SOURCE: HotelTonight

HotelTonight

September 26, 2014 15:58 ET

HotelTonight Now Lets You Book Your Tonight up to 7 Days in Advance

Redesigned App Enables Travelers to Book Hand-Selected Hotels at Great Rates up to 7 Days Out, Empowering Even More People to Plan Less and Live More

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2014) -

Core News Facts:

  • HotelTonight, the leading mobile-only hotel booking app, today released new versions of its award-winning iOS, Android and Windows Phone and Tablet apps. The latest release enables customers to book hotel rooms up to seven days in advance, and includes many notable new features and a revamped design.
  • 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.
  • The app update gives HotelTonight customers the ultimate freedom in last-minute travel. Booking up to one week ahead of check-in provides the flexibility, convenience and peace of mind to plan a little less for events like weekend getaways, summer road trips and other leisure travel or last-minute business trips. This newfound ability puts them in control to do what they want, when and where they want, all while benefitting from the last-minute drop in hotels' rates.
  • The latest versions of the app stay true to HotelTonight's industry-leading simplicity, while incorporating innovative new features and functionality. Whether booking in advance or on the same day, customers will still find everything they've come to love about HotelTonight -- sleek design, bookings that take 10 seconds, incredible customer support and amazing last-minute discounts at top hotels that are personally vetted and approved by the HotelTonight team.
  • Here's an overview of what you'll find in the latest version:
    • New themed "Playlists" of hotels with recommendations on when and where to book (like weekend beach getaways & hotels with great pools for Sunday Funday). These curated-by-HT lists appear contextually based on things like weather and hotel availability, and provide inspiration for last-minute adventures.
    • In-app weather forecasts to help you decide where to stay and what to pack.
    • Three taps and a swipe, 10-second booking - whether you're booking same day or in advance of your stay.
    • Hand-picked selection of hotels in each of the 500+ available destinations. HotelTonight has done the hard work vetting all the options and presents you with only the best.
    • Guaranteed low prices. HotelTonight works directly with hotels and gets exclusively low rates, which means it can offer its customers the very best rates, guaranteed.
    • To see and use these new features, download the latest version of HotelTonight for iPhone, iPad, any Android device or Windows Phone and Tablet here.
  • Hotels will hugely benefit from this update as well, with better-than-ever opportunities to move their unsold rooms even further in advance and greater exposure to an ever-widening audience. HT's curated "Playlists" also offer the company's partner hotels additional opportunities to be discovered by new guests.
  • HotelTonight is also releasing a new and improved hotel-facing online inventory interface. This interface features a suite of tools for hotels that give them maximum control over their last-minute inventory. It also allows hotels to preview the impact of offering last-minute discounts, provides market intelligence and pricing guidance, all while still remaining the easiest to use hotel-facing interface available.
  • HotelTonight is celebrating this new release with a special promotion. Guests who make advance bookings on the 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: https://www.hoteltonight.com/blog/.
  • 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. By delighting its customers with a beautiful product that's easy and natural for anyone to use, HotelTonight is breathing new life into the travel industry and fundamentally changing the way people think about booking hotel stays. The app has close to 11 million downloads, 10,000+ hotel partners in 28 countries and is present in more than 500 destinations worldwide.

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.

Quotes:
Sam Shank, CEO and Co-Founder, HotelTonight:
"We've heard from our customers that we've changed the way they travel, and we wanted to give them more. By staying true to our great mobile experience but introducing the freedom to book up to seven days out, we are empowering people to plan less and live more, and we couldn't be more excited about it. But even as we evolve, we still remain obsessive about delivering a simple product people love, great rates at amazing hotels and amazing customer service -- just some of the ways we are reinventing hotel bookings for the mobile era."

Jared Simon, COO and Co-Founder, HotelTonight:
"It took us just ten weeks to launch the original HotelTonight app, which invented mobile on-demand hotel booking. And we spent the past 3 months focused on this new release in an all-hands, all-in, company-wide effort to reinvent last-minute mobile hotel booking. The revamped HT app highlights HotelTonight's ease of use and curation standards more than ever. We're confident we've created the only hotel booking tool you'll ever need."

Michael Severino, Regional Director of Revenue, Dream Downtown & Dream New York:
"HotelTonight has become an essential partner in my revenue management strategy, boosting occupancy by double-digits. HotelTonight's unique display variability approach was built to ensure that we are not discounting to loyal customers, and our internal data backs this up -- HT guests are truly incremental. With the expansion to week-ahead booking, I'm excited to fill many more empty rooms through HotelTonight."

About HotelTonight:
Founded in 2011, 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
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