Hotels pay attention to the smallest details of their guests, from the guest reception lobby, through the special diet, and ending with additional hours of play and fun, as the cat loves the guest.
Most of the families who want to travel outside Britain resort to depositing their cats in qualified hotels, which are carefully and carefully selected, according to the evaluation of customers and their opinions on the Internet.
Reservation periods extend from two days to weeks and sometimes up to months, during which hotel administrations are keen to communicate with the cat owners through videos and pictures, to reassure them of their health and general mood.
Prices vary from one hotel to another according to the classification and the number of awards the hotel has won during participation in international forums, but in general they range from 10 pounds per night to 24 pounds.
“Treating cats as guests is no less important than dealing with humans, and in both cases the needs must be met,” says Lucy, a member of the board of directors of “Long Croft” Hotels Group, which was founded in 2010 and includes 25 branches across Britain.
Regarding lunches, Lucy says that cat hotels may not need a “chef” who specializes in cat dishes, but that every meal is consulted by nutritionists about it, to show its suitability for each guest cat separately.
The ideal meal for cats includes pieces of tuna, chicken and shrimp as a main meal, while during the day there are special types of biscuits, preferably served with lukewarm milk.
Experts say that cats are very selective with regard to meals, and always prefer the feeling of not changing their resting place and food, which leads the cat reception team in hotels to ask about eating the favorite cat at home, and try to present a similar dish.
The cat’s meals differ according to the type of cat, its age, weight, and species, and certainly its personal preference for one dish over another.
Lucy, who works for a 5-star hotel group, adds: “In cat hotels, we always monitor the temperature of the rooms, taking care of the details in terms of the sheets ironed on the beds and the cotton sheets.”
And she continues: “The follow-up also includes ensuring that a clean environment is provided for playing and spending time with favorite games, in addition to providing special spaces for the cats to relax.”
And just as humans, cats can enjoy a private session at the spa and test the “mini-care and pedicure” session as well as in the salons.
Pampering sessions include cutting long claws and extra hair, a body massage session, cleaning eyes and ears, using skin moisturizers for hands and feet, as well as a special program for oral and dental care.
Cat hotels are subject to strict regulations regarding general cleanliness. And it increased sterilization procedures during the time of Corona.
And just like hotels for humans, cat rooms after leaving are subject to sterilization, regulation, and changing of sheets and games, to ensure that no particular epidemic is caused, with the lack of confirmed information whether cats cause the transmission of the Corona epidemic among humans or not.
Cats are among the smartest hotel guests in the animal world, according to experts, who said that the cat senses the difference in place in an isolated way.
The customer service workers in cat hotels need special training and rehabilitation by professionals, to deal with the types of cats and their way of sleeping, eating and playing in a new place.