Lonely Planet Writer

Pampered pooches: luxury pet hotels on the rise in Florida

Doggy day out
Doggy day out. Image by Gloria / CC BY 2.0

The memory foam beds, flat-screen TVs and luxury spa treatments would be enough of a treat for most humans, but at the 130-room Posh Pet Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, it’s dogs and cats that are checking in at the front desk. The hotel opened in April and joins a growing number of luxury hotels in Florida that are specifically designed for four-legged guests. At the Chateau Poochie, dogs can enjoy the benefits of a fitness room with a personal trainer. Meanwhile, over at the Lauderdale Pet Lodge, dog pools complete with fountains ensure that Fido can relax in style. Designers at the Posh Pet Hotel tried to think of everything a doting pet owner could desire, with features including nighttime belly rubs, bedtime stories and a menu of filet mignon and salmon.  Room rates range from $49 a night to $120 a night for the presidential suite. Read more: miamiherald.com