SOURCE: Fairmont Pittsburgh

Fairmont Pittsburgh

September 20, 2011 09:00 ET

Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel Welcomes Canine Ambassador

Former Service Dog Brings Comfort to Guests

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - The Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Edie, a white Boxer/Labrador Retriever mix, as its official Canine Ambassador. Edie -- whose name is inspired by Andy Warhol's muse, Edie Sedgwick -- provides guests with a warm welcome and is available to accompany them on walks around the hotel.

Born in March 2010, the same month that this luxury Pittsburgh hotel opened its doors, Edie began training in the assistant dog program at Circle Tail, Inc. in Pleasant Plain, Ohio as a puppy -- but because of her outgoing personality -- proved to be better suited to the hospitality industry.

At work five days a week, Edie happily greets guests from around the world. Just like her colleagues at The Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel, Edie wears a nametag, keeps an appointment book and even has her own email address. Edie is looking forward to hosting events and getting involved in the community at schools, nursing homes and local events. At the end of the day, Edie heads home with Julie Abramovic, public relations manager, where she spends her free time going for walks, playing at the dog park and chewing on her favorite toys.

Fairmont's luxury Pittsburgh hotel is a pet-friendly destination that encourages travelers to bring along their own furry friends. The hotel's canine guests receive walking maps, complimentary beds and dishes, and healthy treats made by Executive Pastry Chef Naomi Gallego.

Located at 510 Market Street, in the heart of Downtown, The Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel is within walking distance to the Cultural District, Market Square, eclectic shopping and world-class sporting venues. The LEED-certified Four Diamond, 185-room property features a contemporary art and industry design theme.

For more information about this luxury Pittsburgh hotel's accommodations, services and amenities, visit or call 1 (888) 270-6647.

Located in world-class destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. With more than 60 hotels, Fairmont is known as much for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, as its classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit

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