Poochie Pampering, Miami Style


While dog-ophiles in Los Angeles are able to pamper their pooches at the D Pet Hotel,  on the other coast, Fido is also guaranteed 5-star treatment. Guests of Mandarin Oriental, Miami <http://www.mandarinoriental.com/miami>  can follow in the footsteps and paw prints of Marley & Me characters John (Owen Wilson), Jenny (Jennifer Aniston) and Marley with an interactive guest and pooch getaway that offers a luxurious adaptation to the spirited movie storyline. In celebration of the premiere of Marley & Me on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, and the movie’s filming in the Miami area, Mandarin Oriental, Miami introduces “Marley & Me Miami Dog Days” package, including special pet accommodations, gourmet dining and play sessions with a pet butler.

For the humans, Mandarin Oriental is offering two-nights with an American breakfast, while man’s best friends can rest content on a plush pet bed and dine on special edible treats and bottled water from a food and water bowls on a bone-shaped place mat. The package also includes a one-on-one Training Date with certified dog trainer;  an afternoon fun on the hotel’s South Lawn with dog butler services to assist in delivery of refreshments and play items such as frisbees, tug ropes and ball; two-course, in-room dinner for guests and pet; once-daily pet walking services around the island of Brickell Key; and, of course, two Marley & Me movie tickets and a copy of the book by Josh Grogan

This “For the Dogs” package begins at $1,298 through April, with a slight dip in price during Miami’s hauter summer months.