New York: Waldorf Astoria Now has Perks for Dogs

The Waldorf=Astoria, recognizing the growing trend of canine traveling companions, has debuted a “Canine Culinary” room service menu and “Fido-Friendly” package to welcome dogs to The Waldorf Towers. According to the Travel Industry Association of America more than 49 percent of U.S. adult leisure travelers consider their pet to be part of the family, and 18 percent usually take their pets with them when they travel.

“We have seen an increasing number of distinguished guests checking in with canine companions at their side,” stated Matt Zolbe, director of sales and marketing, The Waldorf=Astoria. “Recognizing that travel with pets is essential for many pet owners, we were inspired to launch a program catering to these guests’ unique needs.”

“Canine Culinary” Room Service Menu

Guests can order a special treat for Fido from the new “Canine Culinary” room service menu created especially for discerning dogs. This menu features:

· German shepherd’s pie- a twist on Grandma’s specialty

· Dachshund’s delights- miniature hot dogs with Fifi’s choice of sauces

· Great dane’s danish- fresh from the pastry kitchen

· Mastiff’s munchies- toasted peanut butter sandwiches never tasted so good

· Pekingese’s duck- in dog bite size pieces

· Pomeranian’s pasta- carb-loading for the runners

Pooches no longer have to worry about midnight snack cravings.

To accompany the launch of the dog room service menu, The Waldorf=Astoria has also created the “Fido-Friendly” package to make sure all traveling dogs’ needs are met. Now travelers can bring their most treasured four-legged loved one with them, be it on business or for pleasure. Dogs will be spoiled in proper Waldorf fashion with: a luxury pet bed, two silver bowls, a special pet amenity and a large bottle of water. No need to worry about boarding or a dog-sitter. The Waldorf=Astoria “Fido-Friendly” package offers accommodations for two and a canine. It also includes one complimentary dog walking during the stay. Dog Concierge services are also available to assist with any of traveler’s pet needs such as grooming, dog personal shopping or where to find the best Manhattan dog parks.

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