Chris Raimo

Company: Happy Cat Hotels and Spas

Location: Windsor

Company/organization description

Luxury cat exclusive hotel and spa dedicated to 5 star services featuring individually themed premium hotel rooms with room service and thoughtful amenities, and a full service cat spa. Happy Cat Hotels & Spas are the purrfect oasis for cats while people travel for business, pleasure, or even international relocation. Grooming membership keeps cats on a regular bathing regimen which prevents all issues including allergies, shedding, hairballs, and matting. Founded in 2014. Franchised in 2020.

Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished?

2 national trade marks2nd facility launchSuccessful launch as franchise conceptSigned first franchisee in 2020. Successfully navigated COVID despite direct ties to travel industry. Named World's Greatest Cat Hotel in 2019Named 20 Emerging Brands to watch by Franchise DictionaryNamed 20 Best Franchise Concepts in 2020 By Aspioneer Magazine

What type of entrepreneur are you?

Scalable Venture - regional, national, or global business focus

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

CEDF business funding and business representatives.

Nominator Justification

Chris started the happy cat hotel from his own vision. He dreamed to make his hotel a franchise. And has just recently sold his first franchise. Chris is a tireless entrepreneur, and does whatever is necessary to overcome all hurdles that he comes across

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