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HotelTonight app for same-day reservations adds Las Vegas

May 19, 2011|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Travel & Deal blogger
(Jay Jones )

Getting a last-minute room in Las Vegas is about to get easier. HotelTonight, the free mobile app that lists same-day hotel discounts in a dozen cities, plans to expand to Sin City starting at noon Thursday.

Here's how it works: At noon local time each day, HotelTonight lists three hotels at different levels of comfort (such as elegant or basic) in each destination that can be booked until 2 a.m. If rooms sell out at one location, HotelTonight adds a different hotel to the listings. First-timers get a $25 credit for using the app.

In Las Vegas, depending on the day, options will include Caesars Palace, Trump International Hotel, the Palms, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and others, according to a company announcement.

Las Vegas will be the 13th city served by this app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Among the other cities are Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. San Francisco-based HotelTonight, which debuted the app in January, plans to add San Diego, Orlando and Phoenix in the future. 

"No city in the world is more spontaneous than Vegas, and our hotel partners are working in creative ways to remind people of this," Sam Shank, company chief executive and founder, said in the statement.

Check out this Web Buzz column that reviews the pros and cons of Hotel Tonight.

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