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New Hotel Search Engine Room 77(TM) Introduces Special Discounted Rates, Ability to Earn Loyalty Points and Pay at Hotel

Travelers Can Shop Rates From All Major Travel Sites and Book Special Deals up to 50 Percent Off, Including Rates for AAA Members and Senior Citizens, All in One Search (April 12, 2012)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/12/12 -- Just in time for the busy summer travel season, hotel search engine Room 77 is introducing several new tools and features that will benefit even the most discerning traveler. In addition to searching multiple online travel sites simultaneously, Room 77 now helps travelers uncover special rates, including advanced purchase, AAA member rates and senior discounts -- saving travelers up to 50 percent off other online travel providers.

Travelers can now also earn loyalty points with their favorite hotel brands for most bookings made directly through Room 77, which is not possible through the majority of other online travel sites. In addition, Room 77 has introduced the flexibility to pay at the hotel versus pre-paying like most other travel websites require.

"We're committed to developing new products and services that truly put the traveler first. We search more sites and now offer more rates so travelers are assured to find the best hotel deal out there," said Kevin Fliess, general manager and vice president of product for Room 77. "By giving travelers the ability to earn loyalty points and pay at the hotel, we've addressed two of the most common complaints travelers have about booking hotels online. The added perks and flexibility, combined with Room 77's exclusive Room Concierge service, create a comprehensive new travel search platform that should be the first stop for any traveler shopping for hotels."

To find the best hotel options, travelers simply enter their destination, travel dates and any relevant filters, including special rates exclusively for AAA members and seniors. Instantly, Room 77 reveals the lowest price for available hotels, comparing rates available through Room 77 alongside all other major online travel agencies, such as Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline,, and more. Room 77's intuitive and simple design makes it easy for travelers to review rate type and quickly determine if the booking is eligible for loyalty points and if payment can be made at the hotel. Travelers then can choose to book directly on Room 77 or through a participating partner, which includes the best-known brands in travel.

The special rates available through Room 77 can add up to significant savings over prices offered on other travel sites, up to 50 percent off other websites. Recent examples of actual bookings made on Room 77 within the past seven days include:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hotel / City Room 77 Rate Competitor Rates Total Savings with Room 77 (on highest rate) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hotel Oceana, Santa $199 Priceline: $213; $110 (1 night Barbara (3 star); Orbitz: $256 stay) April 13-14, 2012 36 percent savings ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aloft Lexington, $75 Expedia: $161; $258 (3 night New York City (3.5 $161 stay) star); April 7-10, 53 percent 2012 savings ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carlyle Suites, $153 Orbitz: $256; $302 (2 night Washington, DC (3 Cheaptickets: stay) star); $256 40 percent April 26-28, 2012 savings ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hotel Urbano, Miami $127 Priceline: $152; $64 (2 night (3.5 star); $156 stay) April 6-8, 2012 20 percent savings ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Santa Ynez Valley $172 Expedia: $215 $198 (3 night Marriott (3.5 stay) star); April 11-14, 28 percent 2012 savings ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Signature at $164 Expedia: $231; $220 (3 night MGM Grand, Las $231 stay) Vegas (4.5 star); 39 percent May 3-6, 2012 savings ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Travelers who book four- and five-star hotels or stays totaling more than $400 directly through Room 77 also get free access to Room 77's exclusive Room Concierge(SM) service, which helps travelers get into a great room matched to their preferences. Since Room 77 introduced Room Concierge in November, 85 percent of all eligible reservations have taken advantage of the service and 9 of 10 (92 percent) of these travelers surveyed report their room met or exceeded their expectations.

Room 77 launched its new search and booking engine in November 2011, building on its growing and popular hotel room database, which contains an unparalleled level of data, such as floor maps and simulated Room Views.

The AAA trademark is the property of the American Automobile Association. Its use does not imply any affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of Room 77 products or services.

About Room 77
Room 77 offers the most advanced hotel shopping experience on the Web today, allowing travelers to simultaneously compare prices across major travel sites, shop a variety of room types and special rates, like AAA and senior, and book more than 150,000 hotels worldwide. Travelers who book on Room 77 also get access to a complimentary Room Concierge(SM) who utilizes Room 77's proprietary hotel room intelligence, such as square footage, bed type, distance from elevator, etc., to help travelers get a great room. Founded in 2009, Room 77 has raised $13.5 million to date from leading entrepreneurs and institutional investors, including PAR Capital Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, and Felicis Ventures, among others. Room 77 is available on the Web and via iPhone and Android apps. For more information, visit the Room 77 blog or follow the company on Facebook ( and Twitter (@Room_77).

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