NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) today announced the launch of an Android version of its Tonight-Only Deals® hotel reservations service that is being bundled into its free Hotel Negotiator® app for Android devices. The service enables last-minute travelers to choose the exact hotels they want for stays the same night at discounts of up to 35% off published prices. Late last year, priceline.com launched versions of the Tonight-Only Deals® service for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users.
Tonight-Only Deals® are available in cities around the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Fe and Washington, DC.
Current Android Hotel Negotiator® app users will need to download this newest version of the app in order to get the Tonight-Only Deals® service. The app, including the new service, is now available for free from the Android market https://market.android.com/details?id=com.priceline.android.negotiator.
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users can download the free app at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
Tonight-Only Deals® is priceline.com's new way to serve up deep discounts on top-quality hotel room reservations around the country. Travelers who download the free app with the Tonight-Only Deals® service will have access to an exclusive inventory of 3-star and 4-star hotel rooms that can be booked for check-in that same night, with a maximum 4-night stay, at discounts of up to 35% off published prices found elsewhere. Tonight-Only Deals® will be posted on the service at 11:00 a.m. local time. Room reservations can be instantly booked up until 11:00 p.m. local time, or until they sell out. The new service will show the names of all the available Tonight-Only Deals® hotels with descriptions, maps and photos, along with the rates and the percentage discounts. Tonight-Only Deals® also will display each hotel's customer satisfaction score and reviews generated by priceline.com guests who have stayed there.
Here's how the Tonight-Only Deals® service works as part of the Hotel Negotiator® app: When a traveler searches the app's published-price hotel listings for a same-night stay, the app will also look for Tonight-Only Deals® and alert the traveler if specially discounted deals are available. The traveler will then see a list of up to three available hotel room reservations per city and will see which hotels have reservations available. Travelers can choose to see the Tonight-Only Deals® or continue with their hotel search. In either case, room reservations can be immediately booked through the Hotel Negotiator® easy check-out feature.
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About The Priceline Group
The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with over 200,000 participating hotels worldwide. The Group is composed of four primary brands – Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com and TravelJigsaw – and several ancillary brands. The Priceline Group provides online travel services in over 140 countries in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa.
Booking.com is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world, offering over 170,000 hotels (as of November 7, 2011), and is available in 41 languages. More recent hotel counts are available on the Booking.com website. Priceline.com gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com's famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available. Agoda.com is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available in 37 languages. TravelJigsaw is a multinational car hire service, offering its reservation services in over 4,000 locations. Customer support is provided in 29 languages.