Like every good story, ours starts with an idea. A simple idea, but one that kept our founder Loes Daniels wondering for quite some time. Why wasn’t it possible to choose a preferred hotel or destination whenever someone would present you with a travel gift card? Let us tell you how it all started.
How it started
Have you ever been so busy you completely forgot to buy a gift for someone’s party? Well, that’s exactly how the idea for Hotelgift came to be. Founder Loes Daniels had less than an hour to come up with a personal gift. She searched for a hotel gift card that would let her choose any hotel, but couldn’t find it. Luckily the good old pen and paper did the trick, when she promised her celebrating friend a trip for her birthday. Even though her friend loved it, Loes kept wondering why such a thing didn’t already exist. Thus, Hotelgift was born.
Together we create new memories
By combining the simplicity of a gift card for hotels with the ability to personalise or customise it, Hotelgift becomes an personal and valued present. We’ve also worked hard to make it as easy as possible for the recipient to redeem the Hotelgift. All they need to do is visit www.hotelgift.com, pick their dream destination out of the 170 countries and 110,000 hotels and enter the Hotelgift code on the payment page. With a few clicks of a button the trip is chosen, booked and ready to begin. Whatever the occasion, our hotel voucher is the perfect getaway surprise. Together we create new memories.
Meet our founder, Loes Daniels
From a corporate career to creating memories, that is the story of Loes Daniels. After a Master’s degree in Finance & Investments at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam she worked as a Strategy Consultant at Deloitte for three years followed by two years of Operational Transaction Services at Ernst & Young. Loving entrepreneurship and traveling, however, she started Hotelgift.com in 2014. Hotelgift rapidly grew (5x year over year) and expanded to over 50 countries, selling gift cards in 15 different currencies. Since then, the Hotelgift team is helping people every day to treat their loved ones to the most beautiful memories.
The business side of things
Hotelgift is a brand of Locada B.V, a company focusing on experience gift cards. Founded in The Netherlands, Locada B.V. currently operates globally. At the moment, the company features two leading brands within its portfolio: Hotelgift and Flightgiftcard (to be launched mid December 2017).
“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett