Oyster.com Checks-in to 40 More Cities in Three Months

Special Hotel Investigators Visit, Photograph, Review and Rate Each Hotel, Uncovering the Truth, before it's "uh-oh" Time

NEW YORK, December 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oyster.com, the hotel tell-all, has been keeping its hotel investigators busy the last three months. They've been trotting the globe, investigating nearly 600 hotels in 40 new cities, and photographing all the dirty little details that hotel websites won't show you. The fast-growing hotel authority now features 80+ vacation destinations, and thousands of hotel reviews.

The hotel investigators at Oyster.com know more about hotels than anyone else. How? Because they've been to each one, personally. They rate and review each hotel and compare it to all the others in its class. They take hundreds of accurate photos of every property, so that travelers know exactly what they're booking into.

"The more hotels we visit around the world, the clearer it becomes how necessary Oyster is. Having been around the world for Oyster, I know how important the opinion of our experts is - after all, this is a product you can't see before you buy and can't return once you arrive," says Elie Seidman, Co-founder and CEO of Oyster.com. "Unlike other hotel review sites, we send our own expert investigators to figure it all out. Our experts see all the hotels and compare them to each other. They know which hotels really are the best. On Oyster, you're not just going to find a good hotel - you're going to find the best one for you. It's a second opinion you need to have to ensure you're going to have the very best possible hotel stay."

Oyster recently added: Albuquerque hotels, Aspen hotels, Atlantic City hotels, Austin hotels, Barbados hotels, Bermuda hotels, Breckenridge hotels, Buenos Aires hotels, Cape Cod hotels, Charleston hotels, Charlotte hotels, Corpus Christi hotels, Jackson Hole hotels, Lake Placid hotels, Lima hotels, London hotels, Los Cabos hotels (including Cabo San Lucas hotels, San Jose Del Cabo hotels, and The Corridor hotels), Maine hotels, Martha's Vineyard hotels, Monterey County hotels (including Big Sur hotels, Monterey hotels, Pacific Grove hotels, and Carmel hotels, Carmel Highlands hotels) Nantucket hotels, Napa Valley hotels, Newport hotels, Palm Springs hotels, Park City hotels, Portland hotels, Providence hotels, Puerto Vallarta hotels, Riviera Maya hotels (including Cancun hotels), Salt Lake City hotels, San Antonio hotels, San Juan Islands hotels, Santa Barbara hotels, Santa Fe hotels, Savannah hotels, Silicon Valley hotels, Sonoma County hotels (including Sonoma Valley hotels, Healdsburg hotels, and Santa Rosa hotels), St. Martin/St. Maarten hotels, The Florida Keys hotels, The Hamptons hotels, Vail hotels, Vancouver hotels and Whistler hotels.

Additionally, there are five international Oyster sites, including Spain, Germany, Italy, Brazil and France. In the next six months, Oyster plans to add to these and scope out Barcelona, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, Florence, Rome, Venice, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney, among other international destinations.

About Oyster.com Oyster.com (www.oyster.com) is the web's hotel truth serum. Oyster.com's mission is to deliver unbiased, expert information about hotels and make it easy to discover the perfect destination. Oyster visits, comprehensively photograph, critiques and rates each hotel reviewed on Oyster. Featured on and in hundreds of media outlets including The Today Show, 20/20, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist and many more, Oyster's hotel investigators visit every property in person and take hundreds of honest photos so that travelers know what to really expect when they arrive. There are in-depth reviews of New York hotels, Miami hotels and Los Angeles hotels to name a few, with plans to increase the destinations covered nearly ten-fold over the next year. Additionally, there are five (and counting) international Oyster sites, including Spain, Germany, Italy, Brazil and France. Management includes Microsoft alum Eytan Seidman, formerly of Microsoft's Bing.com; and two highly accomplished serial entrepreneurs, Ariel Charytan and Elie Seidman. Oyster is funded by Bain Capital Ventures and The Travel Channel.

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