Fairmont Hotels has gone to the dogs … literally

Edie, Fairmont Pittsburgh's Canine Ambassaor

You don’t often hear a PR say it but Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has definitely gone to the dogs.  Canine Ambassadors http://www.fairmont.com/promotions/canineambassadors are available for “walkies” and cuddles at selected hotels around the world, especially for those guests missing their furry friends … and their numbers are increasing.

There’s Smudge at St Andrews, a Golden Labrador Retriever; Edie, a white Boxer/Labrador Retriever at Fairmont Pittsburgh (named after Andy Warhol’s “superstar” Edie Sedgwick); Marcus, Golden Labrador Retriever – Director of Pet Relations at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise; Zeus, a Chocolate Labrador recent hire at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa; Jordy, a Black Labrador Retriever from Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu; Gracie, a Golden Labrador at Fairmont Tremblant; Mavis & Beau from The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver;  among others.

La belle Catie Copley

Catie Copley from The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston is perhaps the most famous, starring in two adventure books of her travels – one with Santol, her buddy from Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac.

At Fairmont’s Mount Kenya Safari Club, there are three fully qualified Canine Ambassadors – Oscar (Golden Retriever), Tusker and Grammy (Labrador mix with Ridgeback) – they love equatorial walks and light up when the words River Liki are mentioned as they love swimming and fetching sticks thrown by guests.  Haggis, a three month old Cairn Terrier, is set to join the pack once trained.

Smudge, Fairmont St Andrews

Most have their own business cards and email addresses but I am unsure whether they really do their own correspondence!   It’s a dog’s life at Fairmont for sure.

Contributor:  Sue Lowry

*Photo of Edie used by kind permission of Kaitlin Bledsoe Photography.

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2 Responses to Fairmont Hotels has gone to the dogs … literally

  1. Hello Magellanstraits!

    I would like to ask that you add a photo credit to your page on Edie, Fairmont Pittsburgh’s newest mascot

    I took the photograph you have on there, and would greatly appreciate photo credit being given to Kaitlin Bledsoe Photography. If you need to confirm that I took the photo, please contact me or Julie Abramovic at julie.abramovic@fairmont.com or comment on this post.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation!


    • Hi Kaitlin

      I hope you received our email sent directly with our apologies for using your photograph inadvertantly without permission. We have, as you suggested, credited your photo on the blog and we thank you for allowing us to use your lovely image. Thanks for letting us know about this and we are sorry to have caused any problem.

      With kind regards
      Sue Lowry

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