Since The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ opening in 2010, the resort has always been a dog-friendly hotel—any breed, any size welcome—but now, it’s taking its pet pampering to a new level.
“We were thinking about how we could enhance the benefits and amenities for dogs at our hotel. We know that dogs are often a part of the family for our guests and for ourselves,” says Marcus Lidey, Vice President of Hotel Operations at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “Sometimes dogs are in the room for a while so we were thinking of ways we could make this a better experience for the dog.”
After meeting with the team at Luxe Pet Hotels and checking out its 21,500-square-foot climate-controlled facility, which is located less than one mile from the hotel, Lidey says, “They have dog runs, shaded cabanas, and splash pads. And one of the really cool things that they do, which is super convenient for our guests, is they’ll actually come pick up your dog for you at the hotel, take it to the facility, and then drop it back off at the hotel.” Adding, “They create a similar guest experience for dogs that we do at our hotel for our guests.”
Your pooch is a No. 1 priority at The Cosmopolitan. Once inside your room, Fido will find a box from PupJoy. “It’s a really wonderful company that provides an amenity for your dog,” Lidey says. “There’s all-natural treats from companies like Scout & Zoe’s, a dog toy, and a collapsable water bowl from PetRageous that you can use to keep your dog hydrated when out on The Strip. And then of course, there’s a potty pad from Four Paws.”
But if you know you’re going to be out all day and the idea of keeping your pup kenneled inside the room makes you sad, that’s where Luxe Pet Hotels comes in. With 60 rooms, eight play areas (three indoor and five outdoor), and the option of a Standard or Celebrity Suite, your dog or cat will be left in great hands. “There is somebody with them at all times,” says Bobby Prunes, manager at Luxe Pet Hotels. The pets are divided by size (small, medium, large), have access to an on-call vet, grooming (haircut, anyone?), a spa (think masseuse), and more.
Since this is Las Vegas, you should probably opt to put your pooch in a Celebrity Suite. “They come with either human queen- or king-size beds and 42-inch TVs,” Prunes says. “And they have webcams as well so the parents can see their babies anytime they are in the Celebrity Suite.” Cats are kept on a separate floor and no matter what room your pet is in, food (chicken, ground turkey or beef) is included.
To get your fur baby ready for this over-the-top luxury experience (even Mariah Carey’s five Jack Russell Terriers have stayed here), they must have up-to-date vaccinations and pass a temperament test. Prunes says, “The well-being and safety of the pet is priority No. 1 for us. We want everybody to have a great time here.”
A charge of $50 plus tax per dog will be applied to your reservation at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Pricing varies but guests of the hotel receive a daycare rate of $65, which includes hotel pick-up and drop off. To learn more about traveling to this Las Vegas hotel with your dog, check out the resort’s dog-friendly program.