By Emily Randolph, owner of Happy Lady Books and an award-winning author of children’s books for luxury hotels and resorts, as well as the author of the ‘It’s a King’s Life‘ kids’ book series about very special, dog-friendly places.
Famous celebrities may be fans of the Mandarin Oriental, but now the hotel group’s furrier clientele have something to bark about! The Mandarin Oriental in Atlanta has announced a luxurious new pet ‘MOpup’ dog program – and it’s truly something to bark about!
For a sweet start to their stay, pets are welcomed upon arrival with organic bone-shaped cookies prepared by the hotel’s pastry team. In the guestroom, pets are treated to a cozy bed, water bowl, doggie dental kit (hurrah for sweet-smelling breath!) and a variety of play toys. The in-room ‘MOpup’ dining program offers a selection of special pet-friendly dishes, such as Grilled Steelhead Salmon with Roasted Asparagus and Glazed Carrots, and Dry Aged Beef Tenderloin with Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes and Peanut Butter Biscuits. Yum! Maybe Fido will allow you to have a nibble, too.
We might like this the best of all given our love of travel: for guests looking to spend some quality time with their pets, the hotel’s English Garden has a dedicated pet-friendly seating area, perfect for relaxing and enjoying cocktails. Pets can explore all of the hidden nooks in the English Garden and also try a non-alcoholic peach flavored ‘MOcktail’ or a coconut water-infused ‘Melon Puptail.’ Pet owners will also receive an ‘Explore FANtastic Atlanta’ map to discover the best pet-friendly places in the city, including the popular walking trails in nearby Chastain Park. The hotel’s concierge team can provide recommendations on Atlanta’s top dog-sitters, grooming services, 24-hour veterinary services, pet hot spots and pet retailers.
Available for purchase are ‘MOpup’ Hoodies designed with the slogan, ‘Keep Calm and Carry Treats.’ Pet turndown service is also available. What more could a pup ask for? He or she will certainly become a fan, too, after sampling this great new MOpup program.