Planning a summer staycation or hosting out-of-town guests who are seeking a pet-friendly hotel? Do not hesitate to bring Oscar or Mila! Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, Fairmont Pittsburgh, and the Omni William Penn Hotel all accommodate our fur babies with open arms. Your pets will stay in style at all three hotels, not to mention grub on gourmet dishes prepared by experienced executive chefs. Treat yourself and your best friend this summer, and book a room!
By Andrea Bosco
Photographs by Michael Fornataro
OMNI WILLIAM PENN HOTEL
The homemade frozen doggie treats at the Omni William Penn Hotel are for the dogs! The best part? They are also suitable for human consumption. Made with Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter, bananas, and low-fat yogurt, these healthful, frozen snacks, or “Canine Coolers,” are just what your pup needs after a hot walk in Mellon Square Park.
[530 William Penn Place, Downtown. 412.281.7100]
“As a pastry chef, my job is to ensure that everybody who visits the hotel leaves with a great final impression,” says James Wroblewski, pastry chef at Fairmont Pittsburgh. “That includes our four-legged guests, and I take great pride in creating treats especially for them.” Wroblewski whips up his Signature Dog Biscuits using whole wheat flour, cornmeal, rice flour, chicken broth, butter, and eggs. And, Canine Ambassador Edie approves!
[510 Market St., Downtown. 412.773.8800]
HOTEL MONACO PITTSBURGH
Dennis Marron, the executive chef at The Commoner at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco, has created an entire pet menu for dogs spending time in the swanky digs. Here, he plates Cheeky Goodness, comprised of braised Kurobuta pork cheese with house-cured bacon, for Tupelo, who is available for adoption at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.
“The Hotel Monaco is a pet-friendly hotel, so when we were building the restaurant menus I thought that it was important, as an animal lover, that we really embrace that. We make sure they are as spoiled as their humans. My own dog is a rescue, and I’m a big believer that there are a lot of great animals out there that needs homes, and we should do everything we can to help them,” says Marron.