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October 28, 2011
Doggie Day Historic Hotel Bethlehem!

Bethlehem, Pa. (October 27, 2011) Dennis J. Costello, General Manager of the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, commends the Downtown Bethlehem Association for the continued success of their fourth annual “Doggie Day.”

The idea began as a way of highlighting all of the Al Fresco dining on Bethlehem’s historic Main Street.  “It reminds me of Paris and their outdoor dining, where it is commonplace to see people with their pets by their side.” says Costello. Bethlehem is a great town with many choices for outdoor dining, and is listed as one of the most “walkable” towns in the country.  This is something that Bethlehem’s residents know very well and one of the main reasons people move into the much coveted historic downtown, one of Pennsylvania’s oldest nationally registered historic districts.

Bethlehem’s Doggie Day, always scheduled in October, includes a pet costume contest called the “Mutt Strut” first-, second- and third-place prizes were awarded to dogs in the following categories: pet-owner look-alike, scariest costume, most creative, spirit of Bethlehem and open/general.

Second place in this year’s “Doggie Day” has been awarded to “Jaws” whose owner, Anne Denny, created a Bell-Hop costume to match those of the city’s Historic Hotel Bethlehem.  Shown here is the Bell-Hop dog posed with an actual member of the hotel’s Bell staff, Brian Tanen
The Historic Hotel Bethlehem is located in Bethlehem, Pa.  It is in the heart of Bethlehem’s nationally registered historic district.  The hotel is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America.  Experience world-class service, charming guest accommodations and award winning cuisine, all on a site that has been warmly welcoming guests since 1741.

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