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This article was published on April 15, 2014

    HotelTonight now anticipates last-minute room rates for the week ahead

    HotelTonight now anticipates last-minute room rates for the week ahead Image by: Brian Jackson
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    Curated same-day hotel-booking service HotelTonight is rolling out a new ‘Look Ahead’ feature today, serving up a snapshot of last-minute room rates, potential savings, hotel availability and other location-specific data for the next seven days.

    The basic premise behind the new feature is that you can see at a glance what rates may look like in the week ahead, based on historical and predictive booking data. This includes whether there is a large event/conference happening in the locale that may impact room rates. To access this, click the ‘Look Ahead’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the app, and you’ll see a 7-day calendar view.

    Scenario 1 Reg Rates
       
    Scenario 3 Conference

    The  feature is rolling out initially for New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, Washington, DC, San Francisco, San Diego and Dallas, though more cities will be added shortly. And for launch, it will only be available within the iPhone incarnation, though the iPad and Android versions will be receiving some lovin’ soon too.

    HotelTonight launched more than three years ago, and has typically been aiming at the higher-end last-minute hotel market. It lets you reserve same-day hotel rooms from 9am on the day for up to 70% below the standard price. Today it’s available in more than 300 cities around the world.

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