MIAMI, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Getaroom.com, a leading online discount hotel stay company, announced the addition of more than 1,000 hotels to its unpublished hotel rate program, including properties in top summer markets such as New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, London and San Diego.
Unpublished hotel rates allow consumers to receive discounts typically ranging from 10 to 20 percent and as much as 50% off the rates published online. Since room rates continue to rise, consumers seeking discounts will need additional resources to save on summer travel.
According to a report by PKF Hospitality Research, room revenues are projected to increase nearly seven percent overall in 2011 and almost nine percent in 2012. A separate report by RateGain predicts that room rates in top markets such as Miami and New York will experience sharp increases this summer.
The Chicago-based travel and technology research firm projects a whopping 85 percent increase in the median cost of a four-star room in Miami (from nearly $146 to $270) and a 48 percent increase in the price of a three-star room (from slightly over $123 to $182).
Meanwhile, New York's four-star hotels are projected to have the highest median rate in the markets surveyed by RateGain, coming in at nearly $410 per night, while a four-star room in Las Vegas is projected to cost slightly more than $152.
Bargain-seeking travelers will have additional resources to find the best deals with Getaroom.com's newly expanded unpublished hotel rate program.
"Although the sluggish economy is holding costs down somewhat, room rates are still rising – especially in top markets," noted Bob Diener, President and Co-Founder of Getaroom.com. "With our expanded unpublished hotel rate program, travelers have more opportunities to find discounts, including room rate savings in top destinations. It's a smart way to save as room rates continue to increase this summer and into next year."
Getaroom.com, which offers daily specials and deep discounts at more than 8,000 hotel properties worldwide, continues to expand its network and find creative ways to offer bargains to its growing customer base.
Getaroom.com provides travelers a state-of-the-art lodging website (www.getaroom.com) which offers travelers the lowest hotel rates on the Internet. Clients calling its toll-free call center at 800-HOTELS-8 (800-468-3578) can also receive the benefits of unpublished pricing, with hotel rates typically 10 to 20 percent less than published rates on its site and other Internet sites and as much as 50 percent less. There is full disclosure about the property at time of booking including the hotel name and exact location. Getaroom.com offers accommodations at national chain and independent boutique properties in major destinations in the U.S. and Europe.