PAW Names the 2008 ‘Top Dogs’ in Luxury, Pet-friendly Hotels
PAW;Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide, (www.luxurypaw.com) the only on line hotel booking engine specializing in luxury, pet-friendly hotels releases the results of their 13,000 mile, 30-state, 50-luxury, pet-friendly hotel adventure and reveals who the ‘Top Dogs’ are when it comes to luxury pet-friendly hotels in the US.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 7, 2009 (Nantucket, MA) – Janine Franceschi and her Irish Setter, Beau, the owners of PAW;Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide set off across the country four months ago from the East Coast in a ‘paw-print’ adorned 2008 Honda Element. Their mission was three-fold; to source, visit, and review luxury, pet-friendly hotels for inclusion on the PAW website, (www.luxurypaw.com) as well as their weekly podcast for the Travel Tails Series on PetLifeRadio,(www.petliferadio.com/traveltails), and to discover and recommend unique pet-friendly activities, resources, and restaurants in each PAW hotel city.
13,000 miles, 30 states, and 50 luxury, pet-friendly hotels later, PAW is proud to announce the ‘Top Dogs’ in luxury, pet-friendly hotels from across the country in four major categories; Luxury Pet-friendly Resort, Luxury Pet-friendly Hotel; Chain and Individual, and Best Pet Welcome Amenity as well as the ‘Top Dog’ in the pet-friendly restaurant, activity, and resource categories. And the winners are..
The PAW ‘Top Dog’ Luxury Pet-friendly Resort 2008
Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga, CA
The PAW ‘Top Dog’ Luxury Pet-friendly Hotel Chain 2008
First Place Tie: WESTIN HOTELS and KIMPTON HOTELS
The PAW ‘Top Dog’ Luxury Pet-friendly Hotel 2008
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica, CA
The PAW ‘Top Dog’ Luxury Pet-friendly Hotel BEST PET WELCOME AMENITY 2008
The Woodlands Resort & Inn, Summerville, SC – (Personalized Dog Collar pictured above)
Honorable Mention: Hotel Palomar, Dallas, TX (The Goldfish pictured above)
The PAW ‘Top Dog’ in Pet-Friendly Restaurants 2008
First Place Tie: 50 Plates, Portland, OR – for the food
Fetch, UES NYC, NY – for the atmosphere
The PAW ‘Top Dog’ in Pet-friendly Activities 2008
New York Dog Tours, NY, NY
The PAW ‘Top Dog’ in Pet-friendly Resoures 2008
Dining With Sophie, San Francisco, CA
Along the way PAW discovered some fantastic pet-related vendors and considers ArfDog (http://www.arfdog.com), Bowser Beer, (http://www.3busydogs.com), Dog Lovers Wine Club (http://www.dogloverswineclub.com), and Dog Is Good, (http://www.dogisgood.com) to be among the best; all offering a unique, well designed and high quality product line!
For more information or to reserve one of the luxury pet-friendly hotels mentioned here or view all of the luxury, pet-friendly hotels on the PAW website visit www.luxurypaw.com. To find more information about any of the activities, resources, or restaurants mentioned visit the Canine Concierge State pages on the PAW website (www.luxurypaw.com/canineconcierge).
PAW;Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide, LLC was created after Janine Franceschi spent countless hours searching in vain for luxury, (4-star or higher rated), pet-friendly hotels that would accept a 60lb dog. PAW is the oly online hotel booking website that specializes in luxury, pet-friendly hotel accommodations and the first to let you searh for a pet-friendly hotel using your pets weight as part of the hotel search criteria. Janine and her 2-year old Irish Setter, Beau, have made it their mission to searh out and identify luxury hotels with the highest level of pet-comfort and amenities available. They have just completed a promotional tour around the country spotlighting the luxury pet-friendly hotels in your area.
PAW;Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide