New Australian Hotel Offers Limo Rides for Guests’ Pets
A new hotel near the airport in Melboune, Australia is offering a most unusual service for its guests, which makes sense as it is a most unusual hotel. Beginning July 1 at the sparkling new Hanrob Pet Hotel at Melbourne International Airport’s Tullamarine terminal, busy travelers will be able to transport their furry friends in comfort and style. The hotel promises limousine rides for pets in addition to other luxury “guest” services such as “ultimate luxury” dog and cat suites. The hotel is a kind of high-end pet boarding service that offers training and exercise programs, grooming sessions, scheduled playtime and other services.
The new hotel took five years and more than $4 million to build and is the second in the Hanrob chain of hotels catering to the pets of busy travelers. The first Hanrob pet hotel opened not long ago near the airport in Sydney and has been a hit with travelers. Their business plan is quite unique as they collect travelers and their pets in limousines, drop the humans and their luggage off at the airport and then transport the pets to the Hanrob to begin their hotel stay. There are specific suites for dogs with private courtyards, televisions and toys as well as “cat condos” designed specifically to cater to felines.
The new hotel is filling a niche for pet owners who want their furry friends to have a more enriching experience than those traditionally offered at pet boarding services. The pet hotels assuage the guilty consciences of owners who would prefer to take their animals with them but cannot for one reason or another. The pet hotel phenomenon is not limited to Australia. A company called Best Friends Pet Care Resort operates more than 40 pet resorts here in the U.S. and recently announced the opening of a 300-pet luxury hotel near Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Here at NLS Limo, we love our pets as much as anyone else, and it has been our privilege to transport many guests, furry and not-so-furry, in style and comfort over the years. If you need reliable, luxurious ground transportation in the Bay Area for yourself and/or your furry friends, just give us a call at 1-800-339-8936 to make a reservation. Since we excel at honoring our guests’ special requests, it would not be difficult at all for us to add water and food bowls to our guests’ limo experience. We might even throw in a dog treat or two! For these and other special requests to make your San Francisco limousine experience extra comfortable, please call us today!