Hard Rock Hotel Chicago goes to the dogs

You want to see the Windy City but you don’t want to leave behind your furry friend. No worry – the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is going to the dogs, literally, with their new “Party like a Rottweiler” pet package that allows visitors to the hotel to bring along their best friends (of any size!) without worry.

Why they chose a Rottweiler we don’t know, but it does add a certain edge to the fun. The hotel is offering the following to four-legged guests:

  • Travel-ready collapsible bowl
  • Natural, grain-free treats and meals from Companion Natural Pet Food
  • Doggy “clean up” bags and dispenser
  • Hard Bark Hotel guitar dog toy
  • Signature Hard Rock Hotel Chicago dog tag

Also, guests staying at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago are permitted to leave their pet in their room, as long as a cell phone number is provided to the hotel’s concierge. Concerned that your precious pup is wreaking havoc in the hotel? No worries if you’re an iPhone or SmartPhone user – borrow Hard Rock’s ‘Pet-Cam’ (free of charge) and keep an eye on your pet while you are out. This camera keeps an eye on your room, and allows guests to access the video feed from anywhere on their laptop or handheld device.

In addition to the above perks, dog-walking, dog sitting and doggie day-care services are also available.

Boston gets first luxury hotel for dogs

The Boston hotel industry is going to the dogs. News from the Bay State is that Urban Hound Daycare will open later this month marking the city’s first luxury hotel for dogs.

The 8,500 square foot space will be located in a two-story building in Boston’s South End. Plans for the canine campground include a hospital grade air filtration system, high-tech drainage and flushing system, K-9 grass, an Urban Hound training classroom and luxury sleep suites.

The Urban Hound, founded in 2003, serves local Boston neighborhoods including Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, the South End and South Boston.

Now pet owners have no excuse for not traveling. The only question is whether or not your dog’s digs are better than yours.