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Lansdowne Resort Unveils New Dog Friendly Program

Introduces Howl for the Holidays Dogs Stay Free Package

Lansdowne Resort, the AAA Four Diamond property located in Leesburg, has unveiled a new dog friendly program, officials announced today. The dog friendly resort in Virginia also introduced their “Howl for the Holidays” seasonal offer that will allow dogs to stay free with a guest and have the $100 non-refundable fee waived. The special seasonal dog friendly offer is available from November 24 through December 30, 2013. For guests staying with canines over Thanksgiving, the resort is preparing a special dog friendly dinner with turkey, oatmeal, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.

“We have seen an increase in the number of guests inquiring about whether we were dog friendly, so this decision was a direct result.” said Michael Snapkoski, director of sales and marketing at Lansdowne Resort. “Aside from our resort, there are dog friendly parks in the area, so allowing dogs seemed like a great way to fulfill a need for guests and families that love to travel with their four-legged friends.”

Upon arrival at the resort, the dog will be provided with a special bone amenity and permission to use an official Lansdowne Resort dog bowl. The property will allow dogs in certain rooms on the second floor of the hotel. The weight size restriction for one dog is 75 pounds, or two will be permitted with the limit of 50 pounds per dog. Guests are asked to announce plans to travel with a dog prior to arrival, and be required to fill out and sign the dog friendly policy agreement during the check-in process. Lansdowne Resort is composed of 500 acres of land which includes Bark Park, a dog friendly rest area, and the Potomac Heritage Trail, a walking path where dog and owner can explore along the banks of the historic Potomac River.

The dog friendly resort in Virginia also offers a Kanine Kitchen with all items onion and corn free. This doggie room service option includes Peanut Butter Bones; Ruffrey Rrrrrisotto with mixed meats, light garlic, rice and finely chopped vegetables; Meatloaf a la Bingo with potatoes, finely chopped vegetables, navy beans, ground beef, eggs and wheat germ; and Apple Pup-Cakes with applesauce, vanilla, wheat flour, apple chips and honey.

Lansdowne Resort is located in scenic DC Wine Country about 40 minutes west of Washington DC and eight miles north of Dulles International Airport. The AAA Four Diamond property is International Association of Conference Center (IACC) and Virginia Green certified and has 296 luxury guest rooms and 14 suites. Amenities and resort recreation include four restaurants; an Aquatic Complex with five pools and a waterslide; three tennis courts; 12,000 square foot Spa Minérale with 13 treatment rooms; and The Golf Club at Lansdowne with 45 holes of golf designed by Robert Trent Jones and Greg Norman, and managed by Troon Golf.

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About Lansdowne Resort
Lansdowne Resort is the Washington, DC area's only full-service resort. A recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond Award in every year of its existence, this resort combines impeccable service, urban style, understated luxury and premium amenities.

Situated in the heart of DC Wine Country, Lansdowne Resort combines luxury accommodations, the world-class Spa Minérale, 45 holes of championship golf at The Golf Club at Lansdowne and four dining options. Recognized as one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier resorts and IACC (International Association of Conference Centers) certified conference centers, this 500-acre gem managed  by Destination Hotels & Resorts is located just 40 minutes from the Nation's Capital and only eight miles from Dulles International Airport. See www.LansdowneResort.com for details. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is the country’s fourth largest hospitality management company with a portfolio of extraordinary resorts and hotels that span the nation, from exhilarating alpine adventures to stunning beachfronts to vibrant urban destinations. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013, Destination manages 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, each offering authentic, enriching experiences for the discerning traveler. The company’s award-winning collection features 113 unique restaurants, lounges and bars, 18 golf courses, 17 full-service spas and six IACC certified conference centers. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in premier locales in metropolitan and resort markets including Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Maui, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Aspen, Vail, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, Denver and San Diego. Headquartered in Colorado, the privately owned company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises and the Lowe Hospitality Group.  For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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