The word ‘vacation’ typically means one thing for Americans; it is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy. But for pet owners, vacation often means confronting the detested task of finding a suitable environment for the family pet – bridled with the guilt of leaving him or her behind. Now, the new Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel is offering pet owners the opportunity to enjoy a much needed break and they can travel with their favorite four-legged friend.
“At Sheraton we believe that people are at their best when they are connected to their family members and loved ones – including those with four legs,” said Director of Sales and Marketing Steve Spivak.“ By opening our hotel to pets, we’re giving guests the option to include their most loyal companions in their travels, removing the worry factor of leaving them behind.”
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel is scheduled to open in October 2008 and plans to pamper pooches by offering guests luxurious custom pet beds and other amenities, such as floor mats, food bowls, ID tags, and more. All guests checking in with a pet will receive a “welcome kit” to include information on nearby areas for exercise and other goodies to help make traveling with pets more enjoyable.
“As Arizona’s largest hotel and the largest hotel with a pet friendly policy, we are positioning downtown Phoenix as a major destination for animal lovers,” Spivak said.
And an animal friendly town it is with more than 30 dog parks located throughout the metro-Phoenix region. Pet owners may also enjoy a desert hike with their furry loved one, shop at one of the Valley’s many pet boutiques and bakeries, and even attend Thursday night ‘Yappy Hour’ where pets can meet and mingle at Three Dog Bakery.
But the downtown area is not only a fantastic find for your four-legged friend. The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel is located in the heart of the bustling Civic Plaza area, minutes away from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport, historic galleries and art museums, exciting shopping, bustling nightlife, and many of the Valley’s most notable restaurants.
So do these perks make Phoenix a pet lover’s heaven after all? You’ll just have to come and let Fido decide.
For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.sheraton.com/phoenixdowntown.