Fort Lauderdale FL: Riverside Hotel Has a New Pet Pampering Program

A furry spin on the classic glass slipper tale, the Riverside Hotel offers a free stay for pets whose paws fit the prints fixed in the hotel’s historic tile

The celebrated Riverside Hotel is now extending its 75 years of timeless hospitality to man’s best friend with the unleashing of its “Paw Print” promotion. Along with the introduction of their new “Pet Perks” pampering amenities, the hotel is offering a deal to the owners of any pooches whose paws fit “pawfectly” into the tile prints set in place decades ago.

The tiles used throughout the Classis Tower of the Fort Lauderdale hotel were made in Mexico in the 1930s, and after they were placed outside to dry, local animals, including dogs, walked over the pieces. The markings left by those animal paces remain at the hotel today, seemingly waiting for a lucky paw to come along.

With the “Paw Print” special, a paw print match scratches off the additional $75.00 charged for a pet’s stay! But all pups, regardless of the size and shapes of their paws, are welcome to pampering with the Riverside’s new, complimentary pet perks which include:

Doggie treats;
A water/food bowl with a bowl holder and place mat;
Doggie bed;
Waste bag holder and waste bags;
Pet toy.

As the only hotel located on Ft. Lauderdale’s most famous (and pet friendly) thoroughfare, Las Olas Boulevard, the Riverside Hotel’s “Paw Print” promotion is available on travel through December 31, 2012. From canine contour shops and the nearby dog beaches, to the Riverside Hotel’s weekly “Canine & Cocktails” event, pooches and patrons alike are sure to enjoy this “four-paws up” family vacation. The “Canine & Cocktails” event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Sundays in Preston’s Courtyard, features 50% off drinks and appetizers for people, while pets enjoy complimentary water and treats.

For reservations call 1-800-325-3280 and ask for the “Paw Print” promotion or visit under the packages tab. For more information on pet friendly places on or around Las Olas Boulevard visit

The offer is valid on travel through 12/31/2012. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Offer applies to new bookings only and is subject to availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Hotel cancellation policies apply.

About the Riverside Hotel:

The historic Riverside Hotel, currently celebrating its 75th anniversary, is located in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, as the only hotel on the city’s prestigious Las Olas Boulevard. Opened in 1936 by the Wells family, who also developed the Boulevard, the Riverside Hotel is both luxurious and laidback, mixing Caribbean style with old Florida charm. The 12-story property features 214 guestrooms inclusive of 6 suites accentuated by Tommy Bahama®-styled design elements, vintage décor, as well as the most discriminating detail – sweeping views overlooking the city skyline, Atlantic Ocean and New River. Amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool; a fitness room; complimentary wireless internet; a marina with boat dockage space, accommodating vessels up to 150 ft.; more than 11,000 sq. ft. of indoor banquet/meeting facilities; and outdoor catering venues ranging from 800 sq. ft. – 20,600 sq. ft. The hotel also houses several dining options including Preston’s Wine & Martini Lounge located in the main lobby, the Golden Lyon Vintage Pub, and Indigo, a neighborhood restaurant where patrons can choose to sit within its comfortable dining room or dine al fresco along Las Olas Boulevard. Guests of the Riverside Hotel can now earn Stash Hotel Rewards points. It is also a pet friendly hotel. The Riverside Hotel is located at 620 East Las Olas Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, just minutes from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Broward County Convention Center, Port Everglades and the sandy white beaches of Fort Lauderdale. For additional information and booking please visit

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