Many hotels are beginning to understand that when people travel with their families this often means family members of the furry variety. If you’re traveling to Los Angeles, CA, and your travel companion has four legs, the Hotel Palomar should be at the top of your list. The Hotel Palomar is an elegant and stylish accommodation choice for you and your pets and the hotel doesn’t tack on any extra fees or impose size restrictions on your pet. This can be a huge relief to a traveler who doesn’t want to compromise on luxury when traveling with a pet. In addition to being pet-friendly, the Hotel Palomar, located in the heart of the Westwood area of downtown Los Angeles, is eco-friendly as well. In fact, the Palomar, operated by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, was awarded the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. This award is the California EPA’s highest ecological honor. Luxurious, pet friendly and Earth friendly: the Hotel Palomar is among the best that Los Angeles has to offer.
Even though you may not be an actual A-list celebrity, during your stay at the Hotel Palomar, you will certainly feel like one. When you pull into the half-moon drive located directly off of famous Wilshire Boulevard, you’ll be treated to a taste of old Hollywood glamour right at the front entrance. Entering the hotel itself will feel a bit like walking a glamorous red carpet. If you bring your pet, he or she will receive the same celebrity treatment, with a special welcome along with treats and toys waiting in the room next to a comfortable pet bed. While your four-legged friend is being greeted, you can take a moment to absorb the glamorous surroundings, which are based on LA’s history of moving pictures. The hotel’s décor is referred to as “Art In Motion”. It is both dramatic and pure Hollywood, with a bold color scheme of blue and red, the sparkle and shine of mirrored surfaces, and polished chrome and glass.
The rooms at the Hotel Palomar feel as luxurious as the rest of the hotel and everything needed for a pet is located in the room. (For those wishing pet-free accommodations due to allergies or other concerns, the hotel provides non-pet rooms). If you are bringing your pet, the hotel offers the “furBalls of Fun” package, which includes take-home amenities, a complimentary one-hour pet sitting service and dog-walking service. Other offerings at the Hotel Palomar include upscale fine-dining restaurant Blvd 16, a luxurious pool area, Wi-Fi access, concierge service and a wellness program featuring a spa service and in-room exercise options. These are just a few of the many services the Hotel Palomar offers to help make your stay relaxing, comfortable and pampered.
Kimpton, the company that operates the Hotel Palomar, sets itself apart in the hotel management business by placing eco-consciousness first and foremost. Their EarthCare Program is a fully integrated effort to run a green operation that incorporates over 40 eco-friendly practices into the daily operations of their hotels. This program has helped Kimpton become one of the most highly regarded green hotel operators in the business. Their belief in sustainable practices goes beyond what is written on paper. Truly, the green measures taken by the hotel’s operations are integral to every aspect of the Hotel Palomar experience. Some of these practices include in-room recycling bins, a conscious effort to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint without sacrificing comfort or style, water and energy efficiency, an environmental product purchasing policy, and offerings of organic and local food choices. According to the Hotel Palomar’s director of sales and marketing, “The Hotel Palomar provides the highest levels of comfort and customer care in a way that also preserves planetary resources. We do this because we believe it’s the right thing to do. We find that our guests who share our core values feel really good about doing business with [us].”