Anyone with a pet knows how joyful that relationship can be, but scientific studies show that the unique bond we share with our pets tangibly benefits our physical health and emotional well-being. Pets help reduce stress, relieve loneliness and depression, prevent heart disease, and lower health-care costs. Did you know that simply being near an animal can lower your blood pressure? Maybe it’s time to return the favour.
How about treating this friend and family member to a luxury spa visit? Sounds odd? Decadent? Decadent or not, a thriving niche market has opened for folks wishing to pamper themselves and their beloved pets. The Epic, Kimpton’s Miami hotel, has raised the bar high for pet-friendly service, pulling out all stops to be the perfect destination for patrons and their four-legged VIPs. Comfort, care, style, flavor, and fun: these five brand pillars of the Kimpton line of boutique hotels do not apply to humans only.
With its striking architecture, bold design and five-star services, the Epic has excited a buzz while redefining the Miami skyline. But it’s also gaining esteem as a prime venue for pet lovers and their pets. The Epic Hotel accepts pets without size or weight limits, for no extra charge. The Kimpton Pets program, hosPETality includes amenities and services to ensure that pet guests, along with humans, enjoy a relaxing, luxurious stay. Pet lovers can spoil their four-legged friends with designer bowls and dog beds, and the latest in canine couture: custom collars and leashes, puppy T-shirts with rhinestone logos, and designer carrier bags.
It’s no exaggeration to say that pet guests at the Epic get the royal treatment. Other amenities and services include dog leashes and plastic bags for dog walks, pet sitting, pet grooming, pet walking, pet massage, and a Dog Bar that stocks only the finest pet treats and foods.