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HotelTonight

November 26, 2013 12:00 ET

HotelTonight for the Holidays

Popular Booking App Shares Data and Insight Into Holiday Travel; Now Offers Deals at 9am Daily, Plus $99 Rooms for Black Friday

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 26, 2013) -

Core News Facts:

  • HotelTonight, the world's favorite hotel app, today shared its second "HT Travel Report." This forecast predicts 2013 holiday travel trends, the best places to find a deal this winter and more.
  • Based on historical and predictive hotel booking data, HotelTonight found:
    • On Black Friday, hotel bookings increase 80% over the previous day, and some of the most popular hotel booking destinations naturally include those with major shopping centers, like Philadelphia, Miami, Minneapolis and San Francisco.
    • Christmas Eve is the lowest booking day in December, with Christmas Day following closely behind.
    • New Years Eve is the most booked day of the year for HotelTonight. Expect to see rates averaging $155 in Chicago, $90 in Las Vegas, $245 in Los Angeles, $360 in NYC and $240 in San Francisco.
  • Based on this information, HotelTonight has a few recommendations and insider tips to get the best hotel deals this holiday season. Specifically:
    • Make sure to check out the HT app on Black Friday for door-buster deals! HotelTonight will be offering $99 rooms in most major shopping destinations across the US. Shop 'til you drop -- in a hotel -- this Black Friday!
    • Expect to see the cheapest hotel rates on Sundays this holiday season. Fridays are the next best day to book for those looking for a deal, with rates 15% lower on average than the rest of the week.
    • Most major cities are offering great hotel pricing the weekend before Christmas. Get your last-minute shopping done while scoring a great deal on a last-minute room, too.
    • Book a getaway on Christmas Day to save, as you'll see some of the lowest hotel rates of the year -- HO(tel), HO(tel), HO(tel)!
    • Destinations like Chicago, Montreal and Newport, RI offer lower hotel rates in the winter months, so consider taking a trip to a colder climate destination to avoid breaking the bank. Watch out when traveling to NYC, Miami and Salt Lake/Park City, as rates are 20% higher than the rest of the year.
  • Just in time for Black Friday, HotelTonight recently announced that its last-minute hotel deals are now available starting at 9am local time each day. Shoppers, business and leisure travelers, staycationers, spontaneous locals, road-trippers and more now have access to HotelTonight for three extra hours each day.
  • Book last-minute and save with HotelTonight this holiday season! Download the app for free on iPhone, iPad and any Android device here: www.hoteltonight.com/now.

How HotelTonight Works:

  • Each day at 9am local time, HotelTonight offers last-minute hotel rooms at great values in over 200 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. Guests can book up to a five-night stay on the app.
  • All hotels are personally vetted by HotelTonight staff, given a style category (like Basic, Hip or Luxe) and illustrated by mobile-optimized hotel photos.
  • Rooms can be booked until 2am local time.

About HotelTonight:
HotelTonight was launched in 2011 to provide easy mobile booking of same-day unsold hotel inventory. For consumers, HotelTonight offers incredible convenience and amazing value at quality hotels. For hotels, HotelTonight is a marketplace to fill last-minute rooms that would otherwise remain empty. HotelTonight is currently available in 200 destinations across the globe. Based in San Francisco, California with a London-based European office, HotelTonight is backed by Coatue Management, top venture firms 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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