Pet friendly hotels growing in popularity in USA

13 October 2006
Pet friendly hotels growing in popularity in USA

Pet friendly hotels are dramatically increasing in popularity in America, with more than 13,000 hotels now catering to pampered pooches.

Research from the American Automobile Association (AAA) found that pet-friendly properties had increased 28% in number since 1999.

And giving paws for thought, AAA found 19% of Americans now take their pets with them on their travels.

Getting in on the act, the Four Seasons Atlanta

Denise Flanders, the general manager of the Atlanta Four Seasons, said: "People are travelling more with their families whether it be their parents, their children or their pets."

In New York the Loews Regency hotel offers hungry hounds a special placemat, food bowls and a toy on arrival.

At the Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa in Telluride, Colorado dogs can get "paw"dicures and massages.

AAA's top 10 cities for a pet vacation

1. Houston
2. San Antonio
3. Austin
4. Albuquerque
5. Phoenix
6. Dallas
7. New York
8. Orlando
9. Nashville
10. Tucson

Passionate pet pads >>

Pets on the Go website >>

By Emily Manson

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