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There's no better way to show your appreciation on International Dog Day than to treat your furry one with a luxurious getaway

As King Frederick of Prussia once said in 1789, “dog is man's best friend”—and that statement is still very true today. In fact, for many of us, dogs are part of our families, a companion through good times and tough times.

So it goes without saying that these beautiful creatures deserve their own special day, in the form of International Dog Day today. Show your appreciation for your pet with a cake (for dogs, of course), a new toy, or better yet, take him on a holiday—because to them, it’s your company that matters.

Below, our top picks of luxurious pet-friendly hotels that will give your pooch the five-star treatment it deserves.

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Alila Anji, Zhejiang

Take your dog on a peaceful resort getaway overlooking a lake and lush bamboo groves at Alila Anji, the first pet-friendly Alila resort. Pet owners and their fur kids are welcome to check in to the spacious Lake View or Hill View villa—which boasts private terraces overlooking the lake or mountain—at no additional charge. Taking a walk on the sprawling 66-hectare grounds?

The resort has thoughtfully placed pet litter station for your convenience. For that extra pet-friendly touch, Alila Anji has also partnered with lifestyle brand Zee.Dog to ensure each villa is furnished with amenities like pet food, water bowls, and wet pads. There’s also a room service menu for your pup, for snacks like dog chew bones.

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Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel

Give your pooch a “Gangnam style” holiday at Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel. Located in the prime district of Seoul, the hotel is also in close vicinity to several parks and the beautiful Hangang river, where you can take long walks with your dog.

With a “Love That Dog” package, Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel offers a night's stay in the deluxe triple room with a balcony, as well as a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, stainless water and food bowls, a floor mat, and a complimentary welcome dog kit that includes toilet bags. At KRW270,000 per night, it is only available for dogs below 10kg.

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Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa

Onsen lovers can finally truly relax—because you can finally bring your fur kid along on your spa trip. Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa welcomes three pets up to 10 kilograms each or one pet up to 30 kilograms with no additional fee.

Dog-friendly accommodations come in the option of the Deluxe Twin Room or Regency Executive Suite Twin, which boasts a dog shower, dryer and pet enclosure on the balcony. If you have to leave your dog in the room while you take a soak in the onsen, pet-sitting services are also available.

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The Temple House, Chengdu

The third hotel in China’s The House Collective and a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, The Temple House in Chengdu is the perfect embodiment of the city’s heritage and laid-back culture. Named after the nearby Daci Temple, the hotel is not only pet-friendly—it is also extremely passionate about animal welfare, supporting conservation efforts at Chengdu’s Giant Panda Breeding Research Base and organising adoption days with a local dog rescue centre.

At The Temple House, your dog is in good hands—it is free to roam (as long as they are leashed) in the terrace and the cafe, where there are special cushion covers and an organic menu for both dogs and cats. The hotel also organises a Doga Yoga Day from time to time, so you can clock in a work out together.

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Capella Singapore

Closer to home, Capella Singapore is perfect for a staycation with your dog. Located on Sentosa Island, your pet can look forward to lots of playtime on the surrounding beaches, while the one- and two-bedroom villas afford plenty of space for him to run about.

Pet amenities include a cushion and food bowl, and you can be assured that your Capella Personal Assistant will take care of any additional needs. We hear there’s even a complimentary cake during the birthday month of your pet! Only dogs below six kilograms are permitted however, and they are to be leashed and accompanied at all times in public areas.

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