IHG Hotels & Resorts announced it would celebrate National
Dog Day on August 26 by easing the stress of traveling with dogs this summer at
several of its Staybridge Suites properties.
As part of the National Dog Day festivities, Staybridge
Suites is offering a ‘Paw-Parent Getaway’ for stays booked in the United States
through September 30. At participating properties, travelers will receive 1,000
bonus IHG One Rewards points per night and 20 percent off their pet fee.
In addition, IHG revealed that select properties would host
a unique ‘Dog Days of Summer’ happy hour experience, complete with toys,
treats, dog-friendly ice cream and a malt-barley beer concoction made just for dogs.
The Dog Days of Summer events occur every Wednesday
throughout August from 5:30 to 7 p.m. local time. Visitors can take advantage
of the part at Staybridge Suites locations in Greenville and Florence, South
Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Great Falls, Montana; Rapid City, South
Dakota; and Sioux City, Iowa.
IHG also revealed that a recent
survey found that dogs are the most popular pet in the United States, with
over 86 million households counting a four-legged companion as part of their
family. However, 26 percent of pet owners said the biggest challenge is finding
suitable care for their furry friends when traveling.
Earlier this summer, IHG announced the launch of a new mobile
product feature, dubbed
IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect. The new internet feature will automatically connect
IHG One Rewards members to Wi-Fi upon arrival at more than 5,000 of the
company’s hotels around the world. The feature is available through the IHG One
Rewards mobile app for iOS and Android users.
For the latest travel news, updates and deals, subscribe
to the daily TravelPulse