Santa Paws is coming to Kimpton

Santa Paws is coming to the Kimpton Hotels across the country on Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, so get your doggies ready to pose for photos with Santa!

“Santa Paws is bringing holiday cheer to our two- and four-legged guests and neighbors,” said Niki Leondakis, president and chief operating officer, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.  “Pet patrons always receive special pampering at Kimpton, which is why we want to offer them this special way to celebrate the season.”

Service and Pets at Kimpton

Kimpton Hotels are known for their exceptional service and pet friendly atmosphere. As the first full-service hotel company to welcome pets, Kimpton has no limit on the quantity of dogs allowed, and amazingly there is no additional charge for pets! So that means you can bring your four Border Collies, three Great Danes, two Chihuahuas, and a Yorkie in a pear tree - all for free, isn’t that Grreat!

Guest doggies at Kimpton Hotels, also known as VIP (Very Important Pet), will find their names written on a dog announcement board, along with refreshments, and an exceptionally friendly and dog loving staff. Rooms include pet bowls and comfy pet beds, with leashes and poop bags available at reception. Many hotels even have a Director of Pet Relations, hotel canines who welcome guests with an enthusiastic wag, help the concierge make suggestions for local pet-friendly hot spots, and who make celebrity appearances at events for local animal organizations.

Santa Paws in town

Santa Paws is an opportunity for Kimpton hotels to get involved and partner with local organizations that include: Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals, Washington Humane Society, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Baltimore SPCA, Operation Kindness, Humane Society of Vero Beach and River County, PAWS Atlanta, Aspen Animal Shelter and Aspen Valley Horse Rescue, Ginger’s Pet Rescue, Oregon Humane Society and San Francisco SPCA.

This year the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco has partnered with the San Francisco SPCA for their Santa Paws event. A suggested donation of $20, which benefits the San Francisco SPCA, will get visitors warm fuzzy feelings for helping animals in need, and two photographs taken by a professional photographer printed on-site, and presented in an SPCA holiday greeting card. There will be holiday refreshments, pet treats and toys to keep you and your pets happily entertained! “We are all excited about this year’s Santa Paws event,” says Peter Dyckes, Director of Sales & Marketing at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, who also plans to spend the weekend at the hotel with his family and new Yorkie puppy.

Santa Paws is free and open to the public. Although some locations, such as San Francisco, will have a professional photographer on site, it is recommended that owners bring cameras to capture a photo of their pet in Santa’s lap.

Santa Paws Locations

Santa Paws will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in hotel lobbies on Dec. 11 and 12, 2010, at the following Kimpton hotels:

Alexis Hotel (Seattle, WA); Cypress Hotel (Cupertino, CA); EPIC Hotel (Miami, FL); Eventi Hotel (New York, NY); FireSky Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, AZ); Hotel Allegro (Chicago, IL); Hotel Marlowe (Cambridge, MA); Hotel Monaco (Alexandria, VA); Hotel Monaco (Baltimore, MD); Hotel Monaco (Washington, DC); Hotel Monaco (Denver, CO); Hotel Monaco (Portland, OR); Hotel Monaco (Salt Lake City, UT); Hotel Palomar (Atlanta, GA); Hotel Palomar (Dallas, TX); Hotel Palomar (Philadelphia, PA); Hotel Palomar (Westwood, CA); Hotel Solamar (San Diego, CA); Sir Francis Drake Hotel (San Francisco, CA); Sky Hotel (Aspen, CO); The Muse (New York, NY) and Vero Beach Hotel & Spa (Vero Beach, FL).

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To read about the cute yorkies in this post check out this blogpost Tiffany The Yorkshire Terrier 

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