In Seattle, tails of hospitality

By Kari Bodnarchuk
Globe Staff / June 13, 2010

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The Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle has launched its new Pet Amenity Program. When you arrive with Fido, you receive a guide that lists dog-friendly restaurants and off-leash parks in the neighborhood. Staff can arrange for dog-sitting and grooming services, and a complimentary walk. They also provide doggy ice cream and bottled water for man’s best friend. Bring Fido or Fifi to the Lobby Bar’s outdoor dining area all summer and get gourmet treats from Scraps Dog Bakery. Each guest room includes a canine dining table that can be customized to fit and a plush dog bed. There is a nonrefundable $50 pet fee at check-in. 206-264-8111,

Granite State brews
The New Hampshire Brewery Map, available for free download at, highlights 16 breweries, microbreweries, and brew pubs throughout the state. Use it to tour: Tuckerman Brewing Co. in Conway, which runs tours and tastings every Saturday at 3 p.m.; The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille in New London, which produces 16 homemade beers; Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth, a craft brew house with a pub that offers daily tours and sampling sessions; and Elm City Brewing Co. in Keene, where you can try dishes that incorporate freshly brewed beer. The map also includes fun beer facts and a timeline that traces the state’s brewing history. 603-271-2665,

Central Park runaround
You can stay in shape when you stay at The Carlyle on the Upper East Side. The new managing director, marathon runner Erich Steinbock, has launched The Carlyle Road Runners Club, through which he takes guests on a morning run in Central Park; the hotel is just blocks away, on 76th and Madison. On this 3-mile complimentary tour, you pass the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim, along the same running route favored by Onassis, former president Clinton, and Madonna. En route, you can enjoy great views of the park and other landmarks like the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, and the Time Warner Center. 212-744-1600,