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5 Marriott International hotels in Asia that cater for vegan guests

The fast-paced, continuing growth in veganism and vegan travel is exciting for those of us that wish to follow a plant based lifestyle. The fact that leading brands are supporting this dietary trend means that we can choose to stay at some of the best hotels in the world and still enjoy dining safe in the knowledge that vegan food is readily available. We collaborate with the finest hotels and resorts in Asia, and help promote how they ensure that all guests have a fantastic experience no matter what they wish to eat; from our ‘tried and tested’ list here are 5 Marriott International hotels in Asia that cater for vegan guests. JW Marriott Hotel Medan As the only 5 star international property in Medan (the capital of Sumatra), the JW Marriott Hotel Medan is the obvious choice for both business and leisure travellers alike. Situated just 5 minutes from the airport rail link it provides the perfect location for an overnight stop prior to an early departure the following day. Spa facilities, a roof top pool and multiple F&B outlets offer the guest plenty of choice for both dining and relaxing during their stay. The staff at breakfast in Marriott Cafe and also in the Executive Lounge were more than happy to help us locate vegan options and prepare fresh ‘off menu’ items for us to enjoy. Canapés during evening cocktail hour included vegan sushi and delicious dim sum which was delivered from Jade Chinese Restaurant; there were a number of breakfast buffet items that were suitable for vegans and these were offered alongside hot dishes including sweet and sour tofu, fried tempeh and a gado gado salad which the chef happily prepared for us. The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong is not only the highest hotel in the world but is one of the finest hotels in the world; you should expect nothing but the best from this high end luxury property that towers over Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour. Enjoy mesmerising views and six complimentary food and beverage presentations daily in the exclusive Club Lounge or make a reservation at Tin Lung Heen and experience culinary excellence from this superb restaurant which is the proud and deserved recipient of two Michelin stars. The vegan multi course degustation menu at Tin Lung Heen is truly remarkable, expect to enjoy exquisite dishes such as ‘Chef’s Premium Selection’ topped with golden leaf and ‘Stir-fried termite mushroom with bean curd and bean sprout’ which was packed with flavour and incredibly tasty. The staff team in the Club Lounge went out of their way to make sure we were very well catered for meaning alongside the various items available they arranged for vegan dishes to be prepared including healthy and nutritious quinoa with vegetables. Hong Kong Sky City Marriott Situated on Lantau Island, 10 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport and connected directly to AsiaWorld-Expo the Hong Kong Sky City Marriott offers an enviable location for multiple reasons. With 658 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, 13,000 square feet of meeting space, the award winning Quan Spa, 24 hour gym, indoor pool and 5 on site restaurants the Hong Kong Sky City Marriott really does offer something for everyone. We enjoyed a delicious and varied breakfast at SkyCity Bistro including freshly prepared tofu and vegetable fried rice, rice congee and a colourful and vibrant salad from the buffet; the staff at SkyCity Bistro were on hand to help with our vegan requests as were they in the Executive Lounge where the vegetarian vegan option was a hearty vegetable curry and rice. Renaissance Johor Bahru Johor Bahru is currently undergoing an economic boom with multiple residential and commercial developments throughout the city; the five star Renaissance Johor Bahru is leading the way offering guests a choice of luxury rooms and a prime location just 10 minutes from Singapore. Book a Club Level room for that extra slice of luxury and enjoy dining at either Cafe BLD or Wan Li Chinese Restaurant. We were treated to a section of colourful and creative vegan dishes wherever we went. From the beautiful and tasty ‘Carrot Cake With Pepper Relish And A Green Pea Puree’ and ‘Potato Cake With Marmalade, Beetroot Puree’ in the Club Lounge to a delicious crispy yam ring in Wan Li we loved everything we ate at Renaissance Johor Bahru. At breakfast we certainly didn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy one of our favourite dishes, a masala dosa which was superb! Manila Marriott Hotel Manila Marriott Hotel offers another perfect option for an airport layover as it is situated just 5 minutes from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, with over 550 rooms and suites and multiple F&B options within the hotel you certainly will be spoiled for choice; the property is set against the backdrop of Resorts World Manila which offers everything you could possibly need when in town including casinos, shopping mall, restaurants and a golf course. Our stay was very short (checked in at 1am and checked out at 8am) due to flights and transfers but we made the most of the vegan options. We ordered a generous portion of lightly fried vegetable spring rolls from room service along with freshly squeezed juices; the staff team were happy and very helpful at breakfast pointing out the dishes that were suitable for vegans (including a variety of breads, fruits, salads and cereals) and happily arranged a serving of vegetable fried rice which was prepared just for us. As always, we suggest you either contact your hotel of choice in advance or ask to speak to member of their F&B team upon check in as this is the best way to communicate your requirements and gives them the chance to offer you a first rate service. Paul Eyers is Founder of Vegan Food Quest. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

