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- Pet Perks, Tricks for an Upgrade and Charity Donation Underscore ASPCA's Annual Awareness Drive -
CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animal advocates have one more reason to pack the pooch and point the GPS to Carmel-by-the-Sea this spring, as Cypress Inn celebrates Doris Day's birthday (April 3) and American Society of Prevention to Cruelty to Animals month with new "Kudos to Canines" promotion. Sporting a brood of rescue dogs of her own, Hollywood's golden girl and avid animal activist set the standard for four-legged travel long before pet-friendly lodging was in vogue. Today, her iconic 1929 inn -- just a bone's toss from leash-free Carmel Beach -- joins 22 Carmel-by-the-Sea hotel properties catering to canines.
Available April 1 -30, the Kudos to Canines package includes deluxe accommodations, daily breakfast, tricks for a guestroom upgrade, complimentary Yappy Hour cocktails and ten percent (10%) guestroom donation directed to the non-profit Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF.org). Rates start at $275.00/night, double. www.cypress-inn.com.
PIONEER IN PET FRIENDLY
Ahead of the curve, Cypress Inn was one of California's first hotel properties to welcome pets in the mid-1980s and has since seen everything from parrots to pot bellied pigs check in for an adventure by the sea. Standard pooch perks include concierges carrying grain-free all-natural dog treats and all of the Inn's 44 crisp, contemporary guestrooms appointed with dog bowls, plush dog beds and in-room fireplaces. April also marks the roll out of a new Culinary Canine Menu served during daily Yappy Hour including Muttloaf and Chowhound Chicken ($4 - $7).
HIGH FIVE FOR FIDO
Founded in 1978, Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF) has lobbied and provided grants and funding for a variety of programs directed to animals in need. Supported programs include World Spay Day, an annual event which has helped spay and neuter more than 1.5 million animals, the Horse Rescue & Adoption Center, Eyes in the Skies raptor rehabilitation center and Duffy Day Lifesaving Program targeting senior and special needs animals facing euthanasia.
HOLLYWOOD BY THE SEA
From the ornate entrance to the clubby Terry's Lounge and Fidos in fedoras, everything about the Cypress Inn speaks to the Golden Age of Hollywood with a sleek retro vibe. The Mediterranean-style landmark speaks equal parts Shar-Pei and Sazerac with a sidebar of Pillow Talk playing in the backdrop. Resident "startenders" stoke the lounge vibe with hand-crafted cocktails playing off Day's leading co-stars (think Reagan's classic Orange Blossom with a side of jellybeans). As the sun sizzles into the sea, the daily Yappy Hour delivers a parade of lifestyles of the rich and aimless in a four-legged format, with a side of Muttinis.
KUDOS TO CANINES PACKAGE ELEMENTS
An iconic landmark since 1929 and part of the elite collection of Carmel Boutique Inns, Cypress Inn embodies Hollywood-by-the-Sea elegance with casual seaside charm. Co-owned by legendary Hollywood actress and animal rights enthusiast Doris Day, the 44-guestroom property is set in a Mediterranean footprint with vaulted ceilings, airy courtyards, in-room fireplaces and a crisp, contemporary decor. Ideally located just blocks from Carmel Beach and walking distance to 100+ art galleries, Cypress Inn offers afternoon tea, a pet-friendly Yappy Hour and sustainable dining menu at Terry's Restaurant & Lounge, Carmel's first and only Seafood Watch program participant. Carmel-by-the-Sea is one square mile of incorporated city set along Carmel Bay on the Monterey Peninsula. It is located 120 mi./192 km., south of San Francisco and 350 mi./560 km., north of Los Angeles. The Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) is served by non-stop flights from Denver (DIA), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Phoenix (PHX), San Diego (SAN) and San Francisco (SFO). Info: www.cypress-inn.com; www.carmelcalifornia.org.
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