In July the Park Hyatt in Melbourne, Australia hired its first Canine Ambassador. Mr. Walker, a yellow labrador, is a former guide dog. According to the hotel, he "embarked upon a career change after deciding his affectionate nature and extraordinary people skills were better suited to the life of an Ambassador." Now, his official duties include greeting guests, attending very important client meetings, and advocating for the Guide Dogs Victoria cause.
There are pet-friendly hotels... and then there are hotels that put pets to work! These properties count canines amongst their staff... or give them a pass to hang out full time among luxury travelers and earn their keep just by being cute for passersby.