Whether you frequent hotels for business or pleasure, there’s no need to worry about ruining the diet or piling on the pounds anymore. Traditionally seen as high in fat and sugar, choosing from a hotel menu can now be a healthier and more enjoyable experience, thanks to some of the world’s leading hotel chains.
(photo by: Ed Yourdon)
Just a few years ago, you could expect a hotel menu to be low in both nutritional quality as well as options. For those of us who want to ensure every meal we eat is balanced, nutritious and low in fat, eating out at a hotel has always been a minefield. If you want to avoid filling your body with processed food and trans fats, dining out hasn’t always been a pleasure.
Luckily, a number of global hotel chains have listened to their customers’ needs, helping create a fast moving trend across the global hotel industry.
These hotels have realised that patrons want to eat well, without compromising on the finer things in life. Many have begun to offer a wider range of healthy, soul-lifting options utilising organic, local produce. Chefs have also adapted to this trend by adding seasonal food that omits processed elements and further by increasing the diversity of their menu options. Two examples of hotels leading this trend include the Hotel Trump Soho New York – Manhattan, New York and the Hotel Hyatt Paris Madeleine – Paris, demonstrating that this is a truly global movement.
Avoiding unhealthy hotel menus can also be achieved by choosing independent and family run B&B’s that use fresh, local produce. Another sensible option is to stay at a self-catering farm house or cottage. This is the ideal solution for parents who want to be in more control over what they feed their children on holiday.
From organic food to nutritious children’s meals, locally sourced products and the absence of processed foods, some of the best hotels in our major cities are now offering what our bodies are telling us we need. Whilst some hotel menus are stuck in the dark ages, there are balanced, tempting and tasty food choices popping up everywhere from New York to Paris. Where would you rather eat next time you book a hotel?