Hilton Expands Pet-Friendly Offerings and Mars Petcare Partnership to More Than 4,600 Hotels Across the U.S. and Canada
It was announced earlier today that Hilton and Mars Petcare have partnered in order to provide more pet-friendly offerings to their hotel chain of more than 4,600 hotels across the U.S. and Canada. And as stated in the original announcement, nearly 85% of all Hilton properties in the U.S. now pet-friendly. This brings much excitement to the pet traveling community, as it means people traveling with their pets will now have more available accommodation options.
But on the side of Hilton, this certainly will play a huge role in the loyalty of its customers as one of the most loyal customers are that of pet parents. In fact, a recent survey revealed that 70% of Americans plan to travel this summer.
Hilton and Mars Petcare Partnership
Here are the details of the partnership and what travelers with pets can expect to find when staying at a pet-friendly Hilton hotel:
- Mars PET On-Demand: Nearly 1 in 5 pet parents are worried about their pet's health and behavior when traveling, and Mars Petcare's latest offering can provide some peace of mind for those travelers when they're away from home. Guests and their pets staying at Hilton's pet-friendly brands in the U.S. and Canada will now have access to convenient pet health, wellness and behavioral support resources to answer questions related to traveling with your cat or dog. The Mars PET On-Demand service content has been curated by a team of Mars Petcare professionals, including behavior specialists from doggy day care and boarding franchise, Camp Bow Wow and trusted veterinary health experts from BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™ and VCA Animal Hospitals™.
- Banfield Pet Hospital: Hilton guests can also take advantage of a special offer from Banfield Pet Hospital, the leading provider of preventive veterinary care with more than 1,000 general veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Mexico, with a waived enrollment fee (up to $75 value) for new customers who purchase an Optimum Wellness Plan. Banfield Optimum Wellness Plans are smart packages of affordable, high quality preventive veterinary services — including 24-7 access to live Vet Chat™ advice, convenient virtual pet care options, routinely-recommended preventive care like vaccines and physical exams, and a discount on most Banfield services and products not included in the package. To take advantage of this special offer, guests can ask for access to the Mars Petcare online service upon check-in.
At Avvinue, we are delighted to see the travel industry continue to take on new pet-friendly campaigns and initiatives to cater to the growing demand of travelers with pets. Our mission is to provide solutions and services to the travel industry so that they can better manage those pet reservations and ensure a truly customer and pet-friendly service.
About Mars Petcare
Part of Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love, the 85,000 Associates across 50+ countries in Mars Petcare are dedicated to one purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. With 85 years of experience, our portfolio of almost 50 brands serves the health and nutrition needs of the world's pets – including brands PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®, NUTRO™, GREENIES™, SHEBA®, CESAR®, IAMS™ and EUKANUBA™ as well as the Waltham Petcare Science Institute which has advanced research in the nutrition and health of pets for over 50 years. Mars Petcare is also a leading veterinary health provider through an international network of over 2,000 pet hospitals and diagnostic services including BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, VCA™, Linnaeus, AniCura and Antech. We're also active in innovation and technology for pets, with WISDOM PANEL™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, the WHISTLE™ GPS dog tracker, and LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and COMPANION FUND programs that drive innovation and disruption in the pet care industry. We're also dedicated to providing a safe and fun place for dogs to stay and socialize at over 200 Camp Bow Wow® doggy day care and boarding facilities. As a family business and guided by our principles, we are privileged with the flexibility to fight for what we believe in – and we choose to fight for: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,800 properties and more than 1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2021 World's Best Workplaces list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. In 2021, in addition to opening more than one hotel a day, Hilton introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 128 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.