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Puttin' on the Ritz for our furry friends

Organic gourmet meals, in-room massages, turndown service and spa treatments are just some of the amenities jet-setting canines can expect while home away from home.

There's no need to sacrifice luxury and style just because you're traveling with your pooch. If you really want to splurge, the following five hotels across the country offer luxurious pampering and relaxation for you and your four-legged best friend.


Gansevoort Park Avenue and
Gansevoort Meatpacking, New York City

Puttin' on the Ritz for our furry friends

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Well-heeled patrons flock to this hotel for its sleek and stylish atmosphere. Furry companions will enjoy the ambiance too, with its $125 "Pamper Your Pooch" package, including delicious dog treats, toys and signature hotel dog leash. Rates start at $395.


Hotel Lincoln, Chicago

Puttin' on the Ritz for our furry friends

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The luxury boutique hotel, in the quaint Lincoln Park neighborhood and situated near the Lake Michigan shoreline, aims to please canine guests with its "Bark in the Park" package offering amenities such as doggie turndown service, plush doggie beds, cookie treats, toys and a complimentary dog tag with the hotel's information (just in case your dog wanders off on their travels). Rates start at $189.


Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

Puttin' on the Ritz for our furry friends
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The luxurious Gold Coast hotel recently launched its "Waldorf Woof" program, offering a doggie picnic basket for you and your fellow canine — perfect for dining alfresco in one of the city's nearby parks (followed by a game of fetch, ball not included). The basket includes a portable dog bowl and freshly baked gourmet dog treats. Rates start at $395.


Sea Island, Georgia

Puttin' on the Ritz for our furry friends

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Pooches with first-class taste will relish Sea Island, a 5-star resort located on the coast of Georgia. If gourmet meals like organic beef tips braised in veal essence and slow-cooked turkey with brown rice don't have them hooked, then the doggie boot camp class and aromatherapy spa treatments will. Rates from $395.


Loews Don CeSar, St. Pete Beach, Florida

Puttin' on the Ritz for our furry friends

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This pet-friendly hotel on pristine St. Pete Beach goes out of its way to spoil the pups. Part of its Loews Loves Pets program, services include gourmet room service by award-winning chefs, massages by a professional canine massage therapist who will design a personalized treatment for Fido, rawhide bones, dog-walking routes and more. Rates from approximately $220.

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