SOURCE: HotelTonight

HotelTonight

July 27, 2011 13:44 ET

HotelTonight Comes to Android

Same-Day, Last-Minute Hotel Booking App Offers Spontaneity and Savings

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) -

Core News Facts:

  • HotelTonight, the same-day hotel booking app that brings you the best, last-minute deals, today announced it has expanded its platform to Android. HotelTonight is now available on both iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) and Android.
  • The free Android app, available here, includes:
    • Same-day hotel room bookings in 18 cities
    • Rates up to 70 percent off
    • $25 off your first booking (use promo code FREE25 when registering and redeem within the app)
    • Hotels that have been personally vetted and often photographed by the HotelTonight staff
    • The option to book until 2:00 a.m., hours after the big online booking sites have closed
    • Ability to go from the app launch to a completed booking in just four taps in under 10 seconds (once you've set up an account)
    • A variety of hotel categories, from elegant to hip to basic
  • Whether you are a business traveler or want to find a good deal for your family, HotelTonight will help you save money and time on hotel bookings.
  • HotelTonight gives on-the-go users a superior experience -- it is the only made-for-mobile hotel booking app on the market.
  • The Android market is growing at an exponential rate, giving HotelTonight an opportunity to reach a new set of enthusiastic users:
    • The Android operating system is now on 130 million devices [TechCrunch]
    • Six billion app installs from the Android Market [TechCrunch]
    • 550,000 Android devices are activated each day [TechCrunch]
  • There has also been significant growth in mobile hotel bookings, with 67 percent of travelers and 77 percent of frequent business travelers having used their mobile devices to find local hotel services (Hospitality eBusiness Strategies)

Quotes:

Sam Shank, Founder and CEO, HotelTonight
We've reinvented last-minute hotel bookings on iOS and we're excited to bring our innovative approach, which benefits both consumers and hotels, to the massive Android audience. Now, millions of additional people can enjoy the spontaneity of snapping up same-day hotel rooms at great prices.

Michael Halpner, General Manager, Artmore Hotel (Atlanta)
Even as the economy picks up and hotel occupancies rebound, it's still a tremendous benefit to have a dedicated channel to quickly sell same-day rooms when they come available. In addition to that, HotelTonight allows us to target a hip, affluent, tech-enabled customer base like no one else.

About HotelTonight:
Founded in 2010, HotelTonight is the only hotel booking application that is made-for-mobile. Available for free in the Apple App Store and Android Market, HotelTonight offers some of the best pricing for last-minute deals at top hotels vetted personally by HotelTonight staff. Perfect for business travelers, leisure travelers and locals alike, HotelTonight deals are currently available in 18 cities. New customers receive an additional $25 off the already-low last-minute rates. For more information about HotelTonight, visit: www.hoteltonight.com.

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