Due to demand, the INNSiDE by Meliá UK collection’s hotels in Manchester, Newcastle, and Liverpool all offer a pet-friendly approach as standard. INNSiDE Liverpool has elevated its dog stays through a partnership with independent lifestyle store, Natural Pet Shop.
The number of pet stays has increased by 75% in the past year, and INNSiDE has noticed a rise in the demand from owners for items for their dogs to use while they are guests, such as treats, toys, and the essential dog wipes.
The two must-have travel hampers, “The Pamper Hamper” and “The Long Weekend Hamper,” have been created by INNSiDE Liverpool in collaboration with the local Natural Pet Shop to connect owners and dogs to Liverpool’s thriving independent scene. They are available for purchase at INNSiDE Liverpool’s distinctive kiosk. Additionally, Natural Pet Shop has made a custom birthday box for spoiled dogs celebrating their special day at INNSiDE Liverpool. Specially curated Natural Pet Shop hampers are also available for pre-order for any other extra-special occasions.
The Pamper Hamper contains a Pampering Nose & Paw Balm, Baby Powder Fragrance, Nature’s Paws Rope Tugger, Travel Pack Dog Wipes and Calming Treats – a healthy treat for dogs that’s perfect after a long day exploring Liverpool. The Pamper Hamper retails at £23.50.
The Long Weekend Hamper is an extension to the Pamper Hamper and contains products including Pampering Nose & Paw Balm, Baby Powder Fragrance, Collapsible Bowl, Travel Pack Dog Wipes, ‘Made From’ Lick Mat, a Llama Plush Toy, Pate/Peanut Butter and Box of Sausages. The Weekend Break Dog Hamper retails at £47.
For a special birthday treat, guests can upgrade to the The Birthday Hamper which contains a cute Birthday Toy, pampering Nose & Paw Balm, fun Tug Toy, a box of Natural Pet Shop’s tasty Biscuit bites, small Reusable Treat Jar and a complimentary Birthday Card from the team. The Birthday Hamper retails at £39.
Commenting on the collaboration with the local dog store, Garry Fortune, UK Director Of Operations said:
“Over the last year we’ve seen a big rise in guests booking into our hotels and bringing their dogs too. The UK has a reputation of being a nation of pet lovers and we are definitely seeing that at INNSiDE UK! Our new collaboration with super-friendly and independent lifestyle store Natural Pet Shop is perfect for dog-lovers – it means we have them covered if there are any forgotten items when they arrive. More recently, we have seen guests celebrating their dog’s birthday with us, so Natural Pet Shop created the ultimate birthday treat box for the kiosk.”
Chris Walker, Founder of Natural Pet Shop, said:
“As a family-run business, we love being able to help strengthen the bond between pet parents and their four-legged babies; and so we’ve picked out only the best products for the hampers now available at INNSiDE Liverpool, aiming to provide each dog with a box packed with goodies to make each stay memorable!
“The team here at Natural Pet Shop strive to provide more natural and eco-friendly alternatives to everyday pet essentials. We’ve consciously picked out amazingly natural treats and recycled accessories to reduce our carbon pawprint. This is why we are super excited to be partnering with the iconic INNSiDE Liverpool hotel.”
At INNSiDE UK, each stay is enriched with music, art, lifestyle and wellness curated by the hotel’s local experts and in keeping with INNSiDE by Melia’s philosophy ‘Stay Curious’, which promises to accommodate guests’ every need with considered comforts and inspiring experiences. Guests checking into INNSiDE can access a QR code on the dog hampers packaging with a comprehensive guide on local dog walks, compiled by INNSiDE Newcastle’s Stay Curious Coordinator.
Available across INNSiDE UK hotels are complimentary INNSiDE-branded dog treats ensuring all furry friends receive a special INNSiDE welcome. Dog-friendly dining has also been extended across the hotels including Gino D’Acampo Old Hall St at INNSiDE Liverpool, Gino D’Acampo Quayside at INNSiDE Newcastle and First Street Kitchen at INNSiDE Manchester – with dogs welcome to dine with owners at breakfast. At both INNSiDE Newcastle and Manchester dogs are also welcome to join owners on the terrace spaces.
Guests are required to inform INNSiDE if they plan to travel with pets ahead of their stay, to ensure it complies with the hotel’s terms & conditions policy. INNSiDE deep clean all rooms thoroughly following each guest’s stay.