The last-minute hotel booking service/mobile app HotelTonight just got some fresh money to expand to new mobile platforms, add new functionality, support marketing campaigns and expand into new markets. The company secured a $3.25 Million Series A investment in a round led by Battery Ventures and also included participation from Accel Partners, First Round Capital, and travel industry veterans Rich Barton, Erik Blachford, Brad Gerstner and Hugh Crean.
Since its launch in January 2011, HotelTonight’s mobile app has been downloaded more than 300,000 times and was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Essential Apps for Travelers along with OpenTable, Yelp and The Weather Channel.
HotelTonight has established long term relationships with nearly 200 of the most acclaimed hotels across the country with recent additions including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, The Talbott Hotel in Chicago and Ellis Hotel in Atlanta.
HotelTonight is available as a free download from the App Store for iOS-based devices and new customers receive a $25 credit toward their first booking.
HotelTonight (FREE) [iTunes link]