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Hipmunk Launches Redesigned Hotel Search on Mobile and Web

New Hotel Search Features Include Improved Map Functionality, New Sentiment-Based Reviews, and More Book on Hipmunk Options

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/14 -- Hipmunk, the fastest, easiest way to plan travel, just made hotel search even simpler. As part of its commitment to an exceptional user experience, Hipmunk made several upgrades to its hotel search on both mobile and web. These improvements include a redesigned map, easier-to-read hotel reviews, and more Book on Hipmunk options than ever before.

"Now that we offer more than 1.2 million accommodation options, it's increasingly important that our users are able to navigate those options efficiently," said Adam Goldstein, CEO and co-founder of Hipmunk. "This new release makes it even easier for users on all devices to find the best accommodations."

Redesigned Hipmunk Hotel Search on Web
Users looking to stay close to a business meeting, particular address, or landmark can now easily drop pins on the map to see accommodations nearby. In addition, the map is now side by side with the hotel results list, so users can view both simultaneously.

New and Easier-to-Read Hotel Reviews on Mobile Web, Apps, and Web
New Hipmunk reviews are based on sentiment data aggregated from many sources, making it faster and easier to see a hotel's strengths and weaknesses without having to read pages of individual reviews. At a glance, users can see if the breakfast is wonderful, the staff is friendly, if the Internet is slow, and much more.

Book on Hipmunk on Mobile Web, Apps, and Web
Now users have more Book on Hipmunk hotel choices so they can book hotels directly inside the Hipmunk website and apps. Users can now see a list of all the hotel suppliers that offer Book on Hipmunk rates for that stay.

Along with the updates, Hipmunk will maintain user favorites like: Tonight Deals, which helps app users save up to 60 percent on last minute hotel bookings; Heatmaps, which shows the neighborhoods with the highest concentration of food, tourism, shopping, nightlife, and "vice;" the "ecstasy" filter, which sorts hotels by a combination of price, amenities, and reviews; and Neighborhoods, which shows individual neighborhood names, descriptions, and common tourist attractions so travelers can find a place to stay with local flavor.

For more information about Hipmunk, visit www.hipmunk.com. Download the Hipmunk Hotel and Flight App for free from the App Store and Google Play.

About Hipmunk
Hipmunk is the fastest, easiest way to plan travel. The site and mobile apps help save time and money by comparing top travel sites to show the perfect flight or hotel at the cheapest price. Hipmunk offers the most comprehensive travel search, from commercial flights, trains, and charter flights to hotels and vacation rentals through Airbnb and HomeAway. The unique display makes it easy to visually compare results to choose the best option.

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