Saturday, May 12, 2007

Only in California: Luxury Hotel For Pets Opens In San Francisco

Now this is freaky! Excuse the pun, but there's no "ruffing" it at the Wag Hotel, a pets-only property that's having a grand opening ceremony today in San Francisco. Wag Hotel is the four-legged equivalent of the Four Seasons --complete with massage spa, swimming pool, flat-screen televisions, couches and Web cams so owners can log in on their furry friends. Rooms have epoxy-coated floors so housekeepers can use mild, organic cleaners that won't sicken sniffing beagles and bassets.

Their feline guests stay in our 40-room, two-story Cat Condominium, surrounding a pristine tropical fish tank - perfect for both stimulating play and tranquil catnaps. Here every guest enjoys a room with a view, a private bath, and individual attention from trained staff. And of course, there's plenty of catnip to go around!

Individual rooms are available for small, medium and large sized dogs, guests with roommates and those who prefer to stay in the more luxurious accommodations. All of the 238 (yes, that's right 238) rooms are designed with windowed doors and ‘wag cam’ real-time online monitoring is available. Luxury suites offer spacious rooms, raised bedding, artwork, a flat-screen television and ‘wag cams.’

A boutique sells $80-dollar ceramic water bowls, gourmet treats, designer shampoo, and even nonalcoholic doggie beer.

The first Wag Hotel opened in Sacramento, Sunnyvale and now the San Franscisco location. First class customer service is imbedded in the Wag Hotel philosophy. During their stay, all guests are provided with two daily-supervised playtimes, around-the-clock monitoring, as well as care and attention to any special needs requests. A 10,000-squarefoot landscaped roof is available for outdoor walks. Upgrades are available that includes on-site spa services (pedicures, facials and grooming), private walks, masseuse and supervised swimming in an indoor pool.

You have just got to see this place. Heck, with all those amenities, I think I'd like to stay there on my next trip to Northern California!