Luxury hotels for furry guests boom
Businesses providing accommodations for pets left behind by owners who traveled for Spring Festival are enjoying their busiest time of the year.
Securing a suitable temporary home for a pet can be as difficult as getting a train ticket during the year’s most important festival. It can be even more costly.
Luxury “pet hotels” in Beijing and Shanghai can be more expensive than hotels for people, and they were fully booked at least a month before the weeklong holiday.
VAC Cat Hotel and Spa in Beijing has 15 individual modern and spacious suites with catwalks, multilevel platforms and “fun” nooks. Each room only allows one feline guest. The normal room rate is $50 (350 yuan) a day, including daily feeding and grooming services.