The Hilton Ananti Resort in Busan, South Korea, overlooks the rich blue waters of the Sea of Japan (East Sea), providing weary travellers with restorative rest. But behind these doors resides another kind of hotel, one where four-legged friends can check-in and chill out. Beloved brand Howlpot—whose stylish collars, leads and baskets oft grace our pages—have opened a hotel for dogs, providing daily spa-level care. “This is a first for a brand to launch a ‘hotel inside hotel’ in Korea, which is very exciting,” explains brand director, Junho Im. “We are so glad we can host our buddies when families travel for their vacation.”
On your pet’s itinerary? Bespoke activities that include walks, play toys, and stimulating nose work. With a focus on wellbeing, Howlpot aims to not only provide an enjoyable stay for your dog, but to nurture positive traits and alleviate negative habits. Behavioural specialists help with crate education and de-stressing the grooming experience, while training specialists offer bespoke socialisation sessions for hyperactive or timid dogs. Not only will their stay be relaxing, but they might also come out a much happier animal.
All images courtesy of Howlpot
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