New York hotels have a long and decadent history of pampering pooches. Exhibit A would be the now late and eccentric hotelier and billionare Leona Helmsley. Her white Maltese dog, aptly named ‘Trouble’, got itself willed $12 million in Helmsley’s will. And there’s no shortage of celebs and prima donnas who spend more on their pets in 1 night at a hotel than you would on your entire family while on vacation.
NYC even has a doggie playground – Canine Court – at the Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Pet owners in NYC can go shopping at places like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany’s, Brooks Brothers, Banana Republic and the Gap.
Goes without saying that the Big Apple’s hotels are falling over themselves to offer these pampered pets as much luxury as possible. So which hotel offers the most value for money, as far as being ‘pet friendly’ is concerned? That would likely be the Muse Hotel in NYC’s Theater District, near Times Square and Broadway.
The Muse is a Kimpton Hotel, and as such, offers all the standard pet friendly amenities availabel at all Kimptons. In addition, the Muse has a ‘pampered pooch’ package deal, starting at $249 per night. They wecome you with a basket full of doggie treats and food and water bowls. The Canine Court playground and Central Park are close by, so you can take your pets out for a frolic and fresh air whenever you want.
Info: 130 West 46th Street New York NY 10036; (877) 692-6873; www.themusehotel.com/; Photo copyrights – Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC