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HotelTonight

October 20, 2014 15:00 ET

Apple Pay Now Available for HotelTonight Customers

Leading Mobile-Only Hotel Booking App Offers a New Simple, Secure and Private Way to Pay for Stays; Book and Pay for a Hotel Room With Just 3 Taps and the Touch of a Finger

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2014) -

Core News Facts:

  • HotelTonight, the leading mobile-only hotel booking app, today announced it has integrated with Apple Pay, a new service from Apple that transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. Booking a room same-day or in advance on HotelTonight can be done in just three taps, and customers can now pay for a room using Apple Pay with just a touch of a finger on Touch ID.
  • HotelTonight is one of the first travel companies to offer Apple Pay to its customers
  • With Apple Pay, HotelTonight customers no longer need to manually add in their credit card or type in billing information. Instead, guests on-the-go can pay for their hotel room with just one touch via Touch ID. Using Apple Pay on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the just-announced iPad Air 2 and iPad mini™ 3, is easy, quick and intuitive -- just like the HotelTonight app.
  • Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you add a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code, instead of using the security code from the back of your card. For more information on Apple Pay, visit: http://www.apple.com/apple-pay/.
  • The HotelTonight App 6.2 will support Apple Pay starting Monday, October 20 with iOS 8.1.
  • HotelTonight also recently updated its app to be fully iOS 8 compatible and optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, complete with a handy HotelTonight Widget for quick access to reservation info and rates from recent searches. Customers can add the widget to their Today view to easily access this useful info.
  • Just a few weeks ago, HotelTonight announced it had redesigned its suite of apps to enable travelers to book hand-selected hotels at great rates up to 7 nights out. With the expansion from same-day to seven days out, HotelTonight is continuing to empower people to plan less and live more. Staying laser-focused on last-minute bookings means HotelTonight can focus all of its energy on creating the best experience for its customers, from the highest quality hotels with unbeatable rates to the sleekest and easiest-to-use apps. The company that invented same-day mobile hotel booking is continuing to reinvent travel for the mobile era.
  • Guests who make advance bookings on the HotelTonight app before the end of October 2014 will receive an immediate 10% back in HotelTonight Credits, which can be used on a future booking. This offer can be redeemed an unlimited amount of times during the month. Learn more here.
  • Since HotelTonight's launch in January 2011, the company has raised more than $80 million in funding and established itself as the leader in mobile travel. The app has more than 11 million downloads, 15,000+ hotel partners in 28 countries and is present in more than 500 destinations worldwide.
  • HotelTonight is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Download the app here.

How HotelTonight Works:

  • Book rooms on HotelTonight for tonight or up to a week out, in over 500 destinations across the globe.
  • Hotel rooms can be easily booked via the app in less than 10 seconds -- just three taps and a swipe from app launch to completed booking.
  • All hotels are hand-picked by the HotelTonight team, given a style category (like Basic, Hip or Luxe) and illustrated by mobile-optimized hotel photos.
  • Browse themed hotel "Playlists" with recommendations for weekend getaways and event-specific travel to inspire future adventures.

About HotelTonight:
Founded in 2010, HotelTonight is a mobile app for booking hand-selected hotels at great prices, from tonight to up to 7 days in advance. HotelTonight helps consumers plan less and live more, by offering incredible convenience and amazing value at hotels vetted by the HT team. For hotels, HotelTonight is a strategic partner for filling rooms that would otherwise remain empty. HotelTonight is currently available in more than 500 destinations across the globe. Based in San Francisco, California, HotelTonight is backed by top venture firms including Coatue Management, GGV Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures and First Round Capital and leading travel-industry pioneers. Visit www.hoteltonight.com for more information and to download the free app.

Contact Information

  • HotelTonight Press Contact:
    Lisa Gonzales
    415-757-5007
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