Press for Room 77

Just in time for the busy summer travel season, hotel search engine Room 77 is introducing several new tools and features that will benefit even the most discerning traveler. In addition to searching multiple online travel sites simultaneously, Room 77 now helps travelers uncover special rates, including advanced purchase, AAA member rates and senior discounts -- saving travelers up to 50 percent off other online travel providers.

Concur Technologies, which bought TripIt for up to $120 million last year, has now invested in Room 77, a hotel search and booking website.

A site started by travel and search industry veterans--including Calvin Yang, who designed Google's image search--gives users a peek at what's inside and outside of a hotel room, before they arrive. Front-desk griping may never be the same.

Ever wonder if anybody reads what you write in those “Special Request” boxes on hotel booking sites?
The folks at Room 77 obviously have and claim to have come up with a way to boost the odds that you’ll get the room you want with the amenities you prefer. On Thursday, the site unveiled a Room Concierge service in an effort to provide more transparency to a typically opaque process.