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HotelTonight is revamping their rewards program with infinite levels

Last year HotelTonight launched HT Perks, their own twist on a hotel loyalty program. The program is level-based, meaning user “level up” as they meet certain tiers of lifetime spend in th

India’s Treebo raises $34M for its budget hotel network

Treebo Hotels, one of the most prominent members of India’s emerging budget hotel networks, has closed a $34 million Series C round. The deal was led by new backers Ward Ferry Management and Ka

This startup wants to modernize the hotel industry

Calling for room service is kind of annoying, though it’s one of the most first world-type of problems one could have. But that’s just to say the hotel industry is behind, technologically

Crunch Report | Disney’s Epic Star Wars Hotel

Disney plans to open an epic Star Wars hotel, new emoji are being released to the world, Amazon could be the latest to get into the meal delivery kit business and the latest Atari game console. All th

Crunch Report | Amazon Drone Delivery Begins in U.K.

Uber self-driving cars get into permitting issues in San Francisco, Amazon drone delivery begins in the U.K., The Wynn wants to add an Alexa to every room and Donald Trump adds Elon Musk and Travis Ka

Amazon Echo may be listening in on your conversations in your Vegas hotel room

The Wynn Las Vegas hotel is adding an Amazon Echo to every one of its 4,748 rooms. A first for a hotel to do and a great way to market both the hotel and the Echo device. However, it also means, shoul

Bizly lets you book on-demand meeting spaces in luxury hotels

Everyone talks about rooms being an underutilized asset in the hospitality industry. But what about meeting space? Almost all four- to five-star hotels, even boutique ones, have at least one meeting r

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 gi

Tink Labs raises $125M to put its free-to-use smartphone in more hotel rooms worldwide

Tink Labs offers a free-to-use smartphone for hotel guests that lets them enjoy free services, and gives hotels a powerful channel to engage their guests.

Tinggal, a budget hotel network in Indonesia, lands $1M from backers of India’s Wudstay

Indonesia-based Tinggal is less than one month old, but today the company announced that it has raised $1 million in funding. Particularly of interest is the fact that this financing has come from the

Pilot Project Begins To Replace Your Hotel Key With Your Smartphone Using Bluetooth

Soon enough you’ll be able to walk into a hotel, straight past the front desk and have your door open automatically for you without any extra effort required, thanks to a new pilot project by St

Follow The Money: Why Priceline Bought Kayak

Last week, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/08/priceline-com-acquires-kayak-for-1-8-billion/">Priceline.com acquired Kayak for $1.8 billion</a>. That's more than twice <a href="https://bet

HotelTonight Lands Travelocity Exec As Chief Marketing Officer

<a href="http://www.hoteltonight.com/">HotelTonight</a>, a mobile app that offers deep discounts on same-day hotel deals, has landed a big fish for its marketing chief—Travelocity executive Beth Mur

Traveling to Switzerland? Stay in nuclear bunker. It's cheap.

Hotel accommodations these days are too opulent. Who needs central heat and carpet? No one. Only the Wall Street fat cats, that is. Real people stay at this converted nuclear bunker zero-star hotel

Unlock doors with your cellphone

http://www.viddler.com/player/3c2d32b6/ Ever lose your hotel keycard? Ever have it get de-magnetized? Both of these are simple to resolve – just go to the front desk – but wouldn’t i