Hospitality Business Magazine

Fur-friendly stays with menus for mutts!

QT Hotels & Resorts are dishing up puppy love with the introduction of Pup Yeah!, fur-friendly stays now available across New Zealand and Australia.

From poodles to pugs and staffies to schnauzers, Pup Yeah! offers guests the chance to get away with their best friend and share in a night of luxury. Those checking in with their pooch across New Zealand hotels will be met with fetching features including designer bedding and bowls, a pooch­ approved mini bar and a decadent in-room doggy dinner menu designed by each property’s executive chef at QT Wellington, QT Queenstown and soon-to-launch QT Auckland when the new hotel opens its doors in November.

At QT Wellington, Executive Chef Jiwon Do, of the award-winning Hippopotamus and Hot Sauce restaurants, has added Head of Treats to his title, developing menu items like Woof Tartare made with pasture-fed beef, sauteed mushrooms and egg yolk, and a gluten-free  and  vegan Nourish Bowl to suit even the most discerning dogs’ dietary requirements.

Creating its own breed of dog indulgence, each Pup Yeah! room features a QT-curated mini bar with local goodies from dog wear extraordinaire Wolves of Wellington and luxury pet goods purveyor and bakery Smack Ba ng. Dapper dogs in need of new threads can shop Wolves of Wellington bowties and bandanas, with prints specially selected to match each QTs decor. Plus, pups can freshen up with a deodorising spritz, tuck into a selection of deli snacks, and even stock up on compostable poop bags.

A nightly turndown service features cookies from Smack Bang’s bakery and Wellington dogs with a treat tooth can beg their owners to pre-order a two-tier celebratory cake to elevate the occasion.

Just mutter the words and QT Hotels & Resorts will book you in for a playfully luxurious designer dog sleepover.

To celebrate the launch of Pup Yeah!, local Wellington dogs are invited to sample Executive Chef Jiwon Do’s in-room dining menu at a special event in the Hot Sauce courtyard on Sunday, 25 October. From 9:00am to 12:00pm, humans can enjoy breakfast and coffee as their dogs devour the new selections.