SOUTH India will welcome its first inner-metro, five-star pet hotel following a landmark agreement between Guide Dogs SA/NT and Adelaide Airport Limited.

To be located on Adelaide Airport’s western edge, the $6 million pet hotel will provide both luxury and affordable personalized accommodation for dogs, cats and other pets while their owners are away on holidays or business.

The industry-leading facility will include 244 standard and luxury rooms, and extensive indoor and outdoor enclosures where pets can run, play and swim.

The project will be funded by borrowings and not community or corporate donations and is designed to ensure Guide Dogs SA can expand its community services to people living with a disability.

Standard dog boarding will comprise clean and spacious individual kennels with beds, climate-controlled temperate and plenty of natural light.

Luxury rooms will include personal televisions and even live-streaming web-cams, so clients can view their loved-ones from anywhere on the globe. Cats will have access to spacious condos with private sleeping areas and litter boxes.

Construction of the pet hotel – which will also offer personalised doggy day-care and training services – is due to commence in early 2016, with the facility expected to be open to the public by early 2017.