One of the biggest trends right now is visitors traveling with their much-beloved pets
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 30, 2009
Luxury living has gone to the dogs at the Hutton Hotel.
The four-star independent luxury hotel - known as "the greenest" hotel in Nashville - is also one of the most pet-friendly, and has rolled out a pampered pet program to keep their four-legged leisure travelers comfortably in the lap of luxury.
"One of the biggest trends right now is visitors traveling with their much-beloved pets," said Steven André, General Manager of Hutton Hotel. "And as a luxury hotel focused on delivering world-class service to all our guests, we wanted to cater to this important guest need."
So the hotel has launched Hutton's Happy Tails Pet Program, to keep Fido, Fluffy and all four-legged friends entertained during their stay in Music City. The Hutton offers a full menu of pet-friendly services including:
- Comfortable pet beds with turndown service treats
- Water and food bowls with special spill mats
- Cat litter boxes and litter … and even scratching posts upon request
- Special pet menu available through room service
- Pampered services such as grooming, dog walking, pet sitting, veterinarian and pet spa treatments through the pet concierge
- A special Hutton pet amenity awaits all furry friends.
Increasingly, travelers are packing the pooches, fetching the felines and taking flight with the birds - quite literally. Pet travel soared 33 percent last year to a record 20 million, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, and 80 percent of them were dogs. And a full 14 percent or 29 million Americans travel with their pets, according to the Travel Industry Association.
Pet travel has also spawned an industry dedicated to pampering pets on the road. Fido, Fifi and Fluffy, demanding travelers that they are, have a growing selection of amenities that will help them arrive in style and make the most of their travels. From portable potty turf to disposable kitty litter boxes and pet passports, they have it made. Large pet stores such as PETCO Animal Supplies Inc. and PetSmart Inc. are also sniffing the trend, and expanding their offering of travel related products. The Outward Hound pet booster seat and pet ramps for sport utility vehicles are popular items featured on their websites.
Hutton Hotel was recently honored with the Tennessee Hospitality Association's Good Earthkeeping Award for its visionary eco-friendly staff, culture and amenities. The hotel was built from the ground-up with a focus on the environment, and offers a range of sustainable features including bamboo flooring and furnishings, card readers that disable lights when guests leave the room, LED lighting, a comprehensive recycling program - including laundry water recycling and conservation, biodegradable cleaning supplies, hybrid courtesy vehicles, Dyson airblade hand dryers, water-free urinals in public restrooms and much more.
In addition, Hutton Hotel created a task force earlier this year to focus on sustainable hotel management. Every quarter, a representative from each department is responsible for developing new ways to reduce the impact on the environment, develop sustainable practices and bring a green culture to their department.
About Hutton Hotel
Hutton Hotel is Nashville's newest independent luxury hotel offering 248 guest rooms and 13,600 square feet of function space. Hutton's modern, yet comfortable design is unique and comparable to some of the best independent luxury hotels around the world. Hutton Hotel is a development of Amerimar Enterprises, a recognized leader in the renovation and repositioning of office, hotel, retail, multi-family and mixed use properties throughout the country. For more information, please visit http://www.HuttonHotel.com.
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