All pooches welcome: Celebrate International Dog Day in Australia with IHG
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All pooches welcome: Celebrate International Dog Day in Australia with IHG

August 21, 2019 // Franchising.com // Australia - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) is extending its hospitality to four-legged guests at select bars & restaurants across Australia from today until the end of September.

Aussies can honour International Dog Day with their pooch at IHG’s key bars and restaurants – whether it’s enjoying a beverage at luxury hotel bar The Atrium at InterContinental Hotel Adelaide, or sipping on a puppy-cino at Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific’s Florida Beach Bar.

For the ultimate pooch pampering session, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley’s Ubika Spa is offering complimentary treatments for one-day only. Hotel guests as well as day-time visitors can choose from either the “Ubika Couple’s Massage”, a 10-minute massage for both pup and their human or the “Puppy Pamper by Ubika”, a 5-minute back, shoulder and head massage exclusive to four-legged guests only.

If a holiday is how dog-owners want to pamper their pooch for the special occasion, voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley has pet-friendly rooms that are fitted with everything needed for a relaxing weekend away across a 28-hectare estate. Pets can dine with their owners on the hotel’s pizzeria patio and even select treats from a dedicated pets’ menu.

  • Ruwan Peiris, IHG’s Head of Operations, Australasia, commented: “Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world – and the hospitality industry is becoming more open to catering to canine companions – we invite all Aussies to celebrate the day and continue to do so until the end of September. All pooches are welcome!” It’s a win-win for dog owners and non-dog owners; dog-owners can wine and dine at a luxury hotel bar with their pooch, and for non-dog owners who want to find the best bars to pat some very good dogs – IHG has them covered, too.

Where to celebrate International Dog Day across IHG from 26 August – 30 September:

  • voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley: Epoche Bar Pizzeria
    Dogs can check-in with their owners and enjoy the entire grounds across a 28-hectare estate. The property includes two luxury accommodation rooms with private courtyards, so dogs can spend the night with home-made puppy treats on the menu.
  • voco™ Gold Coast: Social House Cabana
    As Gold Coasters love brekky, Social House Cabana will be dog-friendly every Friday and Saturday during breakfast hours (7am - 11am). Every dog will receive a treat from the Executive Chef - his dog-friendly beef jerky snacks will leave guests barking for more.
  • InterContinental Adelaide: The Atrium
    Specially-made InterContinental dog biscuits and dog water bowls will be available at this luxury hotel’s bar.
  • Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley: Gazebo courtyard
    From 3 - 6pm on weekdays and 12 - 5 pm on weekends, dogs will be welcomed with a house-baked dog treat, water bowls and dog parking, with an additional snack menu available on arrival for purchase. A pizza and local cider matched menu will be available for all dog (and non-) owners.
  • Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley: Ubika Spa
    Indulge in a couple’s massage for both dogs and their owners. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley’s Ubika Spa is offering complimentary spa offerings for one-day only (on August 26, 2019). Guests as well as day-time visitors can choose from either the “Ubika Couple’s Massage” – a 10-minute massage for both pup and their human or the “Puppy Pamper by Ubika” a 5-minute back, shoulder and head massage for four-legged guests only. Dogs will receive complimentary treats, water bowls and chew toys, while dog-owners can celebrate with a delicious dog-themed food special and cocktails on the gorgeous lawn area.
  • Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific: Florida Beach Bar
    Florida Beach Bar will officially become dog-friendly indefinitely, with puppy-cinos and house made dog treats added to the menu, as well as water bowls and waste collection facilities placed around the venue during the hours of operation. Dogs will be welcome at all times, except for Saturdays from 8pm and Sundays from 4pm.

About IHG®

IHG ® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels ®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites®, Atwell Suites™ and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,700 hotels and nearly 856,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 400,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihgplc.com/media and follow us on social media at: www.twitter.com/ihgcorporate, www.facebook.com/ihgcorporate and www.linkedin.com/company/intercontinental-hotels-group

SOURCE IHG ® (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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