Dog day Tuesdays at the Hippest Hotel in San Diego

Holy canine what will they think up next? While your Diva on the Go isn’t exactly a fan of hotels that allow dogs in their rooms, I must go with the flow. I still don’t think no matter how well they scrub and clean it ever gets the scents out. Don’t get me wrong I love dogs, but prefer cats, but both belong home. Those on the opposing side will love this…the new pet-friendly Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, downtown at 509 9th Ave.. is offering Canine Cocktails happy hour where guests, locals and their dogs can mix and mingle over cocktails.

Dog-friendly tippling Tuesdays begin on Sept. 8 through Dec. 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the hotel lobby adjacent to the Phi Bar and Bistro. It’s free–no cover charge for man or dog–and there’s even a doggie menu to bark for, including complimentary dog bones, snacks and bottled water. People can enjoy tasty gourmet tapas from Phi Bar and Bistro and specialty cocktails like the signature Blue Indigo “Phi” Martini. One dollar of every drink sold will support the San Diego Humane Society (your Diva likes this).

Hotel Indigo partnered with the San Diego Humane Society earlier this summer, adopting an adorable six-month-old Labrador mix puppy named Sandie – as in San Diego minus the “go.” As the hotel’s mascot and puppy ambassador, guests and locals will get to meet Sandie when Canine Cocktails debuts on Sept. 8. Canine Cocktails is part of Hotel Indigo San Diego’s popular pet-friendly policy. The hotel understands that pets are family too, so there are no additional charges, deposits or size limits for four-legged friends traveling with guests. Since the hotel’s grand opening in July, dozens of guests have checked in with their pet pooches. Canine Cocktails began five years ago at sister property Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown. The pooch happy hour has been a big hit with guests and local dog owners, making headlines in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Similar to San Diego’s Canine Cocktails, the Atlanta property rolls out the puppy carpet every Tuesday during the summer – Memorial Day to Labor Day. Given San Diego’s temperate postcard-perfect climate, Hotel Indigo San Diego is picking up the weekly tradition after Labor Day and hosting Canine Cocktails through December. Please keep in mind socializing dogs must follow a few standard rules of conduct: Wear a leash, stay out of the bar area and keep paws off the tables and chairs. About Hotel Indigo San Diego Hotel Indigo San Diego is located at 509 9th Ave., just one block from PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and less than a mile from the San Diego Convention Center. The 12-story, 210-room property, including five suites, is San Diego’s first sustainably-built, LEED-certified hotel. It features a rooftop terrace bar with a reflection pool, fire pits, lounge seating and panoramic views of the San Diego skyline and baseball games at PETCO Park. Owned and managed by IHG, Hotel Indigo San Diego is a west coast flagship and marks the brand’s second property in California, along with the Hotel Indigo Ontario Rancho Cucamonga. For more information on Hotel Indigo San Diego, or to make reservations, visit http://www.hotelindigo.com/sandiego. About Hotel Indigo Meeting the desires of today’s business and leisure traveler, Hotel Indigo is an upscale boutique brand that delivers a refreshing and inviting guest experience that is truly reflective of the local community. There are currently 31 Hotel Indigo properties open worldwide and more than 60 hotels under development, either in the pipeline or in final negotiation. By the end of 2009, Hotel Indigo will almost double its footprint in the Americas with properties opening in New York City, Miami Beach, and Baltimore. For more information on Hotel Indigo, or to make reservations, please visit http://www.hotelindigo.com.

Hotel Indigo participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards. With 44 million members worldwide, Priority Club Rewards is the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program.

Guests can enroll for free by logging on at priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,300 hotels worldwide.

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