Cheerio! HotelTonight Lands in London
We've long recommended the mobile booking app, HotelTonight for folks in need of a last-minute hotel room for less than the rack rate but we've been dying for HotelTonight to expand beyond the U.S. Looks like we won't be waiting much longer.
After breaking into Canada the other month, HotelTonight has finally jumped the pond to London. Available starting at noon every day local time, HotelTonight is offering discounts at a mix of quality London hotels like The Belgraves, St. Martins Lane and Town Hall. Even better, HotelTonight is offering an introductory credit of £15 off the first booking by using the promo code UK15.
Right now, we're seeing The Belgraves for $188 (that's in USD), the Blakes for $375 and Park International for $205. Belgraves for $188? In London? That's kind of awesome. (Curious as to what we thought of Belgraves? Read our review here.)
But never fear, European denizens who might not be heading to London anytime soon. HotelTonight plans on picking up other European cities as well. The company has announced the creation of a London-based office in Shoreditch along with a new managing director of Europe (Heather Leisman, formerly of Jetsetter.com) to help expand in additional cities in the United Kingdom and other markets in Western Europe. (Paris, SVP?)
We suspected HotelTonight would make this jump to London back in February but there's no doubt the recent expansion push across Europe has been made possible by HotelTonight's recent series C round of funding from U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) totaling $23 million.
Now, we can't wait to see what you European hotel guests think of it. Detail your HotelTonight experiences for us in comments below!