Inside the 5* Emirates Palace hotel’s vegan rooms – from faux-leather furniture to kombucha mini fridge

Author: Liam Gilliver

Read Time:   |  15th March 2023

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Emirates Palace has debuted six fully vegan rooms as part of its re-brand, boasting an animal-free interior and vegan in-room dining menu


Emirates Palace has debuted six fully vegan rooms as part of its rebrand to a Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

The five-star establishment, located in Abu Dhabi, recently unveiled the new rooms in the property’s West Wing.

Despite being more expensive to design, Emirates Palace says customers will not be charged more when booking a vegan room.

Emirates Palace – vegan rooms

All of the new rooms are completely free from animal products, featuring wooden floors instead of wool carpets, faux leather furniture, and bedding free from feathers.

Customers can also indulge with a vegan in-room dining menu and mini bars stocked with plant-based milk and a range of kombucha drinks.

Even the card key for the rooms are made from wood instead of plastic – and all air-fresheners have been replaced with a particular species of lillies that are said to improve air quality naturally.

Photo © Mandarin Oriental

Photo © Mandarin Oriental

Beyond the luxury rooms, Emirates Palace has also ensured vegan guests can enjoy its spa facilities without compromising on their ethics.

The hotel says it offers a range of vegan-friendly treatments using cruelty-free products, and provides guests with a free welcome fit featuring products from Tata Harper.


‘Relevant to the clientele’

According to reports, staff have also received training to ensure they fully understand vegan lifestyles.

“I am from Switzerland and we have a lot of vegan hotels. But, they all sit in the corner of ecological or sustainable. It doesn’t necessarily feel luxury, ” said GM Micheal Koth.

“We say, we need to be relevant to the clientele that uses us today and chooses this hotel, but who do not wish to be excluded from their lifestyle preferences when travelling to Abu Dhabi and to us.”

Fancy somewhere a little cooler? Check out Saorsa 1875, the UK’s first fully-vegan hotel

Featured image credit: Mandarin Oriental

Written by

Liam Gilliver

Liam is a journalist working for the Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! Magazine. He's also the author of We're Worried About Him and has been published in the likes of The Independent, Huffington Post, and Attitude Magazine.

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