By Andrea Romano
January 28, 2019

Instagram, meet your new pet obsession.

Plenty of hotels opt for animal mascots to represent their brands both on the property and on social media. For instance, the Milwaukee Hilton has a Goldendoodle named Millie while the London West Hollywood in Beverly Hills has two adorable English bulldogs named Winston and Churchill.

And now, the St. Regis Aspen is welcoming their own furry friend to the family. And he has an adorable Instagram to go with him.

Meet Kitty Jacob Astor II, a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy that also pays tribute to the St. Regis’ history.

Courtesy of St. Regis Aspen

Kitty is the first-ever property dog for the St. Regis brand, but he’s named after someone quite famous from the hotel brand’s past: the faithful pup of the St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV. Astor’s dog was also named Kitty.

Kitty, of course, is a pretty peculiar name for a dog, but the St. Regis notes that it was just an example of Astor’s sense of humor, so the hotel thought the new pup’s name was a fitting tribute.

And while Kitty is just a little pup (less than a year old), he already has some big jobs around the hotel. He helps with airport-pickups, hosts storytimes with kids, attends community events, cuddles guests in the lobby, and even gives goodnight nuzzles.

Of course, his main duty is to give every guest a big welcome and bring smiles to their faces.

Bernese Mountain Dogs are well suited to the terrain and climate in Aspen. They were bred for alpine environments, so they love snow. They’re also known as good family dogs, since they’re usually gentle, friendly, patient, and very loyal.

Of course, if you can’t get to Aspen, you can follow Kitty’s antics on Instagram, where he gives the local weather report (hint: it’s usually cold), and shows off different areas of the hotel grounds.

As a Bernese Mountain Dog, Kitty enjoys exploring the surrounding alpine environment and frolicking in fresh snow. He also loves to show off his lovable personality and incredible friendliness.

To follow Kitty’s adventures, and get the cutest daily Aspen weather report ever, follow him on Instagram @KittyTheBernese.

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