Australian Hotel’s First Canine Ambassador Welcomes Guests With Some

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
There’s a special concierge looking to greet you at the swanky Park Hyatt in Melbourne, Australia, and he’ll wag his tail when he sees you coming!

An 18-month-old former guide dog became the Park Hyatt, Melbourne’s first canine ambassador, and we guarantee, you’ve never been welcomed to a hotel until you’ve been welcomed by the likes of Mr. Walker!

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@parkhyattmelbourne (@get_repost) ・・・ Park Hyatt Melbourne is proud to announce a new four-legged addition to the team! . Mr Walker, an affectionate Blonde Labrador Retriever trained by Guide Dogs Victoria, will commence his role today as the hotel's new Canine Ambassador. Many of you have already seen our furry team member around the property in the last month. Today, Mr Walker will officially begin his hotel duties, such as greeting guests at the lobby and attending important client meetings. Soon, guests will also be able to take their morning walks with Mr Walker around the parks and gardens surrounding the hotel.

A post shared by Guide Dogs Victoria (@guidedogsvictoria) on Sep 6, 2017 at 9:34pm PDT

Mr. Walker is a friendly yellow labrador retriever who always has that goofy golden lab smile on his face. Makes him the perfect welcoming mug guests at the ritzy hotel see upon arrival.

"Is it Friday yet?" . Getting through Thursdays with Mr Walker . melbourne

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His official duties are to greet guests in the lobby, but he also is expected to attend client meetings, and can even be walked around the hotel’s gardens by hotel guests in the mornings. The Park Hyatt Chicago has a canine concierge as well, an adorable little Pug named Parker. Parker welcomed Mr. Walker to the concierge family in a lovely social media post, and we guess when Mr. Walker is done napping in his custom-made Tasmanian Oak bed, he’ll send a response!

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Our very own Parker the Pug welcomes @parkhyattmelbourne's new addition, Mr. Walker, to the family! Stop by their page to check out the most sophisticated Labrador Retriever we've ever seen, and certainly the most dapper! Chicago Melbourne

A post shared by Park Hyatt Chicago (@parkhyattchicago) on Sep 7, 2017 at 2:54pm PDT

Mr. Walker uses his ambassadorship to advocate for Guide Dogs Victoria, where he originally received his guide dog training, and gives an overall air of sophistication to the hotel lobby. I mean, what says, “Classy,” than a smartly dressed golden dog, we ask you? Not much!

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