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Room 77's Mobile App for iPhone Receives a Major Upgrade, Now Supports Hotel Search and Booking for More Than 200,000 Properties WorldwideTravelers Gain Access to Best Prices and the Industry's First Room Concierge Service (May 31, 2012)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/31/12 -- Room 77, the industry's most advanced hotel search site, today announced that the Room 77 app for iPhone has been revamped, affording travelers the convenience of booking a hotel on the go, while still saving up to 50 percent off normal retail rates. Boasting a slick new look, Room 77's mobile app now allows travelers to access more than 200,000 hotels and enjoy many of the same features as on the Web, right from the palm of their hand.
Room 77 has incorporated a majority of its features into the mobile app, including access to special rates such as AAA, senior and advanced purchase; Room Concierge; and insider tips, so users can easily shop and compare prices from every major online travel agency and get a better room. Users will also still be able to check to see if their room matches their preferences by using the Room Explorer.
The Room Explorer allows users to punch in their assigned room number to see how that particular room ranks for view, noise, size and access, and it shows a simulated room view, so guests are not left wondering if their room is going to be facing a wall (or worse -- the dumpster). It also suggests other rooms within the same category that rank higher in at least one of the four categories that Room 77 rates. Once users have settled on a room, they can snap a photo of their room and claim it to share with friends over Facebook or Twitter.
"Room 77 is committed to delivering the best hotel search experience to consumers -- regardless of whether they are searching through their desktops or smartphones," said Kevin Fliess, general manager and vice president of Product at Room 77. "This version of the Room 77 Mobile App for iPhone enables travelers to find the widest selection of hotels and access the best rates found anywhere. Room 77's industry-leading hotel search experience coupled with its unique Room Concierge service provides an end-to-end hotel shopping experience that is unrivaled in online travel."
Features and highlights include:
Fast search: With more than 200,000 hotels worldwide to choose from, users can track down the perfect hotel in seconds thanks to Room 77's blazing-fast search.
Great deals: Room 77 shows more rates and room categories from more sources than any other provider, and searches the major travel sites (Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda.com, etc.) as well as hotels directly, so that consumers can compare prices side by side and be confident that they are getting the best deal.
Meaningful filters: Users can refine their hotel search based on unique criteria, such as free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast and free airport shuttle, in addition to common filters, such as price, star rating, location and amenities.
Room Concierge: Travelers who book four- and five-star hotels or stays totaling more than $400 directly through Room 77 will be able to take advantage of Room 77's free Room Concierge service, which helps travelers get into a room that best meets their preferences.
App Concierge: Users who do not qualify for Room Concierge service can still use the App Concierge to get into a better room by reading Room 77's insider tips and seeing how Room 77 has rated a particular room.
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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 200,000 hotels worldwide. Travelers who book on Room 77 also get access to a complimentary Room Concierge 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 app. For more information, visit the Room 77 blog or follow the company on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bestrooms) and Twitter (@Room_77).
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