It always pays to do plenty of research before going into a new business or occupation.
For Best Western owner Danny Marwood, that involved staying in regional Victorian hotels and motels three to four nights a week.
Hotelier Sue Hanning stops in her verbal tracks and asks: “Did I mention Max? He’s an alpha male, highly social and got a big attitude. People mention him on TripAdvisor, he’s quite a legend.”
Max may be a rather large miniature poodle, but there’s no way Sue is going to underplay his role at the Best Western Dunedin, where he is clearly top dog.