Rather than offer guests a choice, Ovolo Hotels
has taken the unusual decision of making all of its restaurants,
bars, and food services vegetarian for an entire year, effective
today, 1 October 2020.
The Hong Kong-based hotel company says that it has
been inspired to act on climate change and environmental
conservation, and as such is phasing out meat to focus on creating
plant-based cuisine instead.
Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Ovolo Group’s Founder and CEO,
said, “Dining out – enjoying quality food and wine with good
company – is one of life’s greatest pleasures. We want to be
conscious about what we’re consuming and practice sustainability
as much as we can because we believe this can have an enormous
impact on the environment and humanity at large. To that end,
we’re evolving our food offerings so that our guests can continue
enjoying great dining experiences in a more sustainable manner.”
To further the plant-based cause, Ovolo is also
revamping its room service menus. For this “Year of the Veg” as
the hotel management company calls it, guests
will be able to enjoy an array of vegetarian dishes in the comfort
of their guest room.
Ovolo currently has hotels in Australia, Hong Kong
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