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Our dogs have provided constant support to us throughout what has been an extremely testing year.
How would we have got through it without them? They’ve helped us through some tough times.
According to research by Hilton, the majority of us pet owners feel the pandemic would have been a lot harder to cope with if it had not been for our canine companions, with 86% of us crediting them for boosting our mood.
The research also revealed that 82% of us feel that our dogs have provided as much support as friends and family members.
They’re the unsung heroes of the pandemic, at least they are for us owners.
So as restrictions ease, it’s only right that we’d want to show our dogs how much we appreciate them by showering them in treats and some well-deserved TLC.
And what better way to do that than treating them to something delicious or whisking them away on a dog-friendly holiday?
When it comes to holiday planning, a third (27%) claimed they would specifically look for dog-friendly hotels to ensure their dog could join them a quarter (26%) claim they won’t travel without their pups at all.
In response, Hilton has unveiled Bone Appétit, a mouth-watering new dog menu to provide the nation with an easy way to show their canine pals they care.
The bespoke menu will be available to guests and their beloved pets across 32 of Hilton’s pet-friendly hotels in the UK and Ireland from May 17.
What’s on the menu?
Developed together with veterinary nutrition experts and approved by DogFriendly, who provide dog lovers with information on exploring dog-friendly hotels and restaurants throughout the UK - the canine-coveted menu consists of four ‘pup-tastic’ meal options:
- Beef Doguignon - Slow cooked beef brisket served with mashed potato, carrots, green beans, sweetcorn, broad beans and gluten-free gravy.
- Mutt Roast - Gluten-free tomato pasta, topped with mature cheddar cheese and roasted in the oven.
- Earl Greyhound - A calming blend of lavender, rose petals, lime flower and orange flowers. Perfect for anxious pooches recovering from long car journeys or staying away from home.
- Tailwagger Creek – A non-alcoholic wine infused with elderflower, nettle, ginseng, lime flower and black carrot.
Julie Baker, UK&I Vice President at Hilton and owner of a Border Terrier called Muttley, aged seven, said: “We are thrilled to launch our bespoke dog menu, Bone Appétit, across over 30 properties as a way to help pet owners give their furry family members a special reward post-pandemic.
“I cannot wait to treat Muttley to a hard-earned Mutt Roast and a little weekend away at our local Hilton!”
Hilton offers beds and water bowls across 74 of its dog-friendly hotels in the UK and Ireland, with brands including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton.
For more information on Hilton’s dog-friendly hotels and to see what other amenities are offered at participating hotels, visit Explore.Hilton.com.