The busy summer travel season is just around the corner. For those traveling with their Fido friends, what better way to enjoy it than to stay in a pet friendly destination? Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a leading national hotel management company is welcoming pet travel companions at several of its pet-friendly properties nationwide including The Pfister Hotel, Hilton Milwaukee Hotel, Hilton Madison Monona Terrace Hotel, Skirvin Hilton Hotel, AC Chicago Downtown and The Lincoln Cornhusker Marriott Hotel.

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Marcus Hotels & Resorts welcomes pets this summer (Photo: Business Wire)

Marcus Hotels & Resorts welcomes pets this summer (Photo: Business Wire)

One out of three pet owners take their pets with them if they leave for more than two nights according to the American Pet Products Association. "In order to accommodate this demand, many of our pet-friendly properties pull out all the stops to make our four-legged friends feel at home when staying with us. They receive a warm welcome, a variety of important amenities such as a goody bag filled with treats and toys, and a pet bed for proper sleeping arrangements. Our friendly hotel staff is also available to accommodate any pet needs and is even prepared to give a pet or belly rub in a moment's notice. At any of our pet-friendly properties, our furry friends are sure to get a VIP pooch experience," said Joseph Khairallah, chief operating officer of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Keep these pet-friendly Marcus Hotels & Resorts properties in mind when planning your summer vacation:

"Rover-Night Package" at The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wis. ( www.thepfisterhotel.com )

Pet friendly accommodations at The Pfister Hotel include the same superior service, breathtaking architecture and modern amenities that is expected at this AAA-Four Diamond historic property. The "Rover-Night Package" includes one-night accommodations, a doggy gift basket including a plush pillow, treats, toys and/or maps to local parks, and a monetary donation to the Elmbrook Humane Society in your honor. Pet cleaning fee included ($100 value). For more information, visit: http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/milwaukee-hotel-room/pet-friendly-milwaukee.

Hilton Milwaukee AAA-Four Diamond Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis. ( www.hiltonmilwaukee.com )

This AAA-Four Diamond property has a special enclosed courtyard to allow pets to run, play and be outside! For more information, visit: http://www.hiltonmilwaukee.com/hotel-accommodations/pet-program.asp

Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln, Neb. ( http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lnkfs-the-lincoln-marriott-cornhusker-hotel )

At The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Nebraska's #1 hotel for leisure and business, pets are treated as any other guest: like a part of the family. Furry family members enjoy a truly brilliant experience with a package at check-in tailored just to their travel needs. This includes a lush bed, pet treats, waste bags and toys to provide a relaxed and comfortable stay. Located in the heart of downtown Lincoln, Neb., the hotel's central location provides pets access to gorgeously landscaped walking paths throughout the area. The hotel also believes in giving back by doing an annual campaign in April where 10% of rooms booked go to the Capital Humane Society.

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace Hotel, Madison, Wis. ( www.hiltonmadison.com )

As one of the first hotel's in the Madison market to implement a successful pet friendly policy, the Hilton Madison is known to treat their pet guests with a comfortable and pampering experience. Pets' names are listed on the welcome board in the lobby, they have access to water and dog treats all day, they can enjoy a small or medium-size pet bed and receive a welcome bag upon arrival with treats, a small toy and waste removal bag. The hotel also allows pets to join guests on the patio of its Capitol ChopHouse restaurant for dining.

Other Marcus Hotels & Resorts pet-friendly destinations include: InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel , Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis., Sheraton Madison Hotel , AC Hotel Chicago Downtown , Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington Hotel , The Garland in North Hollywood, Calif., The Platinum Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., and Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel .

Please visit hotel websites for more details on pet-friendly options available.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group. The company's distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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