In celebration of The Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year 2018, Belmond has launched cute ‘Pet Set’ packages, designed for canine companions and their stylish globetrotting owners.
With a portfolio of global travel experiences in some of the world’s most inspiring locations, Belmond properties offer a whole host of dog-friendly activities and furs-class treatments to set tails wagging. From bespoke spa treatments and doggy-concierge to divine dog beds and puppy pyjamas; Belmond embraces the increasing demand for travelling and taking time out with man’s best friend.
For pet-setters used to five-star treatment, Portofino’s Belmond Hotel Splendido offers individually crafted wellbeing sessions and pet-sized fluffy dressing gowns. Set in the hotel’s open air massage zone overlooking Portofino Bay, trained pet therapists will treat pooches to tailored Swedish massages while owners learn the basic techniques to perform at home. Madeira’s own Puppy Palace, Belmond Reid’s Palace has created a retreat specially designed to provide a safe haven in which pets can be groomed, indulged and revitalised – a luxury wash and fluff dry service, calming full body grooming, mind, body and balance physiotherapy and personal training sessions are just some of the special amenities available.
For those looking to escape and breath some fresh country air, slip on a pair of Le Chameau boots at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and explore the 11 beautiful gardens and rolling hills of the Oxfordshire countryside, or meander in 30 acres of Olive Grove at Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca. Also on offer is the chance to head above the clouds and discover the mountains surrounding Belmond Reid’s Palace, Madeira with views spanning the island, or enjoy a stroll around Portofino Harbour at Belmond Hotel Splendido. Many Belmond hotels offer recommendations for dog-friendly outings, as well as the opportunity for some healthy time apart; dog-sitters and dog-walkers are available too.
Taking the lead when it comes to a personalised stay, Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima welcomes four-legged guests with a special arrival letter from their new friend, the hotel’s resident pup, Sariri. Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice and Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca take canine cuteness to new levels with the bespoke offering of personalised bowls, pet names embroidered on a perfectly plumped pillow and customised treats – at Belmond Hotel Cipriani dogs can even explore the gardens wearing a papillon or tie for extra elegant ‘walkies’.
Ensuring pet-guests look adorable at all times, keep the dedicated ‘doggy concierge’ on speed-dial at Belmond Hotel Splendido for a tailored shopping excursion to Portofino’s luxury dog boutiques – where bespoke folding travel bowls, dog bathrobes, perfumes and glamorous evening necklaces are all the rage. The ‘doggy concierge’ can also recommend a Dog Taxi service to the most stylish pet hairdresser in the picturesque seaside village.
Doggy Dining Delights
Canine friends are kept well fed at important meal times. At Belmond Reid’s Palace gourmet menu choices include beef stew, hearty meatballs, salmon rolls or boiled rice with vegetables, whilst at Belmond Miraflores Park in Lima a well-balanced healthy menu for dogs has been designed and verified by a local vet including; vegetables, quinoa and lean meat. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Belmond Hotel Splendido offer all-day doggy room service – the perfect remedy after a long day of exploring the hotel grounds.