Hilton London Bankside has introduced its first vegan suite, following guest feedback. The suite, created in partnership with multi-sensory design experts Bompas & Parr and given the thumbs up by The Vegan Society, offers a vegan experience throughout, from a plant-based check-in desk and keycard to vegan-friendly bedding and eco-cotton carpet.
Responding to evolving values, the existing suite at this London hotel underwent a complete refurbishment. Reimagining the aesthetic associated with a contemporary vegan lifestyle, everything from the pillow options and toiletries to the in-room menu and minibar offerings were redesigned to create a boutique, welcoming experience for ethically-conscious travellers.
The vegan experience welcomes guests from when they step foot into the hotel when they are greeted with a specially designed plant-based check-in desk, botanical artwork, keycards, and seating made of Piñatex (a vegan-friendly leather made from the pineapple’s cellulose fibers). Inside the new suite, guests will find the following features.
Bedding. The suite features a Piñatex leather headboard hand-embroidered by local embroidery artist Emily Potter. Pillow options include anti-bacterial, non-allergenic, and environmentally sourced material to replace feather down.
Flooring and Eco-Cotton Carpeting. Guests can enjoy a stylish, solid stone-grey flooring with distressed finish made with 100% renewable and sustainable Moso Bamboo. The suite also includes responsibly sourced organic cotton carpets.
Seating. Desk chair and poufs that feature in the suite have been stylishly created using Piñatex leather, with scattered Piñatex cushions to keep a chic feel to the space.
Vegan Minibar. The minibar offers a variety of locally-sourced, vegan treats including Graze protein powder, Naked fruit and nut snacks, and Deliciously Ella energy balls.
In-room Menu. The culinary team at Hilton London Bankside has redesigned the in-room menu, which now includes various vegan breakfast options such as fruit juices, muesli, grilled Portobello mushroom, avocado and scrambled Quorn and quinoa. Vegan lunch and dinner offerings include cucumber salad, cauliflower steak, and five-bean dhal.
Toiletries. The suite provides PRIJA ginseng, earthly hotel toiletries such as shampoo and conditioner and essentials such as a shower cap, vanity, and nail kit (made with recycled packaging).
Stationery. The suite’s desk is supplied with notepads, pens, and pencils which are all vegan-friendly with no animal traces in the paper or ink.
Cleaning products. The hotel’s housekeeping trolleys have been refreshed with eco-friendly products including Method’s range of nature inspired, non-toxic, and non-animal-tested cleaning products, with all linen being washed with environmentally friendly detergent.