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Fancy Hotel for Fanciful Felines


Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotels just opened two locations. Longcroft, the original luxury hotel service for cats, has a long line of hotels, and is excited for the opening of the Braintree location. Jo, a cat owner who loved the service offered for her cat at the Welwyn Garden City location, contacted the Longcroft team and opened her own hotel in the growing chain. Located in Braintree, Essex, the hotel is only 15 minutes from the Stansted Airport. It’s also close to Bishop’s Stortford, Chlemsford, and Colchester. Though it is close to civilization, the hotel is located on a acre of land filled with nature that’s sure to entertain guests. The Grand opening party that took place Sunday, March 22 was a huge success, and the six luxury heated suites offered are generally filled daily.

Opening last Saturday, March 28, was the Southport location! The owner, Harvey Summers, has built this hotel in his Birkdale home’s beautiful garden. The hotel is surrounded by nature, abundant wildlife, and mature trees. This hotel is less than an hour from the Liverpool Airport. Ideally, this location is for cats residing in the Lancashire and Greater Manchester area. The Southport Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel offers five luxury heated suites.

The first Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel was launched by Abi Purser, a cat owner struggling to find suitable accommodations for her beloved pet. Norman, her cat, was sadly missing all the premium cattery action. In 2010, the doors opened at Abi’s first boutique in Welwyn Garden City. Since it’s launch, the company has grown rapidly, and spread all over London and the South East. The detail-oriented business woman has built a wonderful and luxurious company that offers outstanding service. Testimonials alone show how the service offered at any Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel is unmatched and one-of-a-kind.

I have used Longcroft Cat Hotel St Albans for the first time and I was so impressed with the excellent service and cleanliness of the rooms that I would recommend it to any cat owner. Ollie loved his little bed and when I collected him he was calm and looking very clean and smart. Gill obviously adores cats and made him feel at ease during his stay. Thank you Gill and a big kiss from Ollie.” – Pat Cleer

Though Longcroft hotels are imitated all over the globe, they are unrivaled. Each luxury heated suite comes with its own bed, elegantly made from wrought iron and topped with the softest pillows. The suites include a personal exercise area for guests; a themed garden. These uniquely decorated, 5-star suites are also spacious, allowing for up to three cats of the same family to stay together. Larger families are accommodated too – with interconnecting suites that can house up to six furry family members!

Guests can order off the gourmet A La Cat menu, and be served on quality bone china. Chefs prepare fresh food, and staff is ready to meet whatever food needs and medication needs your cat may have. There are also staff who are only employed to entertain and play with the guests at the hotel. They offer top-notch grooming services and take sanitation seriously as well. The place was designed to give owners peace of mind, and make for the happiest of kitties. Kittens, seniors, rescue cats, or pedigrees will all enjoy their stay at a Longcroft.

No matter what Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel you decide to check your feline friend into, know that there will be a maximum of nine suites. This ensures that your cat will get the one-on-one attention and individual care it deserves, and is used to getting at home. The limited amount of spaces though means that rooms fill up fast! Suites are generally booked months in advance. If you’re looking into booking a room, hurry! The Maldon Standard covered the grand opening if the Braintree location here, while Bored Panda assembled a lengthy slideshow of cats living the good life, that features the hotel. Cambridge news reported on the opening of the Royston location here. Would you check your cat into a Longcroft hotel? Ever put your cat up in a cattery for the night? We’d love to hear your stories in the comments! Rate, share and subscribe to keep up to date on the latest in luxury.

03/05/14 Cat hotel opens in Royston

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Photo Credits: longcroftcathotel.co.uk/suites, luxurylaunches.com, acidcow.com, cambridge-news.co.uk

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