There would hardly be anyone who would not agree that dogs are the best companion a human can have. And to reward our loyal friends, Gurugram has opened its doors to the first ever dog hotel in India.
Critterati, which claims to be South Asia’s first luxury hotel for dogs, offers a huge bed with a velvet headboard, television and a private dog-flap leading onto a balcony.
The suites at this luxurious facility will cost around ₹4,500 ($70) a night.
Chief executive Deepak Chawla who opened the hotel in Gurugram to offer the wealthy an alternative to more down-at-heel facilities said, “No decent dog owner would want his dog to stay in those places.”
The dogs can enjoy a bath in the rooftop swimming pool and also get a spa done with ayurvedic massage oils.
There’s a vet on 24-hour call available in the hotel and a medical unit with an operating theatre is being built.
The dogs can play and bond in the play area.
The hotel has a dog cafe which serves rice & chicken, muffins, pancakes and ice-cream, with bacon and vanilla, a particular favourite, all that can be washed down with non-alcoholic dog beer from Belgium.
Chawla says in standard boarding hostels, animals can be left alone for long hours. “Here things are quite different. It starts from 7am with potty breaks, then breakfast, then again a potty break, then play sessions for around two hours, then swimming sessions, then again play sessions, plus time in the café,” he said.
Now that’s what we call awesome-pawsome.