The hotel industry has long recognized the pet humanization trend. But a growing number of hotels are going beyond just being pet friendly and offering new, high end pet services.
According to the LA Times article Dog-friendly luxury hotels in Southern California go gourmet, some hotels are adding fancy dining options for their canine clients. Key quote:
"Chefs at some of America's toniest hotels have hunkered down in their kitchens to create pets-only room-service delights: ranch-raised New Zealand venison, steak and eggs scrambled with aged Tillamook cheddar, wild Chinook salmon with brown rice."
And if your dog is stressed from all this fine food, what better way to relieve tension than a massage. Key quote on this doggie offering from the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara:
" ... another amenity the resort offers visiting pets: in-room massages ($120 for 30 minutes). The lights were lowered, candles were lighted and a massage technician focused on letting Darby experience "complete renewal from head to paw," according to the hotel brochure."
I long ago quit being surprised at the unusual pet related things people will spend money on. But come on now, $120 for a 30-minute doggie massage!?