Travelocity Exec Scooped Up By HotelTonight

A fledgling travel app called HotelTonight has managed to land a new Chief Marketing Officer that is none other than Travelocity exec Beth Murphy. This is a huge win for the startup as Murphy brings a whole lot of experience from her leadership roles at Yahoo, Digg, Visa, Intuit, and of course Travelocity, which is right up the same alley.

In case you're not familiar, HotelTonight offers both an Android and iOS app that lets you book last-minute hotels at a steep discount, all done quickly and easily on your mobile device. The HotelTonight app has already seen over 700,000 downloads and the startup has raised $3.25 million in funding from Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, and First Round Capital.

And now with Murphy on board, HotelTonight looks poised to be your next go-to app for last-minute traveling needs. Murphy has led the mobile product, media, and global marketing efforts for Travelocity and will bring a plenty of experience in the online travel space.

[via TechCrunch]