New York City Dogs to Enjoy Classier Living Arrangements in Chelsea at "Pet Hotel"
By Alissa Fleck What do dogs need in order to thrive while their human companions are away? Opinions may vary on the subject-between minimalists and pet pamperers-but D Pet Hotels, soon to arrive in Chelsea, has luxury down. They can guarantee your pet won't miss you too much while you're away. The luxury pet hotel recently opened a location in Scottsdale, Arizona after its initial success in Hollywood. Now the chain is taking on New York City, and New Yorkers love their dogs, so the hotel's lavish amenities will likely come as a shock to no one. D Pet Hotels caters exclusively to dogs, and the New York edition will feature 10,000 square feet of pooch paradise. The hotel's rooms offer full-size beds and flat-screen TVs, while the hotel itself boasts a doggie gym, lounge, spa, boutique and chauffeur service, reports the Daily News. (Once your dog gets a taste of the human bed experience, he may be reluctant to come back home.) Dog parks at D Pet Hotels are air-conditioned, chauffeur cars are Lamborghinis and Porsches and the boutique carries only the classiest, organic dog treats and plushest beds. According to the News, "The spa menu includes 'pawdicures' and oil treatments for dry coats. The fitness service offers a private fitness trainer and a chef-made meal including brown rice with vegetables, lamb or chicken." The News also reports luxury dog hotels like D Pet Hotels are becoming increasingly popular, perhaps a surprising trend considering the economic recession and, particularly, New York human living space becoming ever tinier. It's not exclusively an American trend though-the arrival of D Pet Hotels in Chelsea also comes on the heels of the eight-story doggie love hotel being built in Brazil. Meanwhile, a pet hotel in Melbourne, Australia is perhaps the most decked out yet-it features "push button sliding glass doors and personal automatic fresh water drinkers...and under-floor heating," reports the News. Of course, many will argue economic downturn or not, it should have no bearing on how we pamper our cuddly, furry companions.
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