And the Winner of Fairmont’s Cutest Canine Contest Is . . .
Turns out I’m not the only traveler who loves both dogs and Fairmont hotels. More than 8,000 votes were cast to decide the winner of Fairmont’s Cutest Canine contest on The Window Seat. Although there’s no disputing the fact that each and every one of Fairmont’s canine employees are absolutely adorable, one emerged as the clear winner, coming away with 35 percent of the vote. And the winner is:
Catie Copley, The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.
This Boston resident was famous long before our little contest. With two books to her name, her own email address and business cards, she is the most beloved employee at the hotel. In fact, there’s often a waiting list of guests to take her on a walk.
The next time you’re at The Fairmont Copley Plaza, be sure to say congratulations to Catie! According to the hotel’s website, she hangs out near the St. James entrance. The concierge maintains an appointment book where guest can schedule walks or runs with her. When guests take Catie for a walk around the city, they receive a walk pack that includes a booklet highlighting Catie’s favorite Boston walks, as well as the commands that she knows and a biscuit for a walk well done.
Catie will be receiving her very own Roaming Gnome statue. We hope the staff at The Fairmont Copley Plaza will send us a photo of Caitie and her new pal, the Travelocity Roaming Gnome. You can email Catie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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My name: Genevieve Shaw Brown. I also answer to Genny and Gen.
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First thing I do in a new place: Peruse the local restaurants and map out my dining strategy for the duration of my trip. Dining strategy = eating at as many restaurants as humanly possible.
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Travel ambition: To cover that map completely in push pins.
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