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5 InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam

Having tried and tested these five InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam, we are pleased to say that they all catered excellently for us as vegan guests. During our visits we enjoyed extensive vegan breakfasts, vegan canapes in Club InterContinental and vegan fine dining experiences in their signature restaurants. InterContinental Hotels and Resorts has over 180 luxury properties around the world offering their discerning guests everything from modern and stylish city centre hotels to exciting and innovative beachside resorts. As a vegan guest you are in for a treat at these vegan friendly luxury hotels and will be sure to enjoy an array of vegan and plantbased food during your stay, you can also leave your bathroom amenities at home and relax knowing that vegan friendly Agraria Lemon Verbena amenities are available at all InterContinental Hotels and Resorts. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort This is a luxury five star beach resort like no other, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort overlooks a private bay on Son Tra Peninsula near Danang and is ‘A Place Where Myth Meets Luxury’, the multi award winning resort was designed by renowned architect Bill Bensley and he has used his imagination and creativity to deliver a simply stunning property that will amaze and astound you. During the day we dined on the beach at Barefoot, we enjoyed a selection of Mediterranean and Arabic inspired dishes including this supremely tasty Fattoush salad and in the evening we experienced a vegan fine dining extravaganza at La Maison 1888 which is home to three Michelin starred Chef, Pierre Gagnaire, we were treated to course after course of beautiful plant based cuisine at what is considered by many to be the finest restaurant in Vietnam. InterContinental Hanoi Westlake Situated upon the largest lake in Hanoi, adjacent to the 800 year old Golden Lotus pagoda and just minutes from Hanoi and the Old Quarter, InterContinental Hanoi Westlake is a subtle blend of business hotel and leisure resort, select one of the over-water pavilions and enjoy evening cocktails in the perfectly named Sunset Bar to make your stay even more memorable. Due to a late flight arrival we were unable to enjoy dinner at either Milan Restaurant or Saigon Restaurant but a quick look at the menu highlighted a number of vegetarian dishes that could easily be made vegan. Breakfast offered a selection of salads, nuts and fruits to choose from and the usual fresh juices, coffee and soya milk which was available for cereal, upon request they happily prepared a rice noodle dish with tofu and vegetables, also fried rice with mixed vegeatbles and tofu meaning there was more than enough for us to eat. InterContinental Saigon With an unrivalled city centre location and just a short walk from restaurants and bars, tourist attractions and offices, the award winning InterContinental Saigon is perfect for business and leisure travellers alike offering a selection of rooms and suites, 24 hour fitness centre with spa and 5 restaurants and bars to choose from. Each evening the staff in the Club InterContinental lounge arranged vegan food for us and were extremely helpful, the vegan sushi was a particular favourite of ours, freshly prepared, it tasted even better than it looked. Breakfast at Market 39, the all day dining restaurant at InterContinental Saigon was an extravagant affair, everything was clearly labelled and there was plenty for us to sample from the multiple buffet stations with our favourite being the congee with condiments, upon request the chef also cooked a perfectly seasoned bowl of rice noodles with tofu. InterContinental Hong Kong From the moment you check in to InterContinental Hong Kong you are blessed with mesmerising views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island through the huge floor to ceiling windows, this unique view is also enjoyed from many of the rooms and suites, including the 7000 square foot Presidential Suite which is the largest in Hong Kong. Enjoy a glass of wine in the Lobby Lounge before dining at one of the signature restaurants including NOBU Hong Kong and two Michelin starred Yan Toh Heen. The vegan food at InterContinental Hong Kong was fantastic with us enjoying everything from vegan canapes and freshly prepared king mushroom and avocado sandwiches in Club InterContinental to vegan fine dining experiences at both NOBU Hong Kong and Yan Toh Heen, both of these vegan tasting meals were delightful and it’s tough to choose a favourite dish, however, our selection of delicate dim sum was extra memorable not only due to the exquisite taste but the fact it was garnished with gold, yes you heard us correctly, garnished with gold, 100% genuine fine gold leaf! InterContinental Grand Stanford Offering breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour from many of the luxuriously apponted rooms and suites, InterContinental Grand Stanford offers the discerning traveller a great option when choosing to stay in Kowloon with impeccable service and multiple dining options, including one Michelin starred Hoi King Heen. The highlight of our stay at InterContinental Grand Stanford was without a doubt the multi course vegan tasting menu at Hoi King Heen with celebrity Master Chef Leung Fai Hung preparing a vegan fine dining experience that we will remember for a very long time. We enjoyed dishes including ‘Hoi King Heen Appetisers’ and Cantonese classics like double-boiled soup with bamboo piths and mushroom but the star of the show was the award winning and interestingly named ‘Three Tastes of Tofu and Fortune Bag’ which was simply divine. We hope you enjoyed reading about our 5 InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam as much as we enjoyed the research. InterContinental Hotels and Resorts remains one of our favourite brands in the region for vegan luxury travel due to the exciting and varied culinary creations and also the fact we get to use the vegan friendly Agraria Lemon Verbena range of amenities during our stay. Paul Eyers is Founder of Vegan Food Quest. Vegan Food Quest have become luxury vegan travel specialists as they continue to find, eat and write about the best vegan food in the world. 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. Good morning. Thank you for the Intercontinental in Honk Kong and Saigon. I think that the both are by the sea. Or a bay. I need more information by email. Is it possible? My email address is:Yvette. reyter@outlook.com

