There are thousands of pet-friendly hotels around the world, but only a rare breed of properties go above and beyond to ensure their four-legged guests are truly treated like Very Important Pets. This trio of luxury resorts goes so far as to provide pups with their very own Doggie Butler. Look out, Alfred Pennyworth, because these canine caretakers are coming for your gig.
Posted by Scott Tunstall
Delano Las Vegas
Pack those champagne wishes and caviar dreams, it's time to cut loose in the city of sin, big dawg style. Four-legged high rollers can kick up their paws in a deluxe suite in the sky at Delano Las Vegas. Featured in the latest edition of our book, Ruff Guide to the United States, the luxurious sister hotel at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino greets pups with a Welcome Package consisting of treats, toys, waste bags and a special "Doggie Delights" room service menu.
When Fido isn’t soaking in picturesque skyline views, gumming chew toys and snoozing in the stylish living room, he can take advantage of Delano's one-of-a-kind "Plush and Pampered" Doggie Butler Service. Not only will butlers pop in for periodic head pats, belly rubs and brushings, but they will also deliver a tasty meal of Bow Wow Burgers or Chow Hound Chicken Hash with fresh spring water to wash it down. Other quality perks include multiple potty breaks throughout the day and a leisurely walk around Mandalay Bay’s massive pool complex with a private sand beach. This fit-for-a-king treatment makes every pooch feel like royalty.
A trip to Vegas can't be all wining and dining. A break from the late-night carousing is necessary, and there's no better place to find outdoor adventure than the gorgeous Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, located about 15 miles from the Strip. Furry archaeologists can investigate unique rock formations, search the limestone ocean basin for sea fossils from the Paleozoic Era, and hunt the Aztec sandstone for bipedal dinosaur tracks from the late Jurassic period. Waste bags are provided at the Scenic Drive entrance station. The blazing desert heat can be draining, so pack plenty of water to ensure Fido stays hydrated.
Delano Las Vegas welcomes two dogs with a combined weight up to 100 lbs for an additional fee of $150 per pet, per night.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort
Jet-setting hounds looking to hobnob with the glitterati while being waited on hand and paw will feel right at home at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The resort’s dedicated team of dog butlers lavish pups with first-class service, including morning and evening walks, soothing massages and private “Doga” classes. Furry guests also receive a portable Pet Cabana that will keep them shielded in shady comfort as they lounge on the resort’s pristine beaches.
When your pup gets peckish, her butler will plan a tailor-made gourmet meal from the Canine Delights menu featuring chef-prepared dishes certain to satisfy even the most sophisticated pooch. All pet cuisine is served in metallic bowls with faux gemstones on bone-shaped placemats. Daily walks on the beach can be scheduled for specific times to coincide with your pup’s normal routine, and your dog butler can even organize birthday parties for Fido. The resort also has qualified pet sitters available to keep your four-legged friend company if you’re spending the day relaxing poolside or enjoying the city’s vibrant nightlife.
If you can pry Fido away from the nonstop pampering, take him to explore the jagged rock formations at Land’s End Arch. Carved by swirling winds and crashing waves, these amazing shapes jut out from the sea near the Playa del Amante beach. Leashed dogs are permitted.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort accepts dogs up to 40 lbs for an additional fee of $60 per pet, per stay.
The St. Regis Aspen Resort
Whether your pup is a winter Westie or a summer Scottie, she will be showered year-round with amenities and affection at The St. Regis Aspen Resort. Nestled at the foot of majestic Aspen Mountain, this luxury property features its very own Fur Butler who pampers four-legged guests with tasty treats and entertaining toys, and even arranges a monthly Bark ’n’ Brews Pawty on the Patio, weather permitting. All proceeds from the event help fund Lucky Day Animal Rescue Colorado.
In addition to spoiling Very Important Pets, the Fur Butler also manages Kitty the hotel dog’s daily schedule. Kitty, a 2-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog named after the founder of the original St. Regis New York’s pup, can be found greeting guests upon arrival, napping fireside in the lobby, and taste-testing delicious selections from the dinner menu.
If visiting during the warmer months, you and Fido can head to the John Denver Sanctuary. Located within walking distance of the resort on the Roaring Fork River, it’s the perfect spot to take a quiet stroll, enjoy a picnic lunch and marvel at the beds of multicolored flowers that bloom each spring. Leashed dogs are allowed.
The St. Regis Aspen Resort welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $100 for one night, and $25 for each additional night.
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