes, which include everything from gift certificates to personalized ID carrier tags.

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Only in Beverly Hills, Does The Pet Fee Cost Nearly as Much as The Room

November 5, 2010 at 11:12 AM | by | Comments (0)

We woke up this morning and found ourselves thinking about staycationing. Gross, we know. Staycations are sooo 2009. But with temperatures topping 100 degrees in Los Angeles, we thought spending a weekend in a cool air-conditioned hotel room would be a well-deserved respite from our stuffy non-air-conditioned apartment.

And if we're going to do a staycation, we're not just going to do it anywhere. We're thinking The Beverly Hills Hotel, the famous Pink Castle on Sunset, home to countless celeb visits, parties and movie sets, where you can find the best and most expensive grilled cheese (in their basement coffee shop), get a $200 manicure/pedicure in-room and lay out by the pool while Cristiano Ronaldo outglistens you.

The only problem with this scenario is that two nights at the Beverly Hills Hotel is not exactly saving us money, although it's not as bad as we initially expected.

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The InterContinental Barclay Serves Up Shocktails But Kids & Pets Get Treats, Too

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  Site Where: 111 East 48th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10017
October 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Just tell the kids it's poison!

We tend to think of a hotel like the InterContinental New York Barclay as all business. But the folks at the Barclay Bar & Grill are getting into the Halloween spirit with their, um, spirits.

Bartender and mixologist Jose Torrella has designed two "Tarantulizing libations" (their words!) called the ICU and the Bloody City. They're $12 each and if you check in at the hotel with Foursquare Monday through Friday, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. you can buy one Shocktail, get one free.

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