Our story

Our goal is to make millions of people’s lives happier through the gift of experiences.

How it started

Have you ever been so busy that 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 can be personalised and would let her choose any hotel anywhere in the world, but couldn’t find it. Luckily the good old pen and paper did the trick when she promised her 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.


Our mission

“To offer personal experience gift cards that can be redeemed easily whenever, wherever, in a sustainable way, with excellent customer support”


Together we create new memories…

We believe that experiences bring people happiness. By combining that with the simplicity of a gift card for hotels and the ability to personalise it, Hotelgift becomes a unique and valued present. We’ve also worked hard to make it as easy as possible for the recipient to redeem the Hotelgift. Recipients simply need to visit www.hotelgift.com, pick their dream destination out of the 170 countries and 200,000 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.


…and make a real difference

We want to preserve the world we are so keen to explore, which is why we have teamed up with Made Blue to donate 1,000 litres of clean drinking water to places that need it most for every gift card sold and each hotel booked with us. This means that every time you give someone a gift of memories, on the other side of the earth, there is enough water supply for a child to go to school for a year.



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 travelling, however, she started Hotelgift.com in 2014. Hotelgift rapidly grew 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.


“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt


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