|March 1, 2006
Ishin Hotels Group in collaboration with PETNEXT
Introduces an accommodation plan in which guests can stay with their small-sized dogs
-"Bring Your Sweetie"-
Ishin Hotels Group (President and CEO: Michael Nigitsch/ Toranomon,
Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan) is proud to announce an exciting new service
in which guests can stay with their small-sized dogs.
The plan called "Bring Your Sweetie" will be implemented
at 13* Ishin hotels from April 1st and will be operated in conjunction
with leading pet-related goods company PETNEXT (represented by Mr.
Keiichiro Shuto). Reservations for "Bring Your Sweetie" can
be made at www.ishinhotels.com from April 1.
The drastic growth of pet-related goods and services combined with
increased leisure time and the desire of dog lovers to travel with
their precious pets has created a need for the service. Ishin Hotels
Group believes that there is no reason why people should be separated
from their pets and "Bring Your Sweetie" allows pet lovers
to travel with their small size dogs**.
With the support of PETNEXT, Ishin Hotels Group has put in place
a special program of hospitality training and aftercare service for
pets at every participating hotel. "Bring Your Sweetie" also
includes a special partnership with NPO, the Japan Pet-sitter Association
and veterinarians near each hotel to quickly respond to emergencies
such as illnesses as well as arrange dog-sitters for when guests go
out for sightseeing or business.
Limited pet accommodation plans already exist at few resorts or
pensions; however, Ishin Hotels Groups` service is a new initiative
for traditional city hotels. Recent research on pets and the needs
of pet owners encouraged Ishin to develop the program. Each participating
hotel will have several guest rooms set aside for "Bring Your
Sweetie" and look forward to welcoming guests with their dogs.
The new pet-friendly service starts at check-in with a lemon grass
oil blended grooming spray amenity. Each specially designated "Bring
Your Sweetie" room will have a fenced pen with a tray and bowl
and guests will be able to enjoy meals with their pets from room service.
Nearby "pet friendly cafés will be introduced to guests staying
at a participating hotel where room service is not available.
Ishin Hotels Group, through its new "Bring Your Sweetie" pet
stay service continues to expand its already wide range of services
and understand its guests' needs.
*Since Kagoshima Tokyu Hotel is part of the Tokyu Hotels franchise
and Sunroute Akasaka is a franchise of the Sunroute Hotel chain, these
two hotels will be excluded from this particular accommodation plan.
Information on this news release
**Dogs that can stay are limited to those 10kg or under, which also
fit into a cage.
Ishin Hotels Group (ATTN: Aso/Masaka)
Kamiyacho Central Place 10F, 4-3-13, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
||November 22, 2004
||NEO Bldg. 4F, 2-20-5 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
|Number of employees:
||4 (As of February 1, 2006)
||Consultation of pet related business
||Retail sales of pet accessories on web and catalogs
||Wholesales of pet accessories
||Planning and designing of pet accessories