By Terry Trucco
“Imagine that Priceline and Tablet Hotels had a baby,” says Cheryl Rosner of her baby, a new hotel booking site called Stayful that went live today.
Users have the option of booking a room on the site at the lowest published rate, culled from a fleet of online bookers including Expedia and Booking.com.
Or if you’re feeling adventurous – or aren’t satisfied with the price you see — you can hit the bid button and make an offer the hotel can accept, reject or counter offer. The site uses its proprietary algorithm to suggest a bid, but you’re free to propose any price you wish. The good news: bids aren’t blind, so you know which hotel you’re aiming at. The fine print: once a bid is accepted, it’s binding – no refunds or cancellations allowed. (more…)