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Loving Hut Inn and Restaurant Pioneering a New Way to Enjoy Life
By Austria News Group (Originally in German)
[St. Kanzian] On July 24, Golden Year 7 (2010), the Loving Hut Inn and Restaurant, the first of its kind, was officially opened in St. Kanzian on the scenic Lake Klopein, Carinthia, Austria. This fourth-largest tourist destination in Austria attracts 170,000 visitors annually. With delicious vegan cuisine, a beautiful European style garden, a playground for children as well as a nice meadow and forest near the lake filled with all kinds of birds singing, it’s an ideal recreation spot.
The launch of the Loving Hut Inn and Restaurant was celebrated with a grand opening which delighted many guests from around the globe amongst whom were many dignitaries including nearby St. Kanzian’s Mayor Thomas Krainz and the First President of the Carinthian State Parliament Josef Lobnig.
Mr. Josef Lobnig commented, “Here in Klopein, an enterprise opens its gates, thus contributing substantially to fulfilling the wishes of many customers, offering the possibility of the vegan diet, offering customer satisfaction on the one hand and on the other, opening up a path to a great tourist attraction.” In the guest book, the editor of Tierschutznachrichten, the animal rights organization’s journal of “Aktiver Tierschutz Steiermark,” Ms. Michaela Schaller wrote, “It makes my heart sing with joy that there is a place like this! I wish you many guests who appreciate the loving and peaceful atmosphere. Much success and my ♥ felt thanks for your commitment to humans, animals and the environment.”
The establishment of the Loving Hut Inn and Restaurant was greeted with enthusiasm by the media in the local community. It was featured prominently in Tierschutznachrichten. Kleine Zeitung, the biggest newspaper in the region, also introduced the resort with a full-page article entitled, “Here Animal Products Are Swept under the Table,” in which it’s written, “Contrary to pork roast with dumplings, the vegan fast food idea is a complete philosophy. And that, according to the press text, means that “Loving Hut was created with the vision that all living beings can live together in peace, love and harmony and in harmony with the environment.” Kärntner Krone Zeitung, the second largest newspaper in that area, also highlighted Loving Hut’s success, stating that within only two years, 163 chain restaurants have been established worldwide.
Daniel, one of the happy guests at the inn, wrote an online review at HolidayCheck.at, describing his memorable eating experience at the Lake Klopein Loving Hut restaurant. “The absolute highlight! (It really deserves 7 suns). We really very seldom eat so well and at the same time so healthy. On the extensive menu, you can find everything . . . All very tasty and . . . vegan! It is all beautifully served (the eye eats as well) in a new “feel good” garden. Directly beside the tables is a small children’s playground with a climbing tower, slide, sandpit and mini Hollywood swing, ideal for us with a small child. Everything . . . was perfectly clean. We like it so much that we cancelled our planned late summer holiday in Sardinia! We prefer to come again for a week to have a feast on Lake Klopein.”
A hearty congratulations, Loving Hut Inn and Restaurant, as we thank Supreme Master Ching Hai for Her support of the forward-thinking concept behind Loving Hut International. As more and more people reap the benefits of a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle, may the world advance ever more swiftly toward a peaceful and vibrant future!