Mercure Hotels

PetLondon was tasked to find some four legged friends for the launch of a new room service for dogs. The luxury hotel chain, Mercure, got in contact to find some models for the promotional photoshoot and the filming for the new Pawsome delights on offer at their Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa.

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Research by the hotel brand found 33% of dog owners miss out on going away because of their pets and 41% feel guilty when they do travel. The hotel collection has introduced the Happy Tails package, masterminded by Head Pet Nutritionist at AniForte, Katrin Scholz, at selected hotels within their group.

The hotel chain wanted a variety of sizes, to highlight that dogs of all sizes, ages and shapes were welcome. After much consideration, they chose four dogs. These were: Nala, the Pug, Brinkley, the American Cocker Spaniel, Pip, the West Highland Terrier & Scotty, the Golden Retriever.

The filming took place across the whole hotel complex, including a group shot on the beautiful grounds. From panning group shots in the lobby to action sequences outside, all the dogs performed superbly to all the tasks at hand. I think Nala, especially enjoyed one of her filming scenes.. She told us it was the easiest day on set ever! (See photo below).

Nala, enjoying the finer things in life

Similarly, Brinkley, modelled beautifully in one of Mercure’s dog friendly room. He was definitely the perfect actor;  ‘pretending’ to soundly snooze for the photograph. Every little touch has been thought of to make the stay as pleasurable for the canine companions, such as the matching dog bowl and ball that matched the carpet and bed frame.

Hotel bedroom (Mecure Hotels/PA)

At lunchtime, all the dogs headed to the dining room to shoot the Happy Tails package.  The nutritious menu had been designed just for dogs and includes salmon sashimi, beef tartar and ‘clean eating’ chicken with carrots and apples if your dog prefers to eat lighter on their holiday.


Salmon and banana for dogs (Mecure Hotels/PA)

On the menu for dogs at Walton Hall Hotel & Spa



Two customers waiting to tuck in


Guests just need to ring in advance to check whether their chosen venue provides the service they require. More information can be found on

Be sure to check out the promotional video. Well done everyone!