Five-Star Hotel For Fido
It’s time to treat Rover to a luxury vacation. Dog owners everywhere can rejoice with the opening of Bellslea Hills Pet Hotel and Spa, the only five-star canine accommodation in the UK. Located in Ayrshire, Scotland, the resort is inspired by similar structures in Hollywood and Beverley Hills, but has its own unique features.
Will Aitken, 22, runs the establishment with Nannette, his mother. The hotel and spa is on the family farm, outside of Ayr. His siblings may also enter the business. According to Mr Aitken, his brother may return from school on the weekends to help out, and is unsure of his sister’s plans. Though the start-up was costly, the Aitken’s are sure of the plan. The luxury hotel and spa has already received oodles of inquires since opening. Will says,
“It’s a state-of-the-art establishment, one of the first of its kind as far as we’re aware, for people who are willing to pamper their pooches. We’ve never seen anything like this. Other dog kennels out there are not up to this standard.”
Bellslea Hills Pet Hotel and Spa certainly is high-tech and cutting-edge. The facilities are equipped with some of the most advanced features on the market. Each of the 28 rooms are tiled with heated floors! The temperature-controlled system design is ingenious; a small portion (about 25%) of the floor is left cold, in case Fido prefers a cooler temperature. Each suite also comes with a 32” flat screen TV. Not only will your pet be able to watch some daytime television, but the TVs contain a two-way audio system. You’ll be able to “talk” to your pet.
You’ll be able to keep an eye on your pets too. All the rooms have a web cam built into the TVs. These cameras have a 360 degree rotation and come with an infrared function, allowing for nighttime viewing. You can check on your pet 24/7 via a smart phone. The camera and other functions are controlled through the smart phone after logging on to the Bellslea Hills server. If you’re like most people, and have more than one pet, Bellslea Hills can accommodate multiple pets in the same suite, for an additional fee.
There’s plenty to do a Bellslea for your canine companion. There’s an exclusive indoor play area, made from hypoallergenic, artificial grass. There’s also a bone-shaped pool for pups to splash around in. Guests of Bellslea Hills are sure to have wagging tails at dinner time. All the meals are specially prepared for each dog’s taste preference. Whether your pet dines on dog food or only devours freshly cooked chicken, the staff will provide.
After a full day of exercising and running around, your pooch deserves to be pampered. The spa facility at Bellslea Hills is one-of-a-kind and lavish, featuring a sauna and special showers. Dogs will have a variety of shampoos and conditioners to choose from, including hypoallergenic options and different scents. The specials showers are wonderful, even for the most sensitive skin. The shower massages the user with aerating shower heads. After showering off, dogs are dried with gentle, warm air in a comfortable spa box. The spa is open for non-guest as well, says Aitken,
“If you’ve been down to the beach with your dog, or playing in a muddy field, you can pop along to use our spa facilities and have a peek at what else we can offer your precious pooch.”
A night at Bellslea Hills Pet Hotel and Spa costs about $44, with $29 for each extra family member in the suite. You can also snag a “double suite”, two inter-connected suites, for two dogs for the same price. Each additional pet is the same fee. They are open to the public from 10am to Noon and 2pm to 4pm. Check out all they have to offer, or contact them, on their website. Daily Mail covers this story, as well as Western Morning News. Would you check your pet in for a night in one of these swanky suites? Do you pamper your pets? We’d love to hear your stories in the comments down below! Remember to rate, like and share too!
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