a dog is for life, not just for Christmas

    The Ampersand Hotel offers excellent customer service for all guests, including your four-legged friends. This Christmas, The Ampersand Hotel will celebrate our furry friends by encouraging guests to bring their dogs to stay with them over the festive period and donate to Dogs Trust.


    A man’s best friend doesn’t deserve to be left in a kennel when you travel, especially during the festive period. With The Ampersand Hotel’s dog-friendly offering, you can bring your favourite hound along on your next trip to London and stay together in one of the hotel’s 111 individually designed bedrooms, nestled in the heart of South Kensington, just a tennis-balls-throw from Hyde Park.

    As it’s Christmas, and Christmas is a time for giving, The Ampersand Hotel has partnered with Dogs Trust, so when you stay with your dog over the festive period, your pooch will receive a chew toy for them to enjoy and, to give back, you will have the opportunity to donate to help those pups less fortunate.


    To launch the Christmas initiative, Winston – aka Winny – a Pembroke Welsh Corgi living in East London visited The Ampersand Hotel and is encouraging his four-legged friends to do the same. At the tender age of 3, Winny has become an Instagram sensation with over 50k followers thanks to his sense of fun, impeccable style and worldwide adventures. 

    Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. 40 years on from the iconic ‘a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ slogan, the charity is still inundated year-on-year with unwanted dogs given as gifts. They want dogs should be treated as valued family members and The Ampersand Hotel agrees, believing even your pooch should be pampered over Christmas.

    Dogs Trust is funded entirely by the generosity of their supporters and without them it wouldn’t be possible to care for over 15,000 dogs per year at their 21 rehoming centres. With every stay over the festive period, The Ampersand Hotel is encouraging guests to donate to Dogs Trust when they book to help support the great work that they do.

    A dog is for life, not just for Christmas

    From 1st October to 31st December, The Ampersand Hotel will offer the option to donate £1 to Dogs Trust with every booking made. Over the festive period, any guests who bring their dog with them will receive a chew toy for their dog to enjoy and take home with them.