Hotel Tonight, an app service that allows travelers to book reservations at hotels at the last minute, and still get a discount, has finally made its Windows Phone debut. The app, which supports Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, allows users to reserve rooms for up to five nights. Hotel Tonight was previously released for iOS and Android platforms.
The service supports 10,000 hotels in 24 countries and is supposed to let users book a room in as little as 10 seconds. In a post on the Nokia Conversations blog, Hotel Tonight CEO Sam Shank cited the growing Windows Phone ecosystem as the main reason why they wanted to launch the app. He stated, "We saw that Windows is maturing and getting to critical mass, and it has the [high] level of quality that Hotel Tonight customers deserve."
The blog also mentions that the Hotel Tonight Windows Phone app has a few features that the iOS and Android versions currently don't support, such as being able to side-swipe through the app when the user is searching for hotels, like they are browsing through the pages of a magazine. There's 24/7 customer support for the service and it contains both professional and user-created images of the hotels that are available for booking.
Hotel Tonight is a free download from the Windows Phone Store. The Nokia blog mentions that a version will be released later in June for Windows tablets. There's even a special promo code just for Windows Phone users. They can type in "WINTONIGHT" to get $40 off their first hotel booking.