It is, perhaps, the most unusual hire the legendary Park Hyatt Hotel in Chicago has ever made. Parker, a one eyed pug who was rescued in Tennessee, has just been made the new concierge at the five star hotel located on Chicago’s equally legendary Magnificent Mile. Needless to say, the hotel has simply been mobbed with people who have come to see her.
Five year old Parker was rescued in Tennessee by PAWS Chicago, the Chicago based animal rescue group and humane society. At the time of the rescue, Parker suffered from a severely damaged left eye that could not be repaired as well as serious skin infections, a urinary track infection and teeth that were badly rotting out.
Parker found a new and loving owner in Walter Brindell, the general manager for the Park Hyatt. He immediately promoted his new friend to the post of concierge for the hotel with actual specific duties. To say that cute Parker is pampered by the staff is a true understatement. She sports a dashing burberry bandanna, gets to take naps behind the counter in her own bed and has free run of the exotic outside gardens.
She is no slouch, though. She rides in the elevators and escorts guests to their rooms and she attends all in house staff meetings. Brindell says that she is extremely friendly to everyone and has a great personality. Her eye had to be removed because it was beyond repair and her urinary tract infection was cured. However, vets couldn’t save her teeth but the skin tags and infections were treated and have cleared up.
All of the hotel staff take their turns walking, feeding and giving Parker her medications. Parker has been such a hit in The Windy City that people have flocked to the hotel just for the chance to take a selfie with her and post it to their social media pages.
General Manager Brindell remarked that, “For the staff, the associates, without question, it has put a smile on their faces and it brings in an element to the hotel that was not there before.”
No word yet on whether Parker is now a White Sox fan or a Cubs fan.
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