Where The Dogs Are: Three NYC Hotels Where You Can See Top Dogs From The 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
By Terry Trucco
This week is about as good as it gets for dog lovers. Last night was the amuse bouche when a gorgeous yellow lab puppy arrived just in time to sweep away the gloom at Downton Abbey. And closer to home, with more than 3,000 immaculately groomed pooches in town to compete in the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show today and tomorrow, midtown Manhattan is once again Show Dog Central.
The main staging ground is Madison Square Garden, where American caninedom’s show of shows unfurls. But even the pluckiest Pomeranians, Poodles and Portuguese Water Dogs crave a cozy room and comfy bed after a long day of good behavior.
Three hotels within the garden’s orbit specialize in putting up show dogs (and their minders) each February. That means dog enthusiasts who chance by the lobbies of the Hotel Pennsylvania, The New Yorker and the Manhattan NYC — an Affinia Hotel (formerly the Affinia Manhattan) have a greater than average chance of seeing some hot dogs as they head off or return home from the Big Show. (more…)