There are only two things that prove the world is good: Phoebe Waller-Bridge won three Emmys for Fleabag, and The Lanesborough hotel in London has adopted a cute-as-hell resident cat named Lilibet.
Lilibet is a Siberian Forest Cat who joined the hotel back in June 2019. It’s unclear what her official job description is but tbh, she could do whatever she wanted and I’d petition to get her a pay rise.[related_articles]69084,75762,72567[/related_articles]
The Lanesborough is commonly named one of the best hotels in London, and that was before Lilibet came onto the scene. We can only imagine that staying here now would be a transcendent experience on par with seeing the Mona Lisa or tucking into all-you-can-eat scnitzel.
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This pampered kitty is looked after by her very own Cat Committee, a group of dedicated employees who have volunteered for the coveted job. It’s exactly what she deserves, because she deserves the world.
If you’re not a feline fan (weird flex, but okay) or are allergic, don’t worry — Siberians are hypoallergenic. They’re also friendly and affectionate, so it’s no surprise that Lilibet landed the job.
It’s (thankfully) pretty common for hotels to have live-in animals. The St Regis Aspen has Kitty the Bernese mountain dog, while the Puri Garden Hotel and Hostel in Ubud offers puppy therapy to its guests.
What a world we live in.
(Lead image: The Lanesborough / Instagram)
Alana is the staff writer on AWOL who thinks the best way to travel is by taking spontaneous detours and stopping at every local bakery to try the cakes. She writes a lot about Australian TV, Big Things, cursed food, and theme parks. You can follow her on Instagram @alana.dotcom. It’s mostly dogs she meets along the way.