IRVINE, California (PRNewswire) — Orange County’s first luxury hotel exclusively for cats will be opening in Irvine this winter.
Fashioned after luxury hotels and resorts, Club Cat’s unique accommodations are a departure from conventional boarding options for cats. Designed especially for felines, who are vertically inclined creatures, the suites are eight-feet tall and at least three and a half feet wide with enclosed balconies.
Centrally located just two miles from John Wayne airport, Club Cat, an up-and-coming alternative to conventional boarding, will provide peace-of-mind to cat owners who travel for business or pleasure.
Club Cat founder, Shana Martin, set out to create an upscale boarding environment.
“As a lifelong cat owner, traveling was always stressful for me because it was difficult to rely on family, friends or neighbors to take care of my cats the way I wanted them to be taken care of,” says Martin. “Hiring pet sitters wasn’t an option either because I never felt comfortable giving a complete stranger access to my home and personal belongings.”
Martin’s vision was also motivated by the misconception that cats are self-sufficient creatures.
“Many people think cats are happy with just a bowl of food, some water and a litter box, but research says otherwise,” says Martin. A recent study conducted by scientists from Oregon State University reveals that cats are more like their canine counterparts than not, the majority preferring social interaction to food.
Martin, a freelance writer, combined her passion for literature and cats to create an upscale and spacious yet cozy and inviting feel. Suite names are “cat-punned” after some of her favorite novels – The Great Catsby (after Charles Dicken’s The Great Gatsby) and Romeow and Juliet, to name a few.
In addition to modern trompe l’oeil and whimsical cat portraiture décor, cat suites will be shared only by cats from the same family.
“Stress can substantially weaken a cat’s immune system,” says Kelly Doria, DVM at All Paws House Calls, who has been advising Martin from the start. “Creating a safe, secure, environmentally stimulating area at Club Cat will help to keep cats calm and minimize their stress when their owner is away.”
- CatFlix – Feline-friendly programs
- CatCasts – Live webcasts for cat owners who want to check in on their kitty cats 24/7
- CatChats – For cat owners who want to have live “cat-versations” with their kitty
Special amenities include:
- Fur therapy
- Derrière trims
- Calming therapy
- Nightly paw-down service
For more information, visit www.clubcatusa.com or connect with Club Cat on Facebook and Instagram at @clubcatusa.