Back in 1991, the year the World Wide Web was launched, the Hotel Reservations Network (HRN) was founded as a toll-free phone service offering discounts on hotels in major U.S. cities. HRN eventually evolved into a booking website, hotels.com®, in 2002. Now, two decades after it was originally founded, hotels.com is offering free hotel nights at some of its most popular properties, as well as a $20 credit for another stay when booking with a Mastercard® card, in honor of the anniversary. Rooms must be booked online by August 20 for travel between now and December 15.
In 20 years of operation, hotels.com has achieved significant milestones:
Hotels.com now offers almost 140,000 properties in 18,000 locations around the world. With the variety of hotels available, a traveler could book a stay in a different hotel every night for more than 383 years.
In 2011, hotels.com was named “Best Overall Customer Experience” according to a study by Keynote Competitive Research that examined nine of the top online travel websites in the U.S.
77 hotels.com websites exist globally, on all continents except Antarctica.
“We are thrilled to celebrate our 20th anniversary by offering discounts to our loyal customers, many of whom have been with us from the very beginning,” said Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations and social media for hotels.com. “Hotels.com has grown dramatically since its creation, and we’re excited to continue expanding our network of hotels and customers.”
Travelers looking to soak up the sun can do so at The Inn at Carillon Beach in Panama City Beach, Florida. This three-star property offers guests access to a private beach, along with a full-service spa, four outdoor pools and two hot tubs. For those who like to stay active while on vacation, there are also outdoor tennis courts and a health club. In honor of the hotels.com 20th anniversary, guests who book three nights will receive the fourth night free. Rates at The Inn at Carillon Beach start at $139 per room per night.
For travelers eager to take in the sights on the West Coast, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego is located in the heart of Mission Valley, San Diego, near the San Diego Zoo and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Guests who book two nights at the property through the hotels.com 20th Anniversary Sale will receive the third night free. Rates at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego start at $139 per room per night.
To book your hotel room or to find other hotel discounts, visit www.hotels.com or call 1-800-2-hotels. Celebrate the past 20 years of hotels.com by taking a Trip Down Memory Lane at the hotels.com Facebook page. Other news is available at our media room: http://hotels.mediaroom.com.