Style and sustainability collide at the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental in Abu Dhabi, UAE
The UAE is no stranger to luxury; gold leaf-adorned coffees, five-star accommodation, Michelin-starred cuisine and world-class spas spoil residents and visitors alike. It’s no surpise, then, that all the aforementioned luxuries can be found at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental in Abu Dhabi. Emirates Palace has recently been rebranded as a Mandarin Oriental property, breathing new, luxurious life into the capital’s iconic address. One such switch-up is the introduction of the region’s first 100% vegan rooms.
In an era of increased environmental awareness, greenwashing is rife. However, you won’t find surface-level promises here. From furniture to fixtures, every element in the vegan rooms are made without animal-based products, materials or derivatives. And we really mean every element: linens, in-room amenities, bamboo robes, 100% plant-based water bottles. Even the turndown service utilises only plant-based cleaning products. Of course, menus and minibars are brimming with vegan delights (served on non-bone china and bamboo table linens, no less).
Although the idea of vegan rooms conjures images of green walls and gimmicks, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental’s five-star flair is evident throughout each of the six dedicated spaces. Think: gilded elegance, royal hues and contemporary interiors with traditional touches. Book now
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