It’s not just a Boulder thing. More Americans have dogs than ever before, and increasingly more of those pet-owners travel with their pooch.
About 37 percent of pet owners vacay with their furry friends, up nearly double from a decade ago, according to the 2017-18 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association.
And increasingly more travel companies are responding to that surging demand.
There are places to dine with your dog. You can see a pet psychic, go shopping with your furry buddy, do “doga” (that’s dog yoga) and even go swimming —indoors and outside — with your pup. Many hotels in Boulder are dog-friendly, with offers ranging from treats at check-in to special pet beds. But the Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of the most popular hotels in Boulder, takes that to a new level.
The Embassy Suites recently launched a Doggie Room Service Menu and Party With Your Pup Packages. These two offerings are for the fancy-travelin’ pups who long for a luxury vacation, with steak dinner brought to the door and a cozy dog bed.
When your pup arrives, he will likely be greeted in the lobby by Arlo, the hotel’s cheerful dog mascot, who regularly hangs out in the lobby. In a bow tie. Of course.
Need recommendations on the best hiking trails for four-legged explorers or closest dog park? Ask Arlo. (Or the concierge, if you don’t speak dog.)
For the ultimate indulgence, make sure you book the Party with Your Pup Package, which starts at $205 per night. It includes a night in a pet-friendly room, food and water bowls, a $10 credit to order from the pet food menu, homemade dog biscuits and a cozy pet bed.
After sniffing out the room and walking in circles in the pet bed for 10 minutes, order a meal to be delivered to your door from the healthy Doggie Room Service menu. Your furbaby can choose between chicken and rice (plain chicken breast with basmati rice), steak and carrots and a Burger Dawg (that’s a freshly grilled hamburger) and carrot sticks. For dessert, request the sweet and nutty Peanut Butter Dessert Treat to round out the meal.
Humans get their own little treat to end every day, too. The Embassy Suites offers a free evening reception with wine, beer and complimentary appetizers. A cooked-to-order breakfast is included in your stay every morning, too.
Learn more about the Embassy Suites’ pet offerings and book your escape online here.