Friday, April 20, 2012

The Pooch Hotel Comes to Hollywood

If you're anything like us, the current state of the economy has made you tighten the belt a bit and cut down on extravagances. But for those of you with a little expendable income and a furry friend you love to pamper, we thought we'd let you in on the latest pet indulgence — The Pooch Hotel.

You spend your vacations in the lap of luxury, getting spa treatments and other excesses. Why not give your pet the same? On Saturday, May 5, the five-star hotel and doggie daycare is opening in Hollywood, California. Each custom suite has glass doors, TVs, webcams and luxury bedding. The hotel also features an exercise pool, size-based playgrounds and a SPAW (a just for dogs spa) that includes massages, aromatherapy, paw-dicures and facials.

There is also a healthcare component, the Pooch Hotel Club, that offers holistic diet plans, nutrition management and treadmills. With an eye towards a low carbon Paw-print, Pooch Hotel uses Energy Star-rated purification systems and incorporates lots of natural lighting. And, of course, all canine guests will be supplied with round-the-clock water, scheduled feedings, access to vets and attention to any special needs.

LA's Pooch Hotel is the fourth in the chain, with two others in Chicago and one in Sunnyvale, California. It is the brain-child of Robin Tomb, an ex-Silicon Valley techie and owner of a Jack Russell Terrier. She said, “Pooch Hotel has gone to great lengths to deliver a higher level of quality, personalized services in a safe, eco-friendly environment. As a frequent traveler and someone who is very particular about the care of my dogs, I understand the importance of knowing your pet is safe and comfortable while you’re away. I’m thrilled that dog owners in Hollywood will have a five-star boarding option the next time they head to work or leave town.”

The Pooch Hotel starts accepting guests on Saturday, May 5, with a weekend-long grand opening celebration that will included tours, prizes and photos with your four-legged friend. To find out more visit

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