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‘Hotel Pennsylvania’ VIP Treatment

The Pennsylvania Hotel lobby becomes a TV studio. Pictured is David Frei, Westminster Director of Communications together with last years BIS, the German Shorthaired Pointer, Ch Kan-Point’s VJK Autumn Roses, handled by Michelle Ostermiller.

New York's Hotel Pennsylvania 'unleashes' a full weekend of activities and amenities for VIP's (Very Important Pooches) attending the Westminster Dog Show.

New York's Hotel Pennsylvania, The World's Most Popular Hotel®, celebrates another year as the Host Hotel for all canine guests participating in the annual Westminster Dog Show. The 130th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes place on February 13th and 14th 2006 at Madison Square Garden, across from New York's Hotel Pennsylvania. To mark this special occasion, the property has established a variety of onsite activities and amenities to assist with the Show, including:

1) In association with the Westminster Kennel Club, the Pennsylvania Hotel will host a live pre-show and post-show broadcast satellite feed from the Hotel's Main Lobby with participants of the Westminster Dog Show. The pre-show feed will give an opportunity for different media market outlets to interview participants from their corresponding local market. The pre-show feed will take place in the Hotel Lobby on Friday, February 10th; Time TBD. The post-show feed will give an opportunity for different media market outlets to interview with the Best In Show winner and judge, as well as other group winners. The post-show feed will take place in the Hotel Lobby on Wednesday, February 15th; Time to be confirmed.

2) The Pennsylvania Hotel will unveil the 1st Annual "Red Carpet" Pre-Westminster Fashion Show on February 8, 2006, to be held at famous 18th floor ballroom. Bloodhound "Knotty" Ch. Heather's Knock-on-Wood will be the official canine of the "Red Carpet" Pre-Westminster Fashion Show and is the esteemed Best In Show winner of the $50,000 Eukanuba AKC Classic. Knotty was featured on the Animal Planet float in the Macy's Parade.

3) As in previous year's, the Hotel will again converted one of its lower lobby ballrooms into what is perhaps the largest in-door 'doggie' Green Room and Spa area in all of New York. Located within the great hall of the Hotel, the spacious 4,000 square-foot dog grooming/comfort station acts as a one-stop shop for all a dog's needs: bathing/beauty parlour/salon, exercising area, and walking/relieving area. This year will also feature the Dog-tor's Corner, which includes a veterinarian, canine massage therapist and an animal communicator!

4) The Hotel will have its Doggie Concierge working hard that week to attend to any canine requirements such as extra pillows, 'Paw'rier water, or special food orders.

As well, there will be a Paw Mall in the Lobby, and tons of other festivities 'unleashed' in time for Westminster Dog Show.

New York's Hotel Pennsylvania
401 Seventh Avenue (at 33rd St.)
New York, N.Y., 10001-3412
General Inquiries
Phone: 212.736.5000
Fax: 212.502.8712


Our Dogs MD Vince Hogan meets Jerry Grymek, PR Manager of the Pennsylvania Hotel.