Kinzie Hotel Launches Chicago Style Pamper Your Pooch Package on National Dog Day

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Boutique Hotel’s “Chicago Starts Here” Philosophy Drives Unique New Pet Offerings, with Chicago 5 Star Chef-Crafted Doggie Dining Menu, Chicago Landmark Doggie Photography, Chicago Rescue Shelter Support and More!

Pamper Your Pooch at Kinzie Hotel

We believe in pampering all our guests.

The Kinzie Hotel’s Chicago Starts Here mantra is underscored in a new overnight package for guests with pets called Pamper Your Pooch, launching today, Friday, August 26 – National Dog Day. The upscale, 215-room independent boutique, which reopened two years ago following a multi-million dollar reconcepting, boasts a timeless contemporary vibe that pays tribute to the great Chicago historical figure, John Kinzie. Located in the heart of River North just steps away from the city’s most notable sites, Kinzie Hotel is claiming to be Chicago’s “most pet-friendly hotel” by adding pet photography by a Pet Concierge at local landmarks, a gourmet In-Room Doggie Dining Menu prepared by a local 5-star chef, an exclusive partnership with a local rescue shelter, and much more to its new Pamper Your Pooch offerings.

“At Kinzie Hotel, we believe in pampering all our guests, including your four-legged friends,” said GM Andrew Eck. “Nowhere else offers this high level of pet-friendly amenities. We like to say ‘Chicago Starts Here,’ so when you stay with us, you and your pooch will enjoy a Chicago-centric experience that is truly second to none.”

Dogs are invited to stay and play at Kinzie Hotel all year-round. Upon arrival, pooches are greeted with customized welcome gift bags that includes gourmet treats, an “I Explored Chicago” bandana, chew toys, doggie spa amenities, and complimentary copies of FIDO Friendly magazine and Kinzie’s own “Pet Lover’s Guide to the City.” Upon entering the luxurious-appointed guestrooms, each featuring original artwork that speaks to the local Chicago landscape, dogs will be just as pleased as their owners to find cushy doggie beds and other home-away-from-home creature comforts like doggie water and food bowls.

When it’s meal time, Kinzie Hotel pulls out all the stops for canine comrades. In partnership with Chicago’s new boutique gourmet dog food company, Chestnut & Grace, an extravagant, chef-crafted In-Room Doggie Delights Dining Menu is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner (with breakfast being complimentary). The fine dining doggie dishes are designed and executed by Chestnut & Grace founder John Nelson-Alden, a local chef who has worked in Michelin-starred Chicago kitchens, including Alinea and GT Oyster, before starting his own Chicago-based dog cuisine concept this year. The exclusive In-Room Doggie Delights Dining Menu at Kinzie Hotel consists of freshly-prepared, artistically-presented items, including: cottage cheese omelet, banana blueberry smoothie, hand-made granola, wild Alaskan salmon, chicken and brown rice arancini, turkey veggie casserole, beef and potato meatloaf, truffle dessert, and more. All of the recipes are slow cooked in small batches using only the highest quality human-grade ingredients, unparalleled by any other dog food.

Beyond the pet-friendly accommodations inside, more magic happens outside, as Pamper Your Pooch features a complimentary photo shoot of dogs and owners personally taken by the Kinzie Pet Concierge at a nearby Chicago landmark, such as the Wrigley Building, Chicago Theatre or Michigan Avenue bridge. The Pet Concierge will guide guests to their location of choice within walking distance, and capture a high resolution shot that can be framed to take home or shared on social media. In addition, Kinzie Hotel has partnered with local pet-friendly establishments/services, and can arrange the following add-ons to any Pamper Your Pooch package:

-Dog spas
-Dog cruising (river & lake architectural cruising)
-Dog kayaking
-Dog boutiques
-Dog supplies / organic foods
-Dog-friendly restaurant patios
-Dog beaches
-Dog parks

To cap it all off, Kinzie Hotel has also partnered with the local non-profit ALIVE Rescue for two charitable support initiatives: (1) a rescue “Dog of the Month” social media program, in which Kinzie Facebook fans can help find homeless Chicago pooches a home; and (2) a donation program, in which partial proceeds from each Pamper Your Pooch packages sold will go back to ALIVE in the form of a monetary donation. Pamper Your Pooch launches indefinitely on August 26 – National Dog Day, which raises awareness on the plight of rescue/in-need dogs. The hotel will officially celebrate the Pamper Your Pooch campaign kickoff with a rescue adopt-a-thon outside its front doors on the sidewalk on Saturday, August 27 from 2 pm to 4 pm, with dogs from ALIVE in need of homes on-hand and free activities/refreshments for families and pooches to enjoy!

To book the Pamper Your Pooch package, visit, or call 312.395.9000. Regular rack room rates apply. Pamper Your Pooch is available for all guests traveling with dogs, and is based on availability.

About Kinzie Hotel
Kinzie Hotel is a Chicago-centric boutique hotel in the vibrant River North district. Along with a contemporary, upscale atmosphere, the 215-room hotel offers daily continental breakfast served on each guest floor as well as a nightly manager’s reception with light appetizers and a complimentary drink for each guest. Located at 20 N. Kinzie St (Chicago, IL 60654), the property opened in 2014 and is managed by Portfolio Hotels & Resorts. For more information or to book a next reservation, visit

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