The first-ever completely vegan hotel is set to open in Turkey. Located on 30 acres of land in the Olympos region of Antalya, Turkey's resort city, the Vegan Lodge has 34 rooms, a gym, yoga hall, and two swimming pools. The hotel is situated near the Olympos beach and offers fitness classes and culinary workshops as well as outdoor yoga sessions. Owner of the Vegan Lodge\u00a0Emre Dilek said the idea was sparked by a desire to help people live a cruelty-free lifestyle more easily. \u201cI see how difficult it is for vegans to go on vacation, especially to foreign countries, when they have to explain what they eat and don't eat,\u201d Dilek told Russian news site,\u00a0Vegetarian.\u00a0\u201cI strive to show guests that a comfortable and enjoyable holiday that does not harm the environment and other species is possible.\u201d https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BsPiCxvBu0m\/ The hotel's menu is entirely plant-based and includes Mediterranean-style cuisine like falafel, homemade burgers, pasta, and grain bowls. Buffet-style breakfast platters, salad, pastries, and appetizers are also available. The Vegan Lodge's rooms are decorated with animal-free materials and the cleaning products used are cruelty-free and sustainable. \u201cOur concept is to reduce\u00a0the\u00a0carbon\u00a0footprint\u00a0to\u00a0the\u00a0lowest\u00a0level possible, whilst\u00a0also\u00a0providing\u00a0a second to none holiday\u00a0atmosphere without harm to the environment but at the same time not needing to sacrifice any of the usual comfort and enjoyment that you require from your getaway,\u201d\u00a0reads the Vegan Lodge's website. The company strives to be environmentally friendly by using solar energy to heat its water supply and\u00a0photovoltaic\u00a0solar\u00a0panels to generate electricity. It forgoes as many plastic products as possible; for instance, by not serving water in single-use plastic bottles. The Vegan Lodge grows most of its own produce - like olives and pomegranates - which are used in the meals served to guests. Earlier this month, Hilton Hotels & Resorts created a vegan hotel suite in one of its London locations. The room's furniture is layered with\u00a0Pi\u00f1atex, a natural leather made from pineapple, whilst its silk curtains are made from soybeans instead of silkworms. Plant-based food appears in the mini fridge, and like the Vegan Lodge, the cleaning products used are vegan-friendly. The Vegan Lodge will open in March 2019. Become a CLUBKINDLY member today!