Monday, March 5, 2007
Hotels going to the dogs!
Lily was born in July 2000 and started working at Denver's Hotel Monaco two months later. Last week, she retired.
The Jack Russell terrier was the hotel's first "Director of Pet Relations." She spent six years greeting four-footed guests (the hotel allows them) and putting smiles on the faces of pet owners pining for beloved pooches back home.
Lily may be doggone, but her duties will be taken over by a 4-month-old golden Shih Tzu named Georgie.
Doggie goodwill ambassadors are a trend at Kimpton. The 5th Avenue Suites, now The Hotel Monaco Portland, has just tabbed a 4-year-old yellow Labrador named Art to be its pet relations top dog. Art was chosen in a competion that included fashion, talent and bark-off segments and benefited the Oregon Humane Society.
I've heard there are other hotel dogs out there. Raise your paws and tell us where else we can pet a pooch in the lobby!