Looking for the perfect weekend getaway for you and your furry friend? Next time, try the sophisticated grandeur and world-class service at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor in tony Greenwich, Connecticut, one of the most beautiful areas in the U.S.
Tucked away on the banks of the Long Island Sound, just sixty miles outside of New York City, this luxury hotel offers pet-friendly accommodations and deluxe amenities. Watching the sunset from the lovely veranda, you can just imagine how that same picturesque view once inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece, “The Great Gatsby.”
The Delamar’s posh location and stunning water views are just the beginning of the perfect holiday for you and your pampered pooch. The resort’s “Sophisticated Pet” program offers water bowls filled (and refilled) with VOSS Artisan water, a comfy doggie bed and a personalized I.D. tag.
The Delamar Greenwich Harbor also provides professional dog walkers, an array of Dog Spa services, and luxury pet limos for dogs 30 pounds and under. “One very important element of our program is the Adopt-A-Dog program,” Jonathan Wise, General Manager of the Delamar, adds. “Each pet is charged $25 per night. Out of that, $5 is donated to a local Adopt-A-Dog program.”
But don’t think your pooch gets to have all the fun! Visitors should also expect A-list accommodations. “The atmosphere in our rooms is one of calm, understated
elegance,” Wise describes. “Soft, natural colors with hand-crafted wood furniture have created a soothing elegance befitting the sophistication of waterfront property in Greenwich, Connecticut.” Guests also enjoy a full-time concierge, personal escorts to rooms, event and banquet facilities, and a fully-equipped fitness suite.
In the area surrounding the Delamar, there are three parks in which you and your pooch can share some fresh air. The Delamar’s Georgiann Bothwell describes, “One [is] nicer than the next. [The] one within walking distance of the hotel has both flat terrain for the more complacent dog and their owner, while the other is geared to the more ambitious canine. That one is ready for climbing, running and a real workout.”
In addition, on nearby Greenwich Avenue visitors can shop ‘til they drop at luxury stores and boutiques such as Tiffany’s, Richard’s of Greenwich, Saks Fifth Avenue and George Jensen. “For shopping canines,” Bothwell suggests, “there is a small pet boutique called Pet Pantry. Here, one can purchase just about any luxury item for your pet including faux-jeweled collars, designer apparel and china dog bowls.”
Other Greenwich sights worth checking out are the Bruce Museum, the Indian Harbor Yacht Club and Manero’s Restaurant, which boasts the most popular dishes in town. Known for its world-renowned polo fields and horse farms, Greenwich is also a haven for equestrians. If you’re planning a trip with your pet, consider a visit to this quaint, harborside hotel that has proven to be both extravagant and pet-friendly.
The Delamar Greenwich Harbor
500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT 06830
Tel: (203) 661-9800
Reservation: (800) 525-4800
559 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT 06830
Tel: (203) 869-0049
290 Railroad Road, Greenwich CT 06830
Tel: (203) 869-6444
– Jacqueline Fuentes
Travel Issue/Volume 26