Airbnb has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire hotel booking service HotelTonight.
"An Unparalleled Last-Minute Travel Experience"
Commenting on the news, Airbnb co-founder, CEO and head of community Brian Chesky said, "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."
"Excited To Join Forces"
Meanwhile, HotelTonight co-founder and CEO Sam Shank stated, "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."
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