Articles tagged “hoteltonight”

Airbnb Tests Hotel Integration by Adding Some HotelTonight Partners

Airbnb Tests Hotel Integration by Adding Some HotelTonight Partners

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It will be tremendously complex for Airbnb to transition from an alternative accommodations site into one that also offers lots of hotels. The coming business model changes and technology challenges will get sorted out, but it will be rocky for quite some time.

2 months ago

Airbnb Will Invest Up to $200 Million in India’s Budget Hotel Chain Oyo

Airbnb Will Invest Up to $200 Million in India’s Budget Hotel Chain Oyo

Raini Hamdi, Skift

So it's finally confirmed. Airbnb is investing up to $200 million in India's budget hotel chain Oyo, a deal that India Oyo observers say has big upsides for both companies.

4 months ago

What Happened to the HotelTonight Clones?

What Happened to the HotelTonight Clones?

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In light of Airbnb buying HotelTonight, Skift looks back at the many copycats of the mobile-first hotel booking agency. Where are they now?

4 months ago

Skift Forum Europe: Ennismore CEO Sharan Pasricha on Reimagining Hospitality

Skift Forum Europe: Ennismore CEO Sharan Pasricha on Reimagining Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

The success of Ennismore’s Hoxton hotels brand is founded on the fact that you don’t have to completely reinvent something to make it exciting or lasting. You just need to know what elements bring you — and your guests — joy (while also making a profit).

4 months ago

No Shock or Awe at Booking Holdings About Airbnb’s Buy of HotelTonight

No Shock or Awe at Booking Holdings About Airbnb’s Buy of HotelTonight

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel, whose background is in mergers and acquisitions, was undoubtably not surprised when Airbnb bought HotelTonight. We'd be shocked if he and others hadn't kicked the tires.

4 months ago

Airbnb Is Paying $400 Million For HotelTonight, Half in Pre-IPO Stock

Airbnb Is Paying $400 Million For HotelTonight, Half in Pre-IPO Stock

Dennis Schaal, Skift

On the surface, HotelTonight got a lowish deal from Airbnb. But with roughly half in stock, the price tag could look very upbeat if Airbnb's stock soars in an initial public offering.

4 months ago

Airbnb Is Buying HotelTonight: Here’s What That Means

Airbnb Is Buying HotelTonight: Here’s What That Means

Deanna Ting, Skift

Will Airbnb stick to its boutique and independent-only stance on hotels? It could put it at a serious disadvantage when it comes to competitors like Booking or Expedia in the long run. But if Airbnb winds up offering a wider swath of hotels, it could boost its brand even further. Either way, it's guaranteed to be interesting. We'll get the popcorn ready.

4 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

10 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.

11 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.

11 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.

12 months ago