Just launched, the all new Vegan Hotels portal aims to be an exclusive provider of vegan hospitality worldwide. For those interested in exclusive vegan travel, this new hotel hub may just be what the dietitian ordered.
Vegan Hotels hand picks hotels known for their exquisite vegan cuisine, and in the most beautiful destinations around the world. Set to establish this new brand not only focuses on vegan food empowered resorts, but also on the lifestyle philosophy, mindful ever of the holistic elements that lead to a healthier existence. The short version of Vegan Hotels’ value proposition, is they consult travelers much like brick and mortar travel agents, only the team at VH operate in the ditital realm to help plan, book, and experience the vegan lifestyle abroad.
Created by veteran travel entreprenuer CEO Sabine Beyer of Stop Over travel, Vegan Hotels is a niche focused launch into a fairly sparse exclusive vegan marketing sphere. Already the portal reveals dozens of pure vegan hotels and resorts from Italy to the Philippines. Here are a few examples:
- The 1711 TI SANA DETOX RETREAT in Italy – an all vegan and all green resort focused on mind and body
- DIAMONDS THUDUFUSHI in Maldives – A five star luxurious that offers a dive center to go along with wellness and spa activities
- THE BALÉ in Indonesia – another five star resort experience empowered with vegan philosophy
- LATO BOUTIQUE HOTEL in Greece – Crete’s renown Heraklion hotel fueled by one of Europe’s finest Cretan cuisine restaurants
- The ALMODÓVAR HOTEL in Germany – a luxury Berlin accommodation specializing in wellness, vegan lifestyle, and organic cuisine
Takeaway: Vegan Hotels only has one serious competitor. Veggie Hotels, however, is more focused on purely the cuisine, minus the luxuriousness and exclusivity. While any Google search can efficiently turn up a vegan friendly hotel, finding a lifestyle experience with consultation benefits, is another matter. Usablility wise, the new site is pretty slick UI wise and for discover-ability. The hotels present will, of course, need to cover all the continents, as will the spiffy blog the creators have added. I like the veggie recipes section, as this is a powerful niche when branded with the wonders of vegan food. Add some chefs, stir, and cook… and Vegan Hotels could be a big hit. On the down side too, as noted by one of our readers, Vegan Hotels is not currently in English, a fact that should be remedied as soon as possible, not to mention other languages.
It remains to be seen how effective such a German startup can be in the space, but the potential is certainly there. I’ll do a follow up in a couple of months to see how the innovative portal is doing.