Hotel Tonight

  • HotelTonight now lets you upgrade to a suite for 50% off

    HotelTonight now lets you upgrade to a suite for 50% off

    Hotel Tonight just launched a new feature that lets users upgrade to suites on the cheap. If available, the option will pop up during checkout, and will always cost less than 50% of the standard upgrade rate. And at first glance prices in the app seem pretty affordable — some hotels are offering upgrades for less than $50, with only a few hotels pricing upgrades in the hundreds. Read More

  • 5G promises to transform the world again Crunch Network

    5G promises to transform the world again

    We may be on the cusp of a new, simpler world.  From the current era of “peak complexity”, this new era will produce a step-change in society. It builds a platform for growth while empowering the developing world to leapfrog the competition.  At Huawei’s Mobile Broadband event last month, I saw what a 5G future looks like — ultra-fast, always on connectivity, making… Read More

  • Hotel Tonight launches HT Perks, their version of a hotel loyalty program

    Hotel Tonight launches HT Perks, their version of a hotel loyalty program

    The one downside to using Hotel Tonight is that you have to forgo the loyalty points you’d normally earn from a hotel stay. That’s because almost all major hotel brands now won’t give you points if you book through a third-party platform like Hotel Tonight. So Hotel Tonight is launching their own program called HT Perks. Here’s how it works: It’s not… Read More

  • The company behind Standard Hotels is launching One Night, a same-day booking app to rival Hotel Tonight

    The company behind Standard Hotels is launching One Night, a same-day booking app to rival Hotel Tonight

    Anyone interested in the intersection of travel and technology knows that Hotel Tonight basically revolutionize the same-day hotel booking industry. Launched in 2011, Hotel Tonight’s app let you book a heavily discounted hotel room on the day of your stay in just a few taps. But in pursuit of sustained growth the startup began expanding its booking parameters – first by letting… Read More

  • HotelTonight expands its in-app concierge service, Aces, to 30+ cities

    HotelTonight expands its in-app concierge service, Aces, to 30+ cities

    Last summer we reviewed Aces, the in-app concierge service from HotelTonight. And while we enjoyed using the service, our main gripe was that it was limited to just five cities, and even there it was only limited to select users. But today that changes, as HotelTonight has announced they are rolling out Aces to anyone who books a hotel with a total room cost over $200 in over 30 cities… Read More

  • With another Apple failure, it’s time to forget about hardware Crunch Network

    With another Apple failure, it’s time to forget about hardware

    The lesson is this: we shouldn’t be focusing on hardware anymore. Perhaps instead we need to focus on what happens when hardware and software come together. Read More

  • Overnight, The App For Booking Last-Minute Spaces With Local Hosts, Closes $2.5M Seed Round

    Overnight, The App For Booking Last-Minute Spaces With Local Hosts, Closes $2.5M Seed Round

    The hospitality industry has been drastically shaken up by entrants to the space like Airbnb and Hotel Tonight. But a new startup that combines the sharing aspect of Airbnb and the last-minute booking of Hotel Tonight is looking to shake things up even more. Overnight, an app that lets people book same-day spaces with local hosts, has today announced the close of a $2.5 million seed round, led… Read More

  • HotelTonight Launches Tonight +1 To Entice Guests To Stay An Extra Night

    HotelTonight Launches Tonight +1 To Entice Guests To Stay An Extra Night

    HotelTonight, the last-minute hotel booking app, just launched a new feature called Tonight +1, which lets users add a second night during check-out for an additional discount. Here’s how it works: When available, Tonight +1 will automatically appear during checkout, prompting users to add an extra night to their stay. The second night will only display when the second night’s… Read More

  • Hands On With HotelTonight’s New Concierge Service, Aces

    Hands On With HotelTonight’s New Concierge Service, Aces

    HotelTonight just launched its newest product, Aces, which is an in-app chat feature connecting users with a personal travel concierge. The concierges, collectively referred to as “Aces”, are available 24-7 during your booking to do things like make a restaurant reservation for dinner, or get extra towels sent up to your room. If a customer has access to Aces (the product is… Read More

  • Hotel Tonight Faces An Attack Of The Last-Minute-Hotel-App Clones In Europe

    Hotel Tonight Faces An Attack Of The Last-Minute-Hotel-App Clones In Europe

    There’s been a rash of mobile apps offering last-minute deals on hotels, for booking on the same day. Perhaps one of the best known is HotelTonight out of the US, which has recently pushed into European markets. But the going is poised to get a little tougher with several similar businesses appearing ever frequently. Launching this week in the UK and Ireland, the Hot Hotels app… Read More

  • Watch Out SF Minibars: We Testdrive Hotel Tonight (TCTV)

    Hotel Tonight— an app that allows you to book last-minute hotels easily and quickly via the iPhone which expanded to Chicago, Boston and Washington DC yesterday– is almost identical to the dream company Paul outlined here. It sounded too good to be true, so we decided to give it a test drive, along with Hotel Tonight CEO Sam Shank. And just to stack the odds against him, we picked… Read More

  • Hotel Tonight Fulfills Some of Paul Carr's Fantasies (Actually Safe for Work)

    A few weeks ago Paul Carr and I had one of our many bitch sessions about the woeful state of the online travel industry– particularly as it pertains to hotels. My dream company was one that gave you an envelope of essentials upon arrival in a new country– things like a local burner phone with your hotel number programmed in, a metro card and small local bills for tipping. Read More