The Ulti-Mutt Festive Feast: Hilton to Launch a Special Dog Menu this December
Pet parents will be able to play Santa Paws and treat their beloved pooches to an appetising howl-iday roast and christ-mutt pudding, with single mutt whisk(er)y to wash it all down
Devoted dog parents will delight at Hilton’s brand-new festive offering. Available in-room at 29 properties across the UK and Ireland, well-deserving dogs can feast on a festive three course menu, from the 3-31 December.
Developed with veterinary nutrition experts at DogFriendly, the spread begins with festive steak bites, followed by a turkey howl-iday roast, complete with all the trimmings: ‘pugs’ in blankets and seasonal vegetables. Hungry hounds can round off the meal with beef brisket christ-mutt pudding and white sauce, washed down with some single mutt whisk(er)y.
Following almost two years of social restrictions, over a third (36 per cent) of UK dog owners claim their pooch was their best pal throughout the pandemic and one in five (20 per cent) are specifically looking for dog friendly experiences.
In fact, UK dog owners are so mad for their mutts, that almost one in six (17 per cent) would only make social plans they could bring their dog to and would decline invitations they would have previously said yes to, such as holidays and social events, in order to stay in with their dog.
Golden Retriever stars of social media, Darcy, Boris and Lily (@darcy_boris_lily) sampled the menu at The Biltmore Mayfair, LXR Hotels & Resorts and gave it a big paws up!
Emma Banks, vice president of food & beverage strategy & development, Hilton, EMEA and dog mother to Lola the Teacup Maltese and Bella, a crossbreed rescue dog said: “We are delighted to give owners the chance to treat their beloved fur babies who have provided so much love and support over a tough couple of years. The festive period is for spending quality time with your nearest and dearest and indulging in delicious food and beverage, so why should our canine companions miss out. As a leader in dog-friendly hospitality, we are proud to continue our high level of service and ensure every dog has its (Christmas) day!”
Hilton offers beds and water bowls across 71 of its dog friendly hotels in the UK and Ireland, at our Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands.
To find out more visit explore.hilton.com/lp/dogmenu or join the conversation @TasteOfHilton
Notes to editors
- The survey* was conducted by One Poll in April 2021 and polled 2,000 UK dog owners
- The menu has been developed with veterinary nutrition experts, offering a warm welcome to you and your dogs. Visit dogfriendly.co.uk to find out more
- In the US, the global hospitality leader recently partnered with Mars Petcare, the world’s largest pet care company, to develop and deliver pet-friendly programme to ensure a “paws-itive” experience for travellers and their pets throughout their stay at Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites. Home2 Suites currently offers more than 500 pet-friendly hotels for travellers to choose from, in addition to more than 300 pet-friendly Homewood Suites locations.
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