Companion pooches are as common as roller bags among travelers in this day and age. But even when traveling with a smaller canine, jet-setters have fewer options when it comes to choosing a hotel, with properties having a laundry list of restrictions and excess charges. This rings especially true when venturing to a luxury destination like Palm Beach, Fla.
The Brazilian Court – a four-star Palm Beach hotel – has heard this sentiment from pet-owning guests for years, and they've finally decided to do something about it.
The luxury hotel has announced a brand new package for travelers who bring along dogs, called the "Bark Butler" package. Bark Butler offers an unrivaled series of perks, amenities and comforts, all focused on making sure travelers and their furry sidekicks feel welcomed and pampered.
Dogs are treated as royalty at The Brazilian Court when the Bark Butler package is selected — Photo courtesy of Brazilian Court
To start, you and your dog will receive a "BarkBox" upon check-in. Inside, a trove of dog goodies awaits (toys, treats, etc). Monogrammed food and water bowls, along with a doggy bed, are also provided.
To get those pups feeling prim and proper, they will be treated to three special spa services: a blueberry facial, Dead Sea salt scrub and a milk thistle paw soak.
Plus, one of the most awkward parts of bringing a pet along – bathroom breaks, if you will – is taken care of, with dog walking provided by the staff.
At this point, one may begin feeling bits of jealousy towards the pet, who has seemingly become the star of the show. Not so fast.
Guests will be privy to a $500 shopping spree on Worth Avenue, one of the most famed shopping districts in all the land. Pick yourself out a good outfit, as a photo session for you and the pet is on the itinerary. A photo book with 40 8-by-11 shots will be given as a memento of the occasion.
Believe it or not, the fun is still not over. A five-hour private cruise aboard the Casablanca makes the perfect time to bond with your privileged pooch. Both human and four-legged friend will enjoy the warm sun and cool breeze.
Travelers can arrange the Bark Butler package now through the end of 2015 by calling or visiting The Brazilian Court's website.
Be aware: Since this is a luxury resort on Palm Beach Island, the price tag may be of some shock. However, when you actually review the perks and bake in some value for peace of mind, the price looks a lot more reasonable.
As part of every Bark Butler package, The Brazilian Court will donate 5% to the local humane society, so guests can feel happy knowing they are giving back to the less fortunate dogs out there.
Grab your pet and head down to The Brazilian Court, the most pet-friendly hotel on Palm Beach Island.