Airbnb signs agreement to acquire HotelTonight

download (1)Airbnb has signed an agreement to acquire HotelTonight. HotelTonight is a hotel-booking service focused on making last-minute trips easy, offering guests seamless, on-demand booking for boutique and independent hotels. “A big part of building an end-to-end travel platform is serving every guest, whether they plan their trip a year or a day in advance. Working with the incredible team at HotelTonight, we will offer guests an unparalleled last-minute travel experience that provides unique, memorable hospitality on every trip, on any schedule, at any time,” says Brian Chesky, Airbnb Co-Founder, CEO and Head of Community.
“We started HotelTonight because we knew people wanted a better way to book an amazing hotel room on-demand, and we are excited to join forces with Airbnb to bring this service to guests around the world. Together, HotelTonight and Airbnb can give guests more choices and the world’s best boutique and independent hotels a genuine partner to connect them with those guests,” says, Sam Shank, Co-founder & CEO of HotelTonight.