Paul Eyers

Paul Eyers is co-founder of Vegan Food Quest who write about luxury hotels and resorts in Southeast Asia with a focus on sustainable travel, eco travel and vegan travel. Currently based in Malaysia, Paul also writes about sporting events and some of the finest golf courses throughout the region.

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  1. Thank you for such a wonderful and helpful article. As a vegan I am often very limited – I don’t mind, I can always eat a salad, but when restaurants start to cater for vegans I am so pleased. Not only is it more palatable to me, but it shows that they are willing to look alternative diets and lifestyles, and may in time adjust their own food usage. The photos on this article are excellent and I’m very impressed by Marriott’s offerings across these Asian hotels. If I am in the area again, I will definitely be looking them up now.

  2. Dear Nomi

    Thank you for your reply…

    We find that hotels in Asia have a far better undertsnading of vegaism than in Europe and with prior contact and good commiunciation with the F&B team we have always enjoyed great vegan food and these Marriott hotels are a good example for sure!

    Happy Vegan Travels!

  3. Whilst not a vegan myself, I do have various food issues that need to be catered to and I frequently find it hard when travelling abroad to find places to eat. I am happy to see that Asia are stepping up to the plate and offering food for vegans. So many places do not.

  4. Dear Theresa
    Thank you for your reply…

    Indeed it is often difficlut to arrnage for your required food preferences but we believe it is getting easier with more hotels understanding the various requirements of their guests

    We find that contacting your hotel in advance and making sure there is a note on your booking and then asking to speak with a member of the F&B team upon check in ceratinly helps…

    Good look woth your future travels!


  5. Yay, a blog post for Vegans! I love how this site caters for everyone. I’m so shocked at the Marriott hotel’s Vegan choices, they look outstanding! It’s so rare that I come across such refined, sophisticated Vegan cuisine. Asian food is quite easy to Veganise and still tastes delicious so I’m really glad that it’s making an impression over there. The Johor Bahru looks so interesting – definitely haven’t seen Vegan food presented like that before.

    1. you are right about Asian food being easier to veganise as long as you can communicate regarding hidden ingredients like fish sauce, oyster sauce and chicken stock!

      the Marriott hotels we experienced have always gone out of their way to cater for us and insist that anyone with a dietary requirement can enjoy dining at their hotels and resorts.

      our website lists multiple tried and tested vegan friendly hotel and resort reviews which may be of interest too…

      thanks for your comments

  6. Brilliant guide it can be quite hard to find vegan food when travelling so this will come in very useful.

    I love the selection of food here, from the pictures it all looks very tasty!

    1. very tasty indeed and good to know that as vegans we will not go hungry :)

      many thanks for your comment

  7. It is so lovely to see that there are so many options in Asia for vegan diners my best friend is vegan and she struggles when travelling. I will definitely be showing her this post and maybe dragging her off to Asia. The food looks so yummy though even us non vegans could enjoy something new.

    1. dear Kelly

      so much to discover in Asia for sure, let us know if you do manage to visit with your vegan friend and we can give you lots of tips!

      thank you for commenting


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