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.

4 days 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.

5 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.

5 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.

6 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.

8 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.

11 months 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 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.

2 years ago

Kayak and HotelTonight Trademark Dispute Ends in Partnership

Kayak and HotelTonight Trademark Dispute Ends in Partnership

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Kayak apparently got cute in trying to use the phrase "Hotel for tonight" in its apps and it appears as though HotelTonight prevailed in a trademark flap. Now they've partnered up as HotelTonight is selling through Kayak in a bid to trim costs.

3 years ago

HotelTonight’s Troubles Signal a Reckoning for High-Value Startups – 25 Moments in 2015

HotelTonight’s Troubles Signal a Reckoning for High-Value Startups – 25 Moments in 2015

Skift

25 Moments that Mattered in 2015: To make our selection of 25 moments, we thought back to the stories that drove reader engagement and sparked discussion among both travel experts and the general public. Some stories were quick blips that represented bigger things while others were narratives that built slowly through out the year. Each one, though, spoke to where we are right now when it comes to the big business of global travel.

3 years ago

The Fickle Startup: When to Chase and When to Flee From a Category Leader

The Fickle Startup: When to Chase and When to Flee From a Category Leader

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Given the headlines, while Rome2Rio, Captain Train and Loco2 are trying to get the message out that they are just as hot as travel-startup peer GoEuro, in contrast Hot Hotels is getting the word out that it will avoid some of the business model pitfalls of HotelTonight.

3 years ago

Exclusive: HotelTonight Is Up for Sale Following Layoffs

Exclusive: HotelTonight Is Up for Sale Following Layoffs

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The rest of the travel industry -- or at least the big players that matter -- have caught up to HotelTonight, the first mover in the same-day mobile hotel-booking space. Heavily funded, HotelTonight is seeking an exit that makes its investors whole.

3 years ago