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Thai hospitality sector seizes potential of 'pet factor'

Five-star treats for furry clients as animal service industry booms

Instagram and cats have made the feline-focused Caturday Cat Cafe a Bangkok sensation. (Photo by Ron Gluckman)

BANGKOK -- The staycation starts with Sunday brunch, featuring all of her favorite treats. Then, a park walk and spa treatment. Candlelight room service, of course. Nothing is too good for one's sweetheart, even the four-legged kind.

Such is the case at the Kimpton Maa-Lai, one of Bangkok's newest, "hip" hotels, where the Craft cafe buzzes with animal life every weekend. Some might say it is "barking mad."

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