As the 2012 Pet Friendly Hotel of the Year award winner and host hotel for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show,New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania has prepared exclusive ‘Five-Paw’ services to welcome over 500 canine participants for the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show which will take place on February 13th and 14th, 2012 at Madison Square Garden, directly across the street.
“No one caters to Westminster visitors as well as the Hotel Pennsylvania,” said Jim Flynn, General Manager/All Dog’s Best Friend at the Hotel. “From the moment you check-in, you are greeted with commemorative postcards, dog treats, and pet-friendly staff. And with all of our exclusive events ranging from doggie marriages to an opera singer, it’s easy to see why we are ‘top dog’ when it comes to Westminster service and location.”
To mark the 2012 event, the Hotel has setup a variety of exclusive daily events and amenities, including: the largest 24/7 in-door doggie spain all of New York. featuring exclusive treadmills just for the contestants, bathing/beauty parlor/salon, dog grooming/comfort station, canine gym, walking area, and even his and hers relieving area, as well as a canine masseuse and animal communicator, and doggie concierge.
Special events begin Friday Febryary 11th with a live Westminster Kennel Club broadcast satellite feed from the Hotel’s Lobbywith 2011 Westminster Dog Show participants (11am-2pm EST). This will be followed by the official Pre-Westminster Fashion Show & Gala (7pm-midnight EST), featuring a celebrity/canine Fashion Show, award ceremony, and 4 dog couple marriage ceremonies. The Hotel will all receive the 2012 “Pet Friendly Hotel of the Year” award that evening.
Saturday February 11th will feature a Pet Writing Conference where attendees can meet and network with the top people in the Publishing and pet industries (7am-5pm EST), before a live radio broadcast of the popular pet show Talkin Pets with Jon Patch'(5pm-8pm). The three-hour live broadcast will feature celebrity and Dog Show guest interviews.
Sunday February 12th, Hotel guests to relax before the Show, a’Yappy Hour’ Book Reading & Dog Training Demo on Sunday from 2pm-3pm, featuring author Maureen Sullivan to hear from the award-winning book, Custard and Mustard. Natural Balance will showcase training tips for dogs using Natural Balance treats.
From 7pm-midnight, the American Canine Education Foundation (ACEF) & the Senior Conformation Judges Association (SCJA) will host their 29th Annual Buffet Reception & Dance.
Finally New YorkMetropolitan Opera star Janet Hopkins will serenade opera-loving AKC Grand Champion Sweetbriar’s Ecco D’Oro with an Italian aria “O Mio Babbino Cane” on Monday February 13th from 1pm-1:30pm. Ecco is a Spinone Italiano breed.
New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania offers special room rates for Westminster guests with dogs and those without dogs. The Hotel is located at 401 7th Ave.(at 33rd St.), New York, NY 10001. For more information call 212-736-5000 or 800-223-8585 (toll-free) or go online to www.hotelpenn.com.
Source: New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania