The Muse Hotel, New York
Your dog may not have the capacity to appreciate being welcomed by name, but he'll definitely appreciate the plush bed, food bowls and bottled water.
Owners meanwhile receive complimentary plastic bags, a list of dog-friendly restaurants and parks in the vicinity and a personal welcome from the director of pet relations -- a rather fluffy teacup Pomeranian named Ginger.
The Muse Hotel, 130 W. 46th St., New York; +1 212 485 2400; from $249 per room per night, no extra charge for dogs
Yufuin Garden Hotel, ?ita, Japan
Hot springs aren't just for humans.
At the Yufuin Garden Hotel, canine guests get their own exercise paddock and indoor exercise area, but the beautifully landscaped gardens have also been designed with dogs in mind, with streams and an outdoor shower.
There's a hot spring bathing area for dogs, who also get their own celebration cake if their visit takes place on a birthday.
Yufuin Garden Hotel, Oita Prefecture, Yufuincho Nakagawa, Japan; +81 0977 28 2008; from $130 per room per night, no extra charge for dogs