– Another “Best Deals” OTA Raises $30 Million from Expedia and Others


Room77.comA regulatory filing has confirmed that the meta search and booking engine has raised $30 million in new venture capital funding.

Unlike other OTAs (online travel agents), Room 77 does not only operate on price, it provides visual tours as well as a concierge service to help potential guests find the best match for their travel.

Room 77 previously raised $13.5 million from firms like Sutter Hill Ventures, Felicis Ventures, PAR Capital Management, Concur Technologies (CNQR) and General Catalyst Partners.

Room 77

In their own words:

We scour the web for the best hotel prices so you get a great deal. Our search isn’t just comprehensive – it’s blazing fast, too (our engineers are pretty jazzed about that). Plus, meaningful filters — like “value” and “view” — allow you to narrow down your hotel selection quickly and easily.

Hidden fees and mystery rooms are also a thing of the past, because on our site, you’ll find all the details you need to make informed decisions; our unique insights on thousands of hotel rooms give you a better idea of what to expect. All of this means you can find the hotel that’s right for you, and get on with your life.

Of course, we think that booking the right hotel means you get into the room that’s right for you. So when you book with Room 77, our Room Concierge team works on your behalf to get you into the right room based on your preferences for view, noise level or size. At our core, we believe that choice and transparency are key to improving travel experiences. Book your hotel stay with us and experience better search, better prices and a better room.

Definitely unique to Room 77, is their search by groups: offering special rates for AAA, seniors, military, or government.

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