Have a cute pet? Enter your furry, feathered, scaly or bald friend in Kimpton Hotel’s third annual pet photo contest for the chance to win three free nights at a Kimpton Hotel of your choice, two round trips tickets for humans on JetBlue and more tail-waggin’ goodies.
It’s another reason why we love Kimpton Hotels, which does not charge a pet fee and welcomes all pets, regardless of type, breed, weight or quantity. And Kimpton Hotels loves its pet guests so much that every year it throws a contest to find the most photogenic creature out there. Here’s how it works:
Anyone can upload a photo from June 1 through July 31, 2013. The contest has four rounds, each lasting half the month. At the end of each round, the five photos with the most ‘Like’ votes will become finalists and win pet-tacular prizes from Kimpton partners Olive, Chewy.com, Polka Dog Bakery, Bergan, Quaker Pet Group, and FIDO Friendly magazine. From 20 finalists, judges from Animal Radio will select one photo to win the Ultimate hosPETality Getaway including:
- A three night stay at a Kimpton hotel of your choice
- Two round trip tickets on JetBlue for human passengers
- $100 Kimpton Restaurant or in-room dining gift certificate
- In-room spa treatment for two
- Bergan pet travel carrier and auto harness
- Choice of Cookie Treat Quatro or grooming gift set from Olive
- Pet amenities such as dog bed, bowls, and treats during your getaway
For more information and to submit photo, click here.
San Francisco-based Kimpton has hotels in 24 cities, including some of the most pet-friendly cities in the country, including San Francisco (nine properties), Washington, D.C. (eight), New York (four), Seattle and Alexandria, VA (three each). Most Kimpton Hotels are four-star but some are three-star so be careful when booking because we know stars are important to your petsetter. We’ve stayed at a few Kimpton Hotels (70 Park Avenue and The Muse in New York City and Donovan House in D.C.) and give them a paws up. The rooms are stylish and service commendable. Most of all, we’ve found their staffs extremely welcoming to pets.
We love that JetBlue is providing two round-trip tickets for humans but wonder why the pet-friendly airline is not including the $100 one-way pet as well so the grand prize winner’s privileged pet can travel for free as well, assuming the pet is eligible to travel per JetBlue’s pet policy. JetBlue allows small cats and dogs in cabin (20 lb.-limit, including the carrier) but does not allow pets to travel as baggage, which we applaud.