The pet-friendly hotel brand will offer Shinola's quality-made products as a part of their upgraded program, encouraging guests to travel with their four-legged friends, while giving back to the local pet community.
Beginning mid-February 2016 at The James New York and The James Chicago, a selection of Shinola's plush dog beds, available in multiple sizes, colorful leather leashes and collars created in collaboration with renowned American photographer Bruce Weber, will be available upon request. Additionally, hotel guests traveling with a pet companion can enjoy special amenities including an in-room dining pet menu; organic biscuits and maps of local dog runs and parks.
The James and Shinola also share a common community-focused mindset when it comes to supporting local pet charities and organizations to help animals find forever homes. The James partnered with acclaimed animal photographer Sophie Gamand and no kill animal shelter Animal Haven in New York to feature dogs in need of adoption in all Pets at The James imagery. To demonstrate their commitment to supporting the local communities in which the properties reside, The James will also make a donation from the proceeds from each pet's stay to Animal Haven and PAWS in Chicago.
Starting February 16th, fans of The James and their pets can also enter into The James' Picture Perfect Pet Contest on social media for a chance to win a three night stay at The James New York or The James Chicago (winner's choice) and Shinola pet products including a dog bed, rope dog toy and collar and leash set. To enter, follow The James on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter and tag @JamesHotels in photos along with #jameslovespets or #petsatthejames and a description of why your pet is picture perfect. All photos will be judged by Sophie Gamand and the winner will receive a copy of Sophie's book Wet Dog, a $100 food and beverage credit, plus one spa treatment credit. For more information and official rules, visit jameshotels.com/pictureperfectpet.
The concierge at each of The James properties can help make arrangements for dog walkers and groomers to ensure that pets are just as well rested and pampered during their stay as their owners. Fans of the Shinola brand can explore their stores located in both New York (Tribeca) and Chicago (Bucktown) by receiving location information from the hotel concierge. For more information, please visit www.jameshotels.com or www.shinola.com.