After a long day of lounging in a resort room at the Trump National Doral, your dog might be hungry. But no worries. He or she can just “bark at” extension 2132 for room service.
A bottle of Fiji water, roasted sirloin with brown rice and an organic Big Woof bone for dessert are all available to order — for about $61 including tax, service and delivery charges. The menu, which was implemented in June, also accommodates cats.
“People that come here don’t just come here for a night, they come for three, four nights. And most of the time people don’t want to leave their pets behind; they are part of the family.” David Feder, general manager of Trump National Doral.
“So we want to make it accessible for everyone. Why shouldn’t the pet have the same amenities as their owners? Why shouldn’t the pet get special treatment as well?”
As part of the resort’s pet-friendly policies, dogs will be pampered if traveling with their humans for a $250 service fee. The charge goes toward steaming and sanitation services when a guest with a pet checks-out. An additional cleaning fee will be assessed if your dog or cat leaves a stain in the room.
Some of the amenities include:
▪ Two bowls for food and water;
▪ A Trump brand water bottle;
▪ Organic snack sticks;
▪ Trump branded chew toy (cotton rope), which “promotes healthy teeth and gums,” according to hotel staff;
▪ A Trump dog tag;
▪ A bone-shaped doggie pick-up bag holder with bags inside to clean up after your pet;
▪ A large paw-printed pet blanket and a plush bed.
“The plush, comfortable upholstery ensures maximum coziness,” said spokeswoman Paula Gomez. “The bed comes in different sizes, depending on the dog. There is a 50-pound maximum weight limit for pets with the exception of service dogs.”
And the resort has an in-house embroiderer, where the dog tags and blankets can be customized and be taken home to treasure forever.
The pampered pets also get their own bone-shaped “Do Not Disturb” sign to let housekeeping know they want the utmost privacy.
The pets can be walked at any of the outdoor trails available on property, although they cannot go on the golf course or near the pools. Resort staff provides complimentary car service to Trails & Tails Park, which is a five minute drive from the resort on 116th Avenue and 50th Street.
In 2014, about 75 dogs enjoyed the resort’s services. However, hotel staff expect more this year because the resort’s renovations have been completed.
“Yes, many hotels accept pets, but they don’t go above and beyond to make the pet have the same luxury as the rest of the family,” Feder said. “Why not have them be pampered too?”