5 Pet-Friendly Hotels In Asia That Will Treat Your Dog Like Royalty
As King Frederick of Prussia once said in 1789, “dog is man's best friend”—and that statement still rings true today. For many of us, dogs are part of our families; a loyal companion through the best and worst of times.
So it goes without saying that these beautiful creatures deserve their own special day—International Dog Day—which is celebrated annually on August 26. Show your appreciation for your pet with a cake (for dogs, of course), a new toy, or better yet, take him on a holiday—because to them, it’s your company that matters.
Check out our top picks for luxurious pet-friendly hotels in Asia that will give your pooch the five-star treatment he or she deserves.
1/5 Alila Anji, Zhejiang, China
Take your dog on a peaceful resort getaway overlooking a lake and lush bamboo groves at Alila Anji, the first pet-friendly Alila resort. Pet owners and their fur babies are welcome to check in to the spacious Lake View or Hill View villa—which boasts private terraces overlooking the lake or mountain—at no additional charge.
Taking a walk on the sprawling 66-hectare grounds? The resort has thoughtfully placed discreet pet litter stations for your convenience. For that extra pet-friendly touch, Alila Anji has also partnered with lifestyle brand Zee.Dog to ensure each villa is furnished with amenities like pet food, water bowls, and wet pads. There’s also a specialty room service menu featuring dog-friendly snacks like chew bones.
Find out more at alilahotels.com
2/5 Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel, South Korea
Give your pooch a “Gangnam style” holiday at Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel. Located in Seoul's most happening district, the hotel is also in close vicinity to several parks and the beautiful Hangang river, where you can take long luxurious walks with your dog.
As a part of its “Love That Dog” package, Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel offers a night's stay in the deluxe triple room with a balcony, as well as a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, stainless water and food bowls, a floor mat, and a complimentary welcome dog kit. At KR₩270,000 per night, it is only available for dogs below 10kg.
Find out more at marriott.com
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3/5 Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa, Hakone, Japan
Onsen lovers can finally truly relax, as Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa allows guests to bring their beloved fur babies with them. The hotel welcomes three pets up to 10 kilograms each, or one pet up to 30 kilograms for no additional fee.
Dog-friendly accommodations come in the option of the Deluxe Twin Room or Regency Executive Suite Twin, which boasts a dog shower, dryer and pet enclosure on the balcony. If you have to leave your dog in the room while you take a soak in the onsen, pet-sitting services are also available.
Find out more at hyatt.com
4/5 The Temple House, Chengdu, China
The third hotel in China’s The House Collective and a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, The Temple House in Chengdu is the perfect embodiment of the city’s rich heritage and laid-back lifestyle. Named after the nearby Daci Temple, the hotel is not only pet-friendly—it is also extremely passionate about animal welfare, as it supports conservation efforts at Chengdu’s Giant Panda Breeding Research Base and organises adoption days with a local dog rescue centre.
At The Temple House, your dog is free to roam (as long as they are leashed) the terrace and the cafe, where there are special cushion covers and an organic menu for both dogs and cats. The hotel also organises a Doga Yoga Day from time to time, so you can clock in a work out together.
Find out more at thetemplehousehotel.com
5/5 Capella Singapore
Capella Singapore is perfect for a staycation with your dog. Located on Sentosa Island, your pet can look forward to lots of playtime on surrounding beaches, while the one- and two-bedroom villas afford plenty of space to run around.
Pet amenities include a cushion and food bowl, and you can rest assured that your Capella Personal Assistant will take care of any additional needs. We hear there’s even a complimentary cake during your pet's birthday month. However, only dogs below six kilograms are permitted, and they are to be leashed and accompanied at all times in public areas.
Find out more at capellahotels.com
This story was originally published on Singapore Tatler
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