Westminster Dog Fashion Show 2012, New York, at the New Yorker Hotel
NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The pet-friendly New Yorker Hotel (www.NewYorkerHotel.com) will welcome more than 200 dogs and owners as guests during the Westminster Dog Show next month.
This year there are two dog spa packages for Westminster guests and friends. The first is the Classic Dog Spa Package, priced at $50 per dog, which includes Jog A Dog(TM) treadmills exclusive to the New Yorker Hotel, grooming stations, blow dryers and indoor potty areas. Guests who book this package will also receive a special edition dog show publication, free of charge, along with complementary doggie treats and pet shampoo provided by participating sponsors.
The second is the Premium Dog Spa Package, priced at $75 per dog, which includes all the amenities of the Classic Dog Spa Package, plus access to bathing areas for the dogs.
“The New Yorker Hotel is in a position to really gain the attention of the Westminster Kennel Club 2012 Dog Show Competition enthusiasts,” said Glenn Merone, front office manager. “In order to exceed the expectations of guests visiting NYC for the dog show, and add value to their visit, we implemented the dog spa facility. This Canine Club Lounge offers bathing, grooming, in-door potty areas, and complimentary pet products for guests who have access to the lounge.”
Dog spa facilities will be fully operational on the evening of Wednesday, February 8, 2012. From Thursday – Monday (Feb. 9 – 13) the dog spa will be open from 6 am to 10 pm. On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the dog spa will be open from 6 am to 10 am. After 10 am, only the potty area will be available. Dates and times are subject to change. Please see the Front Desk for details.
Accommodations are still available during the Westminster Dog Show and begin at $229 per night. These special packages must be booked by phone.
The dog spa packages are not included the room rate. The dog spa package is per dog, per room and per stay. The package tickets are available for an additional $25 for each additional dog over the Premium Dog Spa Package. All package tickets are redeemed at the front desk upon check-in. Grooming and bathing services require a reservation with spa staff on premises.
Call the New Yorker Hotel Reservations Department at (866) 800-3088 to book rooms and request to add the Westminster Week Package amenities to the reservation.
Sponsors contributing to the event include Perfect Turf, LLC, who will be providing turf flooring for the potty areas; Jog A Dog(TM) which will be donating four doggie treadmills so that handlers can exercise their dogs; Isle of Dogs, which will be providing over 50 gallons of pet shampoo and conditioners, along with hundreds of packages of doggie treats, brochures and product catalogs; UltraLift, Inc., which will be providing four bathtubs for bathing dogs, along with two portable and two stationary grooming tables; Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. which will be donating dog treat samples; and Doll-McGinnis Publications, Inc., which will be providing complimentary dog show magazines. Additional sponsors may also be participating.
Transportation arrangements of dogs to the hotel from the major New York metropolitan airports (JFK/LaGuardia/Newark Liberty International) should be made by contacting New Yorker Rides – the hotel’s exclusive airport transportation service. New Yorker Rides staff urges guests to make their transportation reservations early in order to avoid any time delays or unavailability of service. Those interested in making Westminster transportation arrangements should call (646) 293-1658 x1658 and mention Westminster Week. Patrons can also email New Yorker Rides directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYC’s iconic New Yorker Hotel is an official hotel for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. For more information about The New Yorker Hotel, contact toll-free in the U.S. and Canada 800-764-4680 or visit http://www.NewYorkerHotel.com.
New Yorkie Runway Fashion Show
Adding to the excitement of the February festivities, the New Yorker Hotel will present the New Yorkie Runway Fashion Show on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 during Westminster pre-show excitement.
The New Yorkie Runway Fashion Show kicks off with a Red Carpet Cocktail Party at 5:30 pm before the four-legged models hit the runway at 7 pm. Tickets for the Cocktail Hour & Fashion Show are $55 per person. Fashion Show Only tickets are available for $25 per person (canine companions are complimentary). Tickets can be purchased online at www.NewYorkieRunway.com.
The legendary Voice of Westminster and author of the new book Angel on a Leash, David Frei, will be emcee this canine couture event with NYC’s New Yorkie(TM) pet apparel dressing the runway pups in its new Spring line. All proceeds from the New Yorkie Runway Fashion Show will benefit Angel on a Leash, a non-profit organization that creates therapy dog programs for hospitals and institutions (www.angelonaleash.org).
Schmitty The Weather Dog and Meteorologist Ron Trotta (the official weather team for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show) are among the New York personalities and celebrities who will be walking the runway with their pups to raise money for this important cause.
Last year’s New Yorkie Runway event welcomed glitz, glam and paparazzi excitement on the red carpet. To see a video clip of last year’s program, visit http://vimeo.com/31466115.
About The New Yorker Hotel
Conveniently located on 34(th) Street and Eighth Avenue – three blocks from the Jacob Javits Convention Center and across from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, The New Yorker Hotel is one of the largest art deco buildings in New York City. By nature, New York City is a ‘walking destination.’ Therefore, if guests of The New Yorker Hotel want to venture beyond their hotel home base, they can walk to Macy’s (one block), the Empire State Building (three blocks), Times Square/Broadway theater district (eight blocks) or Rockefeller Center (15 blocks). Even a walk to Central Park, Greenwich Village or Soho is only 20 blocks away.
For more information about The New Yorker Hotel, contact toll-free in the U.S. and Canada 800-764-4680 or visit http://www.NewYorkerHotel.com.
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