October is a perfect time to visit a variety of destinations near and far. We pick the best fall festivals around the country to celebrate the bounty of the season. Further abroad, Spain and Morocco both make exciting getaways this month. Fewer crowds, temperate weather and some expert advice from our teams on the ground will make planning a breeze.
Erika Reategui and Fernando Gonzalez
More and more luxury hotels are opening their doors to jet setting pets. If you’re planning a vacation with your little companion, our Wonderwall hotels below will roll out the VIP (very important pet) treatment.
Stateside, New York, LA and Miami have always been pet friendly places to visit. New York’s Central Park is dog heaven and only steps away from The Mark hotel. At this luxury landmark, man’s best friend can follow an afternoon exploring the outdoors with a long nap in his designer dog bed, or feasting off of his signature bowls and custom placemat.
Four-legged star treatment at the Montage Beverly Hills includes sitting, walking and grooming services, as well as luxury beds, bowls and special treats in your guest room or suite. For Miami pet setters, the SLS Hotel South Beach also rolls out the celebrity treatment.
In Europe, the Parisians’ love of dogs is evident at some of the city’s ritziest hotels. At Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière, pet pampering is de rigeur. It starts upon arrival with unlimited Vittel water to quench your pooch’s thirst. Amenities include a plush pet bed, a monogrammed mat, and a selection of mouthwatering room service meals, such as organic chicken breast with rice and veggies. When in Florence, pets get an impeccable Italian welcome at Il Salviatino, the stunning 15th century villa overlooking the Tuscan hills.