Hilton has unveiled ‘Bone Appétit’, a new bespoke menu for dogs, which will be available to guests and their pets across 32 of its pet friendly hotels in the UK and Ireland from 17 May.
The menu was developed together with veterinary nutrition experts and approved by DogFriendly, who provide owners with information on exploring dog friendly hotels and restaurants throughout the UK.
The new menu features four meal options:
- Beef Doguignon – Slow cooked beef brisket served with mashed potato, carrots, green beans, sweetcorn, broad beans and gluten-free gravy.
- Mutt Roast – Gluten-free tomato pasta, topped with mature cheddar cheese and roasted in the oven.
- Earl Greyhound – A calming blend of lavender, rose petals, lime flower and orange flowers.
- Tailwagger Creek – A non-alcoholic wine infused with elderflower, nettle, ginseng, lime flower and black carrot.
It comes as research conducted by Hilton found that the “vast majority” of British pet owners feel the pandemic would have been much harder for them without their dogs, who boosted moods (86%) and provided companionship (86%).
Eight in 10 (80%) respondents said the pandemic would have been harder for them without their dog and 82% even claim their dog has been as valuable and supportive as family and close friends over the past 12 months.
When it came to holiday planning, a third (27%) of respondents claimed they would specifically look for dog friendly hotels to ensure their dog could join them. A quarter (26%) claimed they wouldn’t travel without their dogs at all.
Julie Baker, UK&I vice president, Hilton, owner of a Border Terrier called Muttley, aged seven, said: “We are thrilled to launch our bespoke dog menu, Bone Appétit, across over 30 properties as a way to help pet owners give their furry family members a special reward post-pandemic. I cannot wait to treat Muttley to a hard earned Mutt Roast and a little weekend away at our local Hilton!”