By Jeremy Khalil on November 22, 2014
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 NOVEMBER 2014 – HotelQuickly, Asia-Pacific’s leading last-minute hotel booking app, is here to give you a hand with your spontaneous travel plans by offering hotel rates which are up to 28% cheaper compared to best price online at the last minute. With a network of over 4,000 hotels in 14 countries over Asia Pacific, your spontaneous travel plans to Koh Samui or Bali just got a lot easier – and cheaper!
Designed to help travellers find the best deals on last-minute hotel reservations, this free app includes new features such as a significant redesign, local hotspot guides in major cities, as well as full PayPal and TrustYou payment platform integration. These new features are part of HotelQuickly’s mission to become the best mobile app that saves you time and money by offering dynamic deals at the best hotels in Asia-Pacific.
“We believe spontaneous travel enriches people’s lives, and our goal is to make last minute hotel booking be fast and rewarding. We want to bring people last-minute, high-quality hotels with great deals to help bring the spontaneous travel experience to anyone with a cell phone,” said HotelQuickly Co-Founder and CEO, Mr. Tomas Laboutka at the launch held at Eastin Hotel today.
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All hotels are hand-picked by the HotelQuickly team and the best-rated 3, 4, and 5 star hotels are listed on this app. Only the top 10 best deals will be shown to users on their chosen night, based on hotel ratings and highest discount rates, saving users the time scrolling through hundreds of hotels.
Among the 4,000+ hand-picked hotels in the region, a sample of their selection includes: Best Western Premier Dua Sentral, GTower Hotel, Prince Hotel & Residences and Wolo Bukit Bintang. Fancy a luxurious staycation within Kuala Lumpur? HotelQuickly has romantic luxury boutique Villa Samadhi, as one of their listed hotels.
Finding a hotel at the last minute has never been easier. Simply download the free HotelQuickly app, complete registration process and then select the option to book your hotel for either today or tomorrow up to 5 nights. Payment is made via a debit card, credit card or Paypal and loyal customers enjoy extra discounts on every booking via HotelQuickly’s loyalty program.
Travelers are not the only parties that benefit from this mobile app. For hotel managers, HotelQuickly becomes a highly dynamic way to sell extra rooms and to improve the hotel’s occupancy. The inventory is updated in real-time, adding to the experience of the user and the need of the hoteliers.
This Hong Kong based company proudly features curated hotels across Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. They are also the only last-minute booking app that supports multiple Asian languages such as English, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese.
“One of our biggest challenges is localisation. We have done careful research on travellers’ behavior and watched booking trends in Malaysia, in which most users would like to search various hotel-booking services then come back to us again and see if we have the best deals. Only through this could we improve the app quality and customer service,” Laboutka remarked. The company’s growth has been facilitated by a major fundraising round that earned USD 4.5m (RM15.1m). The round was led by one of Japan’s leading VCs, GREE, Inc., and co-investor Mr. William E. Heinecke, CEO & Chairman of Thai-based Minor International. In an earlier statement, Heinecke commented: “We’re seeing a clear shift from online to mobile, and as traditional booking channels lose ground, there is tremendous opportunity for a service like HotelQuickly in the Asia-Pacific region.”
HotelQuickly currently has a network of hotels in 10 different locations throughout Malaysia, which includes all major cities and tourist destinations. As more hotels join their network, they plan to expand their reach to other destinations within Malaysia as quickly as possible. With one of the highest smartphone penetration in the region, HotelQuickly will only continue to support more Malaysians to find the best value when booking hotels at the last minute.