A symbol of Boston’s rich history and elegance since opening in 1912, the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel’s recent renovation of 383 guest rooms and suites has added a decidedly residential feel to the AAA four-diamond award winner with sumptuous custom fabrics and furniture. But being the largest luxury hotel management company in North America, the marriage between home comforts and top flight amenities for the savvy business traveler didn’t end there. Guests can now enjoy the unwavering loyalty of a canine companion for an early morning jog around Boston Common. No kidding. Recently retired from her Guide Dog Foundation training gig, Catie is the hotel’s new Canine Ambassador who caters to those who long for man’s best friend while away from home. The enthusiastic three-year-old black lab brings added pedigree to her post as a knowledgeable steward of the neighborhood. She is available via the concierge staff and comes equipped with a book of her favorite routes and verbal commands, business cards and biscuits, of course. The Ambassador program began in 2001 at Fairmont’s Hotel Vancouver and has since been adopted by two other Fairmont properties. All Fairmont hotels are pet friendly. 800-441-1414; http://www.fairmont.com/copleyplaza.