SOURCE: HotelTonight


January 27, 2015 11:30 ET

HotelTonight Releases a New Way to Get Even Better Discounts on Handpicked Hotels; Introduces Bonus Rate and Rate Drop

Last-Minute Booking Pioneer Launches Location-Specific Deals to Offer Rates up to 40% Better Than Any Other Travel Site

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - HotelTonight, the leading last-minute hotel booking app, today announced the availability of Bonus Rate and Rate Drop, two innovative new rate options that save travelers even more money and give hotels even more ability to direct their marketing efforts at only the most valuable new guests. These new and exclusive deals are available from seven days in advance up to 2 a.m. day-of and are not found through any other travel app or website.

Both new offers -- that deliver savings up to 40 percent off hotel rates found on other travel sites -- are location-specific and limited, and only customers within certain areas can capitalize on them. Details here:

  • Rate Drop - a special same-day offer that appears in the app starting at 3 p.m. at hotels nearby. Rate Drop is available globally starting today. 
  • Bonus Rate - a rotating offer that can be found up to seven days in advance. Hotels offer these special, lower-than-ever rates to interest travelers from other destinations to visit their location. Bonus Rate is available immediately in select cities and will be rolled out to all HotelTonight destinations in the coming weeks.

For more information on Rate Drop and Bonus Rate, availability and details on how to find and access these offers, please visit the HotelTonight blog:

"Four years ago, we invented same-day mobile discounts and a better way to book a last-minute hotel stay. Today, we've announced the next great innovation in hotel booking, again leveraging the unique capabilities of mobile technology," said Sam Shank, co-Founder and CEO of HotelTonight. "Utilizing these new offers, consumers can book at the last minute and find unbeatable discounts at amazing hotels, and our hotel partners will fill more empty rooms. It's a true win-win that we're tremendously proud and excited about."

HotelTonight's innovative, proprietary hotel management platform gives hoteliers real-time control over the new offers, allowing them to target specific locations and select additional discounts. These offers are applied at the hotels discretion, and can be added or modified instantly across all platforms. This enables hotels to quickly sell inventory up until 2 a.m. and ensure that all of their rooms are filled (with HotelTonight guests who just scored a great deal!).

HotelTonight pioneered last-minute mobile booking, and is once again revolutionizing the space. By building strong relationships with hotel partners, and guiding them in offering exclusive, unprecedented discounts to travelers, HotelTonight is continuing on its never-ending quest to make the travel and booking experience simple, fun and useful for all parties. Download the app for free on iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone and Tablet, and any Android device here:

How HotelTonight Works:

  • Book rooms on HotelTonight for tonight or up to a week out, at more than 15,000 hotels 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 handpicked by the HotelTonight team, given a style category (like Basic, Hip or Luxe) and illustrated by mobile-optimized hotel photos.
  • As the check-in date approaches and rooms remain unsold, hotels drop their rates. HotelTonight plays matchmaker between these hotels and guests who are looking for a great deal at a great hotel. 

About HotelTonight:
Founded in 2010, HotelTonight is a mobile app for booking hand-selected hotels at exclusively low 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, 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 for more information and to download the free app.