The UK is set to open its first ever vegan hotel in a small Scottish village in June. It is being branded as a place for “vegans, vegetarians and the plant-curious” reports Lonely Planet.
Guest will be offered an ethical, environment-friendly experience from check-in to departure. The hotel, Saorsa 1875, is a former baronial house that has been restored into a chic, stylish 11-room boutique hotel. It will cater to vegans and those interested in plant-based lifestyles. The hotel is situated in Pitlochry, a Victorian village.
What does the vegan hotel have to offer?
Everything in the hotel, right from the bedding and the toiletries all the way to the cleaning products, everything has been designed to create a luxurious experience for ethical travellers. The entire hotel is completely free from animal products. Ecotricity, a green energy company that is vegan-certified is responsible for completely powering the hotel.
Jack McLaren-Stewart, the hotel’s Head of Lifestyle explained the philosophy of the hotel and what it has set out to achieve.
“The vegan philosophy extends through every aspect of the hotel. Furnishings, toiletries, cleaning products are all vegan as well as the food and drink,” he said.
“We’re also working closely with animal sanctuaries and wildlife charities on fundraising efforts,” he added.
The hotel will also have the area’s first cocktail bar, Faodil, inspired by the Scottish Highlands. It will host wine and spirits tastings as well as cocktail masterclasses.
“We wanted to create a space where everybody – vegans and otherwise – can come together to celebrate the incredible innovation and diversity that we’re seeing across the movement. This isn’t about abstinence or sacrifice, it’s an environment where guests can experience amazing food, drink and design that doesn’t come at the expense of our fellow animals.”
The kitchen will use ingredients either sourced from the hotel’s vegetable patch or from independent local suppliers. It will also be partnering with celebrated vegan chefs from all over the country for one-off dining experiences.
This pet-friendly hotel welcomes dogs, so you can take bring your canine companion along for your vacation! The hotel is accepting reservations and will officially launch on 15 June.