Hotel Pet Mascots Everyone Will Love
Sometimes the best welcome a hotel can offer is a wagging tail or the brush of soft fur, and a few hotels and resorts are making their properties feel more like home with resident pets that serve as mascots. From dogs and cats to penguins and alpacas, there is a menagerie of lovable mascots below.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Fairmont Hotels feature canine ambassadors like Bixby and Gibbs, who can be found at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. Other famous Fairmont pets include a black lab, Carly Copley, who catches rides on bell carts at the Copley Plaza in Boston, and Stanley, a guide-dog school dropout, who plays at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Set in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the tony town of Aspen, the Hotel Jerome is an iconic and historic hotel first opened by Macy’s co-owner Jerome Wheeler in 1889. You’ll find Rocky, a Bernese mountain dog, tooling about. You’re welcome to take him for a walk around town or a hike in the mountains as well.
The Ritz-Carlton Ambassa-dogs
Ritz-Carlton properties around the world have ambassa-dogs, including Bachelor Gulch’s Saint Bernard, Bachelor, and Bernese mountain dog, Scout.
The Peabody Hotel
The Peabody in Memphis is famous for its Duck March featuring five mallards who call the hotel home. Dating back to 1940 and led by the Peabody Duckmaster, the red carpet walk is a favorite, taking place at 11 am and 5 pm every day. When not strutting their stuff, the ducks live in a rooftop home with a replica of the hotel for nesting, a fountain with a duck sculpture spitting water and a “grassy” lawn.
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
While you’re riding horses, hiking through a nature park and kayaking the Colorado River, you can also meet the resident alpacas, Yogi and Booboo, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines near Austin, Texas.
In addition to Yogi and Booboo, you are also likely to meet resident longhorns, ponies and more since this resort has a full-fledged collection of furry friends.
Who needs to just sit on a pony when you can sit on a real longhorn?
In the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee is a luxury, intimate boutique property nestled on 4,200 acres. The property is home to Lagotto Romagnolo truffle-hunting dogs. When they have puppies, it is cuteness overload no child or adult can withstand. These fluffy dogs aren’t the only animals on the property. There are sheep, horses and chickens — this is a farm, after all!
The Algonquin Hotel Times Square
The historic Algonquin Hotel in New York City has been called the Cat Hotel because not only does it welcome cats as guests, it has had a purr-fect cat in residence since 1923. The first cat’s name was Billy, but today, Hamlet is the kitty of the house, named for Algonquin’s famed former resident John Barrymore’s greatest stage role.
The Palms Hotel & Spa
When visiting tropical Miami Beach, introduce the kids to tropical fowl known as Sunshine and Chance, the resident macaws at The Palms on Collins Avenue. You’ll find the colorful duo sitting outdoors in the hotel’s tropical gardens.