Loews Hotels Partners With Banfield Pet Hospital® to Offer Pets a Passport to Wellness

June 01, 2011 • New York

NEW YORK (June 1, 2011) – To ensure four-legged guests feel their best, Loews Hotels has partnered with Banfield Pet Hospital®, the worlds leading veterinary practice, to offer medical care for ill or injured pets when traveling. As a result of the partnership, Banfield Pet Hospital is providing a free examination and 15% off services received for guests and their BFF (Best Furry Friend) during their stay at Loews Hotels.
 
“Partnering with Banfield was a no-brainer for Loews Hotels, because we share the same values,” said Nancy Mendelson, SVP Branding & Communication. “Banfield Pet Hospital offers our four-legged guests first-rate care when needed, and at the same time, provides peace of mind for their owners while traveling.” 
 
The partnership services are available through all 16 U.S. Loews Hotels at Banfield Pet Hospitals located between 1 and 8 miles from each property. For added convenience, most Banfield hospitals are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., which accommodates both weekday and weekend travelers.  To locate the nearest Banfield Pet Hospital or for assistance scheduling an appointment, guests can call the concierge desk. 
 
“We know pets don’t just get sick or injured while at home—we know accidents and illness happen even when traveling,” said Jeannine Taaffe, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Banfield Pet Hospital. “By partnership with Loews Hotels, we can help pets feel their best while on the road. In addition, our electronic medical records allow a pets’ medical history to follow them wherever they go—making it easy for pet owners to travel, knowing any Banfield doctor they see will have a complete medical history on their pet, no matter what Banfield hospital they visit.”
 
Banfield operates more than 770 hospitals with the common goal of providing high‐quality medicine for each pet they treat and working alongside pet owners to ensure they have the resources they need to care for their pets at home.
 
Since the start of the Loews Loves Pets program 11 years ago, many pets  have made Loews Hotels their home away from home, enjoying the special treatment and privileges that are offered at all properties. As part of the program, each visiting pet can travel in first-class comfort with gourmet room service, specialized bedding, a pet amenity and guest services designed to make pets and their owners feel right at home.

For more information or to make a reservation at Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit LoewsHotels.com
 

About Banfield Pet Hospital
Founded in Portland, Ore., in 1955, Banfield has become the largest general veterinary practice in the world, with more than 770 hospitals in neighborhoods across the United States. More than 2,400 veterinarians at Banfield are committed to giving pets the highest quality of veterinary care. banfield hospitals offer a full range of comprehensive medical services, computerized medical records, preventive care plans for pets and extended operating hours. Banfield Pet Hospitals helps extend the lives of millions of pets each year through our Optimum Wellness Plans®. For journalists seeking more information, please visit our press room at or contact our 24-hour Media Hotline at 888-355-0595. 

About Loews Hotels
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels owns and/or operates 18 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada, including the newest 414-room Loews Atlanta Hotel opened April 1, 2010. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. Loews boasts some of the industry's most innovative and successful travel programs, including Loews Loves Kids for families and Loews Loves Pets for discerning animals on the road. For reservations or more information on Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or check LoewsHotels.com
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Loews Hotels
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