Travel 4 minutes 27 February 2024

Pamper Your Paw Pals at These MICHELIN Hotels in Asia

In an age where pets are just as important as every other member of the family, Asia's hospitality scene has finally – and very graciously – laid out the welcome mat for our beloved furry companions. Here are nine gorgeous hotels across Asia that redefine pet-friendly luxury.

In an age where pets are just as important as every other member of the family, Asia's hospitality scene has finally — and very graciously — laid out the welcome mat for our beloved furry companions. No longer relegated to staying home while their humans jet off, discerning travellers now seek accommodations that cater to the "paw-some" lifestyle with gusto.

Here are nine gorgeous hotels across Asia that redefine pet-friendly luxury, where bespoke pet menus, dedicated photographers, Ayurveda spa sessions, fancy strollers and personalised dog-walking services await.

Photo: Capella Singapore / @mochi_thecreampomeranian
Photo: Capella Singapore / @mochi_thecreampomeranian

Capella Singapore (Singapore)

In Singapore, where urban sophistication meets lush greenery, the city-state has embraced pet-friendly living with ample open spaces and pet-welcoming eateries, with even the prestigious Singapore Airlines accommodating furry companions. At Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island, Singapore’s lush green getaway, the property recognises travellers’ needs to bring their pets along. The Pet Spacation takes things to a whole new level, as a package that includes accommodation with your pampered pooch, one Ayurveda Pet Spa session with two-way transport to the Petpawroni salon, and one complimentary Addiction Pet Foods welcome pack.

Book Capella Singapore on the MICHELIN Guide →

Photo: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Photo: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray (Dubai)

Dubai's allure as a playground of opulence knows no bounds, especially within its realm of sumptuous hotels. Among these, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray ranks among the best of the best, gracing the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah with unparalleled grandeur. Echoing the lavishness of the Ottoman era, this retreat offers an exquisite blend of timeless elegance and modern luxury.

What sets it apart is not just its state-of-the-art amenities, but also its warm embrace of pets, ensuring that every guest, whether human or furry, experiences the epitome of indulgence against Dubai's radiant skyline. For those seeking the ultimate pet-friendly escape, the hotel's Ultimate Petcation package promises up to 40% savings, exclusive paw-friendly rooms and amenities, beachside bliss at Zenzi Beach, and even a dedicated dog park nearby.

Book Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on the MICHELIN Guide →

Photo: Kimpton Hotels
Photo: Kimpton Hotels

Kimpton Da An Taipei (Taiwan)

When it comes to travelling with your furry pals in Asia, Taiwan shines as a top destination, known for its love of pets. From adorable pet cafés to welcoming accommodations like Kimpton Da An Taipei, the options are endless.

Kimpton, with its roots in California, has become a global favourite, embracing pets of all shapes and sizes (up to two per room) without any extra charges. With plush pet-bed loaners and helpful concierge tips for nearby pet-friendly spots, your furry friend will feel right at home as they can access pretty much everywhere except the gym — understandably. Best of all, there's no need to stress about extra fees or size limits. And let's not overlook the nightly wine receptions — pets are more than welcome to join in on the fun at select hotels!

Book Kimpton Da An Taipei on the MICHELIN Guide →

Photo: L'Escape Hotel
Photo: L'Escape Hotel

L’Escape Hotel (Seoul)

In South Korea, particularly in Seoul, pets receive the royal treatment, and L’Escape Hotel is no exception to this lavish trend. The hotel, boasting a 19th-century Parisian ambiance crafted by renowned French architect Jacques Garcia, spares no expense in catering to your furry companions. Their dedicated pet-friendly floor, complete with wooden flooring for hygiene and convenience, offers a luxurious retreat for pets.

From plush pet beds to specially designed stairs for easy access to furniture, along with amenities like pee pads and a selection of pet toys and treats from top brands, L’Escape Hotel ensures a pampered experience. Plus, guests can enjoy complimentary rental of premium pet strollers from AirBuggy and exclusive Dyson products to maintain pristine air quality and tackle pet hair. And for the ultimate indulgence, why not schedule a professional photoshoot for your furry friend before the offer expires at the end of March 2024?

