Americans reckon West Yorkshire luxury cat hotel is purrfect for reality TV show

A LUXURY hotel for cats is poised for international stardom after American producers selected it as the setting for a new reality television series.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 22nd February 2016, 8:31 am
Updated Monday, 22nd February 2016, 8:40 am
Millie the cat at dinner
Millie the cat at dinner

The Ings Luxury Cat Hotel at Thornhill, Dewsbury, offers a level of hospitality most human hotel guests can only dream of.

It has fired the imagination of the world’s media since opening its doors in December 2013.

Now owners Jo and Phil Ounsley are at an advanced stage of negotiations with TV executives from California, who have been deeply impressed by the quality and success of the hotel,

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Luxury Cat Hotel owner Jo Ounsley showing a resident called Millie the menu.

Feline residents at The Ings are pampered in five-star luxury with an a la carte menu served on fine bone china, four-poster beds, underfloor heating, spa treatments, massages, flat-screen TVs, and high-end furnishings.

The menu includes line-caught sea bass fried in organic butter and seafood medley and liver stew, washed down with wheat-germ smoothies or lactose-free milk.

Mother-of-two Mrs Ounsley, said: “It’s a real compliment that the Americans have approached us because they feel our hotel is the best in the world,”

“Americans demand the best of everything, especially service and care, and that’s what we endeavour to provide for all our guests.

Jo Ounsley treats Mille the cat to some pampering

“We’re not sure when the show will be broadcast but they’re hoping to start filming later this year. It’s going to be brilliant.”

Mrs Ounsley was inspired to open The Ings after struggling to find a cattery where she could go on holiday and leave her own cat behind with peace of mind.

Mrs Ounsley said the hotel is booked-up for 2016, adding: “We recently had a ballerina from Paris contact us to book her cat in after she’d seen an item about us on French TV. Imagine that, leaving Paris behind for Thornhill.

“She had to cancel in the end because her diary changed but it was very flattering.”

Luxury Cat Hotel owner Jo Ounsley showing a resident called Millie the menu.

Personal touches at The Ings include sending photos, videos and daily updates of ‘guests’ on social media to holidaying owners.

Cats are also read bedtime stories and enjoy special events including a ‘Catterday Night Disco’.

Jo Ounsley treats Mille the cat to some pampering