Articles tagged “hoteltonight”

Airbnb Talked to HotelTonight About an Acquisition But Would It Make Sense?

Airbnb Talked to HotelTonight About an Acquisition But Would It Make Sense?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is Airbnb flailing at a way to build an expansion narrative ahead of an initial public offering? Buying HotelTonight would save some time and effort in making inroads with boutique hotels, but does Airbnb really need HotelTonight to do that? In travel, everyone is always talking to everyone so we're unsure how serious these informal talks ever were.

1 month ago

Mobile-First Booking Startup HotelTonight Expands to Desktop

Mobile-First Booking Startup HotelTonight Expands to Desktop

Sean O'Neill, Skift

HotelTonight is no longer a mobile-only company. It's no longer just for same-day stays, as its name once implied. Investors seem to want no potential income left on the table, even if the brand must lose some of its original distinctiveness.

6 months ago

Video: HotelTonight and Kayak’s Chief Data Officers Cut Through the Hype

Video: HotelTonight and Kayak’s Chief Data Officers Cut Through the Hype

Deanna Ting, Skift

There’s plenty of hype to go around when it comes to data science or personalization in travel, but HotelTonight’s Amanda Richardson and Kayak’s Matthias Keller know how to look beyond it to get at the heart of what actually matters when it comes to improving the travel experience.

6 months ago

6 Lessons for Travel on the Long-Haul Business Payoff

6 Lessons for Travel on the Long-Haul Business Payoff

Noah Davis

This must-read introduction is the first excerpt from Skift's recent digital book For the Long Haul, in celebration of our sixth anniversary.

7 months ago

HotelTonight and Expedia Offering New Twists on Hidden Hotel Deals

HotelTonight and Expedia Offering New Twists on Hidden Hotel Deals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's so rare to see something new in online travel. Expedia's Add-On Advantage appears to be a new wrinkle, and HotelTonight's Today's Daily Drop is a flash sale variation that disappears within 15 minutes. Both gives hoteliers new ways to target travelers, who may find some good deals in the process.

7 months ago

Skift Tech Forum Preview: HotelTonight Executive Cuts Through the Hype of Big Data

Skift Tech Forum Preview: HotelTonight Executive Cuts Through the Hype of Big Data

Deanna Ting, Skift

A lot of brands talk a big game about data science, but few know how to use it to their advantage and to the benefit of their consumers. HotelTonight's chief data and strategy officer Amanda Richardson will cut through the hype on stage at Skift Tech Forum on June 12.

9 months ago

HotelTonight CEO Chides Big Competitors for Misguided Priorities

HotelTonight CEO Chides Big Competitors for Misguided Priorities

Sarah Enelow, Skift

HotelTonight made a smart move by expanding beyond last-minute bookings. So far, the company's willingness to tweak its product and roll with the punches is paying off with profitability.

1 year ago

Standard Hotels CEO Talks Up Same-Day Booking Apps But Thinks HotelTonight Has Lost Its Value

Standard Hotels CEO Talks Up Same-Day Booking Apps But Thinks HotelTonight Has Lost Its Value

Deanna Ting, Skift

The kind of curation the One Night app provides its users really does set it apart from other booking channels. The bigger question, though, is how many people actually know about it?

1 year ago

HotelTonight Outlook — Travel’s Best and Brightest Have a Say on Its Prospects

HotelTonight Outlook — Travel’s Best and Brightest Have a Say on Its Prospects

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Most of the travel brainiacs we consulted feel that HotelTonight has an uphill battle ahead, but as they say in baseball, that's why they play the games. In other words, maybe they're wrong, and HotelTonight will have the right stuff to persevere. The entire travel industry is watching.

1 year ago

HotelTonight Essentially Pivots to Become Hotel Whenever

HotelTonight Essentially Pivots to Become Hotel Whenever

Sean O'Neill, Skift

HotelTonight's pivot into a 100-day booking window is a concession that the last-minute market was too small. Yet the company's swing to profitability is remarkable.

1 year ago

HotelTonight Raises Another $37 Million in Funding

HotelTonight Raises Another $37 Million in Funding

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hotel booking startup HotelTonight took immense losses in 2015. If it is truly profitable now and doubled its revenue to at least $60 million in 2016, then that still doesn't scream IPO.

2 years ago

HotelTonight Becomes Profitable but IPO Chances Are Remote

HotelTonight Becomes Profitable but IPO Chances Are Remote

Ellen Huet, Bloomberg

HotelTonight is more likely to get acquired than to do a successful IPO given the company's relatively small size. The app is exquisite but competition by bigger players is intense.

3 years ago