By Becca Husselbee
Hotels are now offering a five star experience for dog owners who can take their beloved pets with them on holiday.
Visitors to selected dog-friendly Mercure Hotels, including The Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel and Spa, are greeted with doggy popcorn on arrival and can choose from a dog-friendly menu including Salmon Sashimi, Beef Tartare and roast chicken dinner.
Guest’s four-legged friends also have has full access to hotel grounds.
Pampered pooches will also be provided with their own luxury bed for an extra £15 a night to stay with their loving owners.
The package is being offered at other Mercure hotels across the UK.
The dog food menu even comes with “tasting notes”, which tell pet owners the health benefits of each meal.
For instance, the steak tartare, which comes with seasonal fruits and vegetables and a herb dressing is grain free.
Pet Nutritionist at AniForte, Katrin Scholz, said: “The menus are fresh, healthy and human food grade so this special holiday dinner is a real treat but full of carefully considered nutrition as well.”
The dog-friendly hotel means fur babies don’t have to be left at home with 37% of people in the UK agreeing they would go on more trips if they could take their pets along with them.
Laila Abdin, Marketing Director Midscale Brands, UK & Ireland said: “We welcome a range of four-legged friends every day to enjoy our hotels and grounds.
We know how important pets are to our guests, and how hard it is to leave them behind so we hope that both canine and human guests will love the new menu.
“We love having dogs to stay at our pet-friendly properties, but of course also welcome humans too!”
Any dog owners hoping to treat their pet to the ultimate hotel dining experience will have to be quick as the menu is only on offer until the 31st of October.