Book L’Escape Hotel on the MICHELIN Guide →

Photo: Niccolo Hotels
Photo: Niccolo Hotels

The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong's pet-friendly landscape has experienced a noticeable surge in recent years, marked by the proliferation of dog-friendly parks, waterfront promenades, and restaurants. The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, has warmly embraced furry friends for years, offering al fresco dining at its dining concepts including Cotton Tree Terrace, The Tai Pan, Garden Lounge, and Murray Lane.

For jet-setting pet parents, the hotel offers a furry-friendly escape, at a price tag of HK$1,000 per pet per night, allowing for a maximum of two dogs or cats per room for overnight stays. Canines can enjoy a personalised setup complete with water bowl containers, a plush dog bed, and even a doggie diaper; while their feline counterparts are treated to their own water bowls, a cosy cat bed, and of course, the essential cat litter.

Book The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel on the MICHELIN Guide →

Photo: The Peninsula Tokyo
Photo: The Peninsula Tokyo

The Peninsula Tokyo (Japan)

Tokyo is renowned for its excellent shopping, but also for its array of green parks and nightlife. Nestled in Tokyo's Marunouchi district, The Peninsula Tokyo offers a luxurious escape for pet-friendly travellers. Welcoming pups weighing up to 15kg for a supplementary fee, the hotel provides suite accommodations adorned with Peninsula Page dog uniforms, branded dog beds, and complimentary dog walking services.

For an added indulgence, guests can opt for the Pampered Pet Package, treating their furry companions to a special dining experience in one of the hotel's private rooms. Complete with a dog-friendly menu and a complimentary birthday cake for the four-legged guest of honour, this package ensures an unforgettable stay for both humans and their beloved pets.

Book The Peninsula Tokyo on the MICHELIN Guide →


Temple Tree Langkawi (Malaysia)

With its plethora of scenic parks and picturesque hiking trails, Malaysia offers an enticing destination for pet owners seeking memorable holidays alongside their furry companions.

At Temple Tree Langkawi, which boasts Chinese, Malay and colonial style across its varied accommodation types, pets are welcome, too, and they can make the most of the nearby beaches and lush green foliage within the resort. As one of the few pet-friendly hotels in the area, this property is a unique and plush option for those looking to indulge their pets in some heritage-meets-nature accommodation.

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Photo: V Villas Hua Hin
Photo: V Villas Hua Hin

V Villas Hua Hin (Thailand)

The land of smiles, with its incredible lush jungle foliage and white sand beaches, is known for offering kind gestures to both tourists and their furry companions.

V Villas Hua Hin, nestled within one of the country’s up-and-coming fashionable destinations about a two hours’ drive from Bangkok, offers a slice of luxury with the accommodations’ private pools, butler service and access to the pristine beach. If a guest books the Pawcation package, dogs of all sizes and breeds stay for free (one per villa), making it an oasis for them and attracting an abundance of pet influencers to the property. Furry guests can also savour the complimentary pet bowls provided during their stay.

Book V Villas Hua Hin on the MICHELIN Guide →

Photo: W Hotels
Photo: W Hotels

W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island (Abu Dhabi)

The capital of the United Arab Emirates is a playground for the elite, no doubt — but also for many of the spoiled pooches out there. Just ask W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, where pets are practically treated like kings and queens.

Located on Yas Island, the five-star abode is one of the few luxury properties to offer such services to your lucky pets, be they cats, dogs, or goldfish. As they say, PAW (“pets are welcome”) at an additional fee, allowing trained animals of up to 18kgs in the room. Be sure to explore the hotel’s myriad of facilities and exclusive millennial-friendly design inspired by the region's wetlands, salt flats, and fossilised sands and dunes.

Book W Abu Dhabi on the MICHELIN Guide →

As Asia's hospitality scene evolves to meet the demands of modern travelers, it's not just about sustainability and wellness anymore — it's also about embracing our furry family members. After all, who wants to leave a beloved pet behind when exploring the wonders of Asia?


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