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Morris Animal Inn

#HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino recently brought her Cocker Spaniel, Stella, to Morristown‘s Morris Animal Inn for the ultimate pet pampering experience!

Debora Montgomery, marketing manager of the Inn, explained all the wonderful amenities they provide for their special dog and cat guests.

“Pets are family, and we treat then with the utmost care and respect,” explained Debora.  “Parents can rest easy leaving their pet overnight or in daycare with our accredited staff and safe environment.”

The Morris Animal Inn is an internationally recognized pet care facility, owned by the Morris family since 1960.  Among the many features housed at the Inn, one of the highlights is the Aqua Center.  While suspended in soothing warm water, your pet is massaged by eight adjustable jets in the whirlpool!

The Morris Animal Inn puts a premium on playtime.  Morning, noon and evening nature trail walks are scheduled depending on your pet’s schedule (cats are protected on these walks via the “Kitty SUV” stroller).

They also have full service grooming salon and spa, offering free puppy primping, shed-less treatments, teeth brushing, facials and more!  As for Stella, she enjoyed a massage, paw soak, a run on the treadmill, a gourmet meal, stenciling, a perfume spray, and more.  She had it better than most humans!

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The Wilshire Grand Hotel Welcomes Their 100,000th Guest

The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange recently checked in their 100,000th guest, and we exclusively gave Jordan from Alabama a big #HipNJ welcome!

“We have been really excited here at the hotel,” gushed reservation manager Amanda Borrerro to our Maria Falzo.  “We have been monitoring the number of reservations, and when it hit 100,000, we wanted to do something very special!”

Upon his arrival, Jordan was feted with a fabulous party in his honor, complete with fruit, cake, champagne, and entertainment.  Guests were encouraged to take part of the festivities, and were left impressed by The Wilshire’s customer service style.

“It’s nice to be in a place as warm and welcoming as it is here,” said Milwaukee‘s Sara Meaney, who added to the excitement by coining #WaitingForJordan.

Jordan was upgraded to the lush Presidential Suite, which offers a luxurious king bed, Wolfgang Puck coffee service, marble bathroom, and private Jacuzzi.

The Wilshire Grand’s staff also presented Jordan with a goodie bag that included 2,000 Stash Points.  Jordan can redeem his Stash Rewards for free stays at participating independent hotels across the country, including the Caribbean.

Jordan, who came in for business from Birmingham, was floored by everyone’s reception.

“My clients recommended The Wilshire Grand Hotel due to their comfortable environment, and they were right.  They made my first visit to New Jersey a wonderful experience!” Jordan exclaimed.

For The Wilshire’s general manager, Ed Reagoso, it was a pleasure to give Jordan this memory:

“Tonight’s celebration is a testament to The Wilshire Grand Hotel’s mission to provide guests with memorable stays.  We are happy to commemorate this time with Jordan, and we look forward to welcoming our 100,001th guest and beyond!”

From now until April 3, Hip New Jersey is celebrating The Wilshire Grand Hotel with a luxe giveaway!  One lucky #HipNJ winner will win a “Pampered in Pink” package, which includes a free night’s stay, pink champagne with chocolate kisses, fresh pink flowers, dinner at Zagat-rated Primavera, and late check-out.  To enter, like and share our postings on #HipNJ social media, or enter your name via our website for a better chance to win!

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Wellness Lounge of South Orange

#HipNJ‘s Gina Cerniglia made her way to South Orange‘s Wellness Lounge, and found out more about their Jersey Luxe spa services.

During the “Wellness Happy Hour” event, Gina was lucky enough to indulge in some of their offerings, including a Thai massage, ear candling, reflexology and acupuncture.  The Wellness Lounge also offers guided meditation and holistic assessment, which measures “your current wellness status and lifestyle to determine the most appropriate support for improving your overall well-being.”

Another en vogue therapy they offer is Reiki.  This technique promotes stress reduction, relaxation and healing via energy that can only be channeled by someone attuned to it.  This hypnotic experience promotes a calm, relaxed state that is a different experience for each individual.

The Wellness Lounge offers Corporate Solutions as well, which gives your employees a relaxing treat for all their hard work!  They also work within schools and communities to promote health and wellness, and even set up “pop up” luxury lounges for events and parties!

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