Consumers may now book intra-day stays at hotels in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and Washington D.C. if they need extra time to freshen up between flights, plan a presentation or work remotely while on a business trip. Although the booking app sector has been extremely crowded as of late, with brands such as Expedia and dominating the field, HotelsByDay is bringing a fresh slew of options to the forefront for business travelers which may give it a leg up. “We think the HotelsByDay launch will ignite a trend in intra-day stays in the same way Kayak introduced Metasearch and Jetsetter introduced Flash Sales,” said Nathan Stevenson, co-founder and chief operating officer of HotelsByDay, New York. “We think users will love the fast seamless experience because it is highly visual and gives them the flexibility and convenience of being able to book intra-day stays, in the morning, noon or afternoon. “HotelsByDay is truly a new service in the crowded travel technology space,” he said. “No other app allows users to book intra-day stays at the last minute. Get the full story at Mobile Commerce Daily