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January 1, 2014updated Feb 11, 2014

Posh Pets in Tow

By Chris Boyle

Winter woofland

Ball season is underway in Vienna. Travelers headed to Austria’s capital with their four-legged friend can choose from an array of luxe hotels that pamper pooches.

The Hotel Sacher Vienna provides a plush blanket with paw prints, comfy bed, bowls, toys, treats, towels, and a do-not-disturb sign with a dog’s photo. Pet-toting guests receive a booklet listing local pet resources and pet-palate pleasing recipes, plus they can bring their pets with them when they dine at Sacher Stube. Modern dogs will have a tail-waggin’ time at the new Palais Hansen Kempinski, which, in addition to a darling bed and bowls, provides hand-written notes to pups as well as a room service menu and turndown service for little guests. A surprise parting pet gift is a particularly nice touch. At The Ritz- Carlton Vienna, pets are greeted in their suite with a hand-written welcome note with paw prints, lush “The Ritz-Carlton Vienna” pet bed, food, bottled water, bowls, and door-hang tag. A doggie bed can even be placed in DSTRIKT, the hotel’s restaurant so pets can sit by their people.


Slow dog noodle

The Sebastian, a boutique, luxury hotel in Vail Village recently unleashed a new pet menu.

Among the offerings for distinguished dogs and fine felines are homemade gourmet peanut butter treats, shredded flank steak, and sautéed white fish and tuna salad. A bed, bowls, and treats are supplied. Plus, pets get their names put on a welcome board that lists the dogs and cats staying at the property. The Sebastian can assist with pet food purchases and offers pet sitting and walking services.


Top dogs

When it comes to their pets, some people spare no expense.

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“It is way more common than people may think to fly with their pets in a private jet,” says Magellan Jets CEO Joshua Hebert. Magellan spares no expense for its pawsengers, treating them like one of the family. Included in the doggie baskets full of treats and toys are organic goodies from Organic Pet Boutique. The top-of-the-line treats are reserved for top Magellan Jets Voyager members.

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