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HotelsByMe lets consumers book hotels via mobile app

February 18, 2011

HotelsByMe is letting consumers search and book from more than 100,000 hotels via and iPhone an iPad application.

Users who are searching for a hotel can view options on a map to give ethem a visual cue of the physical location of each property. Consumers can also check room rates, guest reviews and photos.

“HotelsByMe is an application focussed on helping travelers find the best hotel rates on their mobile device in an efficient manner,” said Meeta Oberoi, managing partner at HotelsByMe, Dallas. “The application is location aware and the most common features like finding nearby hotels or speaking to an agent are available right from the main screen.

“Our target market is travelers that have a smartphone,” she said. “More and more people are using their smartphones as a GPS device.

“So it is only natural that people would use their phones for making travel arrangements on the go. For this segment of the population, our application helps travelers quickly find the best hotel rates and book the best deal in just a few clicks.”

HotelsByMe is a Dallas-based Expedia affiliate that helps users find and book hotels all over the world.

Hotel booking
Consumers can narrow down their search for a specific hotel.

For example, customers can look for pet friendly hotels or hotels with a pool.

Consumers can search for hotels by city or find hotels near their current location.

In addition, customers choose to pay in one of 17 currencies, including U.S. Dollars, the Euro, Pound Sterling or Brazilian Real.

Consumers can browse by hotel

Consumers can browse different hotel rates

Consumers can look up hotel descriptions

Consumers can book via the app

Consumers can search for hotels near a popular landmark or sort by price, star rating, hotel name or proximity distance.

Additionally, customers can customize the number of hotels they receive per search in the settings app.

Using the HotelsByMe application, consumers can view property descriptions and photos, access current and past itineraries, book online or call an agent, save favorite hotels, view recent hotels or call a 24/7 call center and customer support.

The application has a booking feature that includes a single-screen check-out process, which is only two taps away from the initial search screen.

“HotelsByMe has received great reviews on all the platforms and is in the top 100 applications under the Travel category on Apple’s AppStore and Android Market,” Ms. Oberoi said. “In addition to that we use several advertising outlets that are focused on the mobile platform to help promote our application.”

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