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Hotel Pennsylvania, located in New York City, New York, has been selected as the Westminster 2012 “Pet Friendly Hotel of the Year” for its service to canine hopefuls participating in the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.


To mark the special event, several activities have been slated in conjunction with the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Jim Flynn, General Manager/All Dog’s Best Friend at the Hotel, shared, This is one of our favorite times of the year and we welcome all VIP’s (Very Important Pooches) staying with us for the annual Dog Show given our perfect location, unbeatable value and unique amenities.”


To coincide with the show, a live feed will be broadcast from the hotel’s lobby on Friday, February 10, 2012. A pre-Westminster Fashion Show will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2012. During this event, the hotel will officially receive its award of “2012 Pet Friendly Hotel of the Year.” In addition, the Business of Pet Writing Conference will be help in the PennTop Ballroom the weekend of Westminster, and the American Canine Education Foundation (ACEF) & the Senior Conformation Judges Association (SCJA) Annual Buffet Reception & Dance will take place at the PennTop Ballroom on February 12, 2012.


One of the largest indoor dog spas in all of New York will once again occur as space will be converted in the lower level of the hotel. Amenities offered will include bathing/beauty parlor/salon, dog grooming/comfort station, exercise area, walking area, his/hers relieving area, a canine masseuse and an animal communicator.


The hotel will feature a dog concierge on site and a mall of dog products and gifts aptly dubbed “Paw Mall” during the festivities. Hotel Pennsylvania is one of only two hotels in the Manhattan area to receive the ENERGY STAR award for superior energy performance and efficiency. Hotel Pennsylvania features 1,700 rooms and over 90,000 square feet of function and space.


Interview and photo opportunities are available by contacting Jerry Grymek at

For more information about Hotel Pennsylvania, visit The official website of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is

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