Fully Vegan Hotels Are Popping Up All Over The World
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
According to research firm GlobalData, veganism in the US grew by a whopping 600% from 2014 to 2017, with vegans now making up 6% of the population. Based on this data, it’s no surprise that we are seeing a new crop of fully vegan hotels sprouting up all over the world. From the plant-based menus to the vegan furnishings, these hotels offer guests a completely animal-free experience.
Saorsa 1875, Scotland, UK
Everything from arrival to departure is vegan at Scotland’s Saorsa 1875, a 19th-century Victorian mansion featuring 11 rooms furnished with bed linens made from organic cotton, and pillows and duvets free from animal products such as silk and down. The vegan ethos also applies to toiletries and cleaning products, while staff uniforms are ethically sourced. Electricity even comes courtesy of UK green energy company Ecotricity, which is vegan-certified. Naturally, the menu at Saorsa 1875’s restaurant is 100% plant-based too.
Hilton London Bankside, London, UK
This past January, Hilton London Bankside premiered its fully vegan suite in collaboration with design studio Bompas & Parr and The Vegan Society. According to cnn.com, vegan features in the 495-square-foot suite include a headboard, chairs, and cushions made from Piñatex (a natural leather alternative made from the cellulose fibers of pineapple leaves); organic cotton carpeting and bamboo flooring; and toiletries that feature sustainable packaging. The room service menu has also been given a vegan makeover, with dishes that include cauliflower steak and five-bean dhal.
La Vimea, Naturno, Italy
The first vegan hotel in Italy, La Vimea is located in the heart of beautiful South Tyrol, surrounded by the sun-kissed mountains of the Val Venosta valley and nestled in the quiet town of Naturno. Everything in the hotel is based on the principles of sustainability and equality while supporting the local community and organic farming for a 100% plant-based experience.
The Almodóvar Hotel, Berlin, Germany
The Almodóvar Hotel combines modern organic design with the ethical values of sustainability and ecology. Located in the heart of Berlin, you can expect an authentic organic hotel of the highest standard with a relaxed vegetarian-vegan organic restaurant. The 75 rooms are modern and individually furnished with natural materials and offer different categories from the well-equipped standard room to the spacious apartment.