27 August 2014

Roomlia, the next-generation mobile hotel booking app designed for savvy, smart travelers, is now available for download on iOS.

Designed by hospitality and digital experts who are both passionate about travelers and knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the hotel industry, roomlia launches with multiple market first features designed to make the hotel booking experience simple, fast and effortless – roomlia frees travelers of restrictive last-minute, day-of booking by allowing reservations at the most competitive rates to be made up to seven days from arrival. Roomlia is poised to become the premier mobile solution for hotel reservations, and change the way we shop for, and book hotels on the go.

Available for download, roomlia offers:

Availability of rooms up to seven days from arrival
Rates exclusive to roomlia users
24/7 Customer Service 1.800.374.1226
Swipe to book: a one-swipe, one-tap process creating the fastest booking experience in travel
Option to search for roomlia deals near users via map feature
Rapidly growing hotel inventory giving users new options daily
Roomlia's user experience is designed for, and specifically optimized for mobile. The app saves consumers time and unnecessary stress with the fastest booking process in the industry – one swipe to book, one tap to confirm. Roomlia also adds the convenience of location specific search, allowing users the option to browse and book hotels via a map of each city, which showcases both the hotels in the area, and the booking price.

Co-founders Michael Reichartz and Jim Ferguson were early digital booking innovators at Expedia and were responsible for building one of the most successful sales teams in the travel industry – growing Expedia's hotel revenues more than 4000%. Together they have designed roomlia to offer an unprecedented mobile experience by directly collaborating with hospitality partners, giving users the ability to experience some of the top hotels in the top markets at the best available rates.

"Our goal is to deliver the best mobile hotel booking experience for travelers and the easiest reservations channel for hotel revenue managers, and we believe we have achieved this with roomlia," says co-founder Michael Reichartz.

Launching in the U.S. and expanding to other markets at a quick clip, roomlia currently features a roster of leading destinations – including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Miami, Orlando, and the Florida Keys – with acclaimed hospitality brands. Expansion plans over the next few weeks include Atlantic City, New Orleans, Seattle, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

Release on Android is planned for September.

About roomlia | Roomlia is a streamlined, design-driven mobile app for instant hotel booking founded in 2013 by Michael Reichartz and Jim Ferguson, formerly of Expedia. roomlia is the first app of its kind to launch with connectivity, ensuring a seamless experience for both travelers and hospitality partners. Roomlia is currently available in leading U.S. destinations including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami and Orlando, with new hotels and cities added daily. www.roomlia.com

About Remark Media | Remark Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) is a global media company that owns and operates a portfolio of assets focused on the 18-to-34-year-old demographic (otherwise known as "The Millennials" or "Gen Y") across a variety of lifestyle verticals. These include fashion, sports, travel, entertainment, health and wellness, personal finance, and informational know-how.

Remark Media's assets presently include: (i) Bikini.com, an aspirational lifestyle and e-commerce destination for the beach globetrotter; (ii) Roomlia, a mobile hotel-booking app that provides a superior user travel experience while balancing the needs of hotel owners; (iii) HowStuffWorks China and Brazil, locally known as BoWenWang and Comotudofunciona, respectively; (iv) PPTV Boxing, the first-ever digital boxing channel in China launched in partnership with PPTV, China's largest leading online TV service; and (v) Banks.com, U.S. Tax Center at www.irs.com, FileLater.com, and TaxExtension.com, a suite of digital sites focused on personal finance. Additionally, Remark Media is a founding partner and equity owner of Sharecare, Inc. Created by Jeff Arnold, founder of WebMD, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television, and Discovery Communications, Sharecare is a highly searchable social healthcare platform organizing and answering the questions of health. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas with operations in Beijing and São Paulo. Remark Media is listed on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker MARK.

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