A peek at an exotic doggy destination

A peek at an exotic doggy destination – The Kahala Hotel & Resorts, Hawaii

Picture a luxurious resort set on a secluded beach, packed with all that is required for a perfect holiday with loved ones. When we say loved ones, we mean all – family as well as sweet canine. The Kahala Hotel & Resorts in Hawaii has become a hot destination for bigwigs and their pets. Hollywood stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Cameroon Diaz have also spent a holiday at this exotic resort. And these stars keep coming back…with their darling pooches of course.

Vacation is a time to relax and enjoy, more so in the laps of the nature. The ‘Pampered Paws’ programme at the luxurious oceanfront Kahala Hotel & Resort, Hawaii, welcomes all paw-friends, treating them to the best of luxury and care. As Tim Lee, resort manager – The Kahala Hotel & Resort, puts it,

“Being a dog lover, I know how important a dog is to a family. It makes good sense for The Kahala to recognize the importance of this by showing our valued guests that we are a pet friendly hotel and welcome them and their dogs.” The grandeur and splendour of the resort adds to the experience, making it all the more memorable! The lush tropical gardens and the private lagoon with resident dolphins are the added attractions at the show. This legendary hideaway resort in Honululu’s plush Kohala district is a favourite with international royalty and celebrities.

Let’s see what does this pet-friendly hotel offers to our beloved pooches. The hotel staff greets all guests by their name, including the paw guest. Each one is welcomed with a flower lei and escorted to their room, loaded with all dog amenities. The pooches simply love the homemade and personalized peanut butter dog biscuits made by the hotel’s executive chef Wayne Hirbayashi. The guests don’t have to worry about carrying their pooch’s feeding bowl as there’s a custom-made dog bowl in Kahala blue and gold for them. And to give them a luxurious good-night sleep, there’s a custom designed dog bed. And what’s more, all these facilities are available for just $150 US, which is a non-refundable pet fee for cleaning the room after departure.

No wonder then that this resort has become a perfect choice for many pet lovers. “In the last month alone, we had about a dozen dogs check in to the hotel. Some people fly on private jets, some are local islanders who love to spend a weekend in our resort, along with their beloved dog. While, we have others who plan their trip a year ahead and complete all the necessary animal quarantine requirements. Our resort is quite popular with many celebrities who continue to return time and time again. Elizabeth Taylor and Cameroon Diaz are regular visitors to this resort,” told Lee.

So how do not-so-pet-friendly visitors at the resort react to paw guests? “To be perfectly honest, we have had ZERO complaints. In fact, our guests love to interact with dogs when they come around. The dogs also seem to love the attention they receive,” came a quick reply from Lee.

As fast as the wag of a tail, Hawaiian language becomes second nature to the pampered pet. The Kahala Hotel & Resort sets the canine standard of learning excellence for the pooch, making it one of the most pet-friendly luxury resorts in the world. Each guest gets a language guide so that they can work with the dog to learn commands in a new language – Hawaiian!

It’s a total fun n’ frolic experience at the Kahala. “Our guests are very happy with the Pampered Paws programme and love to enjoy holidays with their pets at Kahala,” Lee added. Totally mesmerising!

For more information, visit www.kahalaresort.com

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