    1. thanks for the comment, not sure what information you need? the only one of these InterContinental properties that is next to the sea (ie a beach) is InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort which is a stunning property.

  2. Wonderful overview, thanks for sharing! We’re thinking about traveling to Vietnam once we leave Thailand and you gave us some good ideas :)

    1. Hi Alena

      Glad it was helpful, please do get in touch if you would like any vegan travel tips for Vietnam, we’ve spent lots of time there as vegans and would be glas to assist…


    1. Hi Randi

      Thank you for your reply

      Vegan travel is forever getting easier for sure, vegan food is only going to increase in availability too which is great news!


  3. We have always stayed in the Intercontinental Hong Kong even when it was the Regent Hong Kong! We love its infinity pool. When you arrive go sit down in the huge lobby bar area and order a Citrus Martini..it’s the best in the world, as is the view of Hong Kong’s Harbor.

    1. Hello Dr Sue

      I never experienced InterContinental Hong Kong when it was Regent Hong Kong but a cocktail or glass of wine in the Lobby Lounge with those incredible views is very enjoyable either way i’m sure…

      …and the timing of your comment is perfect as i’m not sure if you are aware but IHG have acquired Regent Hotels just this week with a view to expand by adding new locations and they’ve announced that IC hong Kong will once again become Regent Hong Kong in 2021!

      So you can go back and enjoy that citrus martini once again :)

      Thanks for your comment!

    1. Thank you for your comment Estelle

      We can confirm that the food was indeed divine and would love if you share with your travel
      loving vegan friends:)


  4. Thank you… Love this article. Both Vietnam and Hong Kong are on a long list of go-to places with my vegan pal and its so difficult to know if/how hotels cater for their vegan guests. Hotels look incredible and the food pics….. Yum. Keep writing so you can do the hard work and we can follow. Thanks again.

    1. Hi Joey

      Many thanks for your comment

      Vegan travel is slowly getting easier and it’s great when hotels embrace this ever growing market and InterContinemtal seem to do this very well with their understanding of vegan food.

      If you want any vegan travel tips for Vietnam or Hong Kong please feel free to get in touch!


  5. Fantastic looking food great article. I have also forwarded it to my vegan family members who love to travel

  6. This is fantastic! Been trying to find a blog that really conveys some in-depth information on Vietnam vegan travel, this is perfect! Will definitely keep in mind for when we head to Vietnam in May. Will you be writing about any other destinations in South East Asia any time soon? Thank so much!!

    1. hey Amber thank you so much for your kind comment :) as Paul mentioned below we have written lots of vegan travel content for Southeast Asia with many articles about Vietnam, you should check them out!

    1. Dear Francesca,

      Thank you for your comment.

      We would recommend asking to speak with a member of the food and beverage team upon check in and discuss your requirements, we always do this and find it gives them the perfect opportunity to discuss your request and to ensure they cater for you during your stay.

      We have found clear labeling and a good understanding of ingredients at InterContinental hotels and would be confident they would look after you very well!

      Please let us know how you get on?


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