UK design studio takes vegan lifestyle from the kitchen to the hotel suite
Spotted: London-based design studio Bompas & Parr has created a completely plant-based hotel suite in London, reportedly a world first. The Hilton London Bankside suite, which runs around £500 a night, is entirely vegan, from bedding to mini-bar. The studio sought advice from the UK’s Vegan Society, to create a 100 percent vegan-friendly experience.
It starts at check-in, where guests are ushered into a special area with vegan-friendly furnishings. Rooms contain leather-like furniture, created with Pinatex, a natural textile made from pineapple leaf fibre. Pillows are stuffed with buckwheat or quinoa instead of feathers. The flooring is made from a sustainable type of bamboo. Even the paint and the cleaning supplies used in rooms are vegan and guests can order from an all-vegan menu.
The room welcomed its first guests in January 2019.