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Outrageous Culinary Pet Vacations

August 12, 2012

Hotels are rolling out the red carpet, special beds, and more for pampered pets on the go.

Gone are the days of finding Fido a pet sitter or dropping your beloved pet off at a kennel. Luxury hotels around the world are opening their doors to pets with pet packages that are drool-worthy.

From a doggie minibar at The Fairmont San Francisco and luxury soaps and paw rubs at the Vanderbilt Grace in Newport, R.I., to four-legged-friendly fare like tuna and game at Rome Cavalieri in Rome, hotels are offering white-glove service to the world’s most discerning travel companions.

When your pet is not spending time at the spa or indulging in decadent delights like Sprinkles Cupcakes, pampered pooches can enjoy dog walking or a nap a Westin Heavenly Dog Bed. Your pet can even consult the concierge for dining, spa, and shopping recommendations.

Surf & Sand Resort (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
At the Surf & Sand Resort, dogs are greeted with their own personal letters, which detail dog-friendly walking routes, local restaurants, and beaches. Dogs get a complimentary bag of locally made, organic doggy cookies, and dog sitters and dog walkers are available upon request. A $100 cleaning fee is added to the room rate regardless of the length of stay.