Agoda Gold Circle Awards 2010 recognize outstanding hotels


SINGAPORE – Agoda, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed, has finalized its list of winners for the Gold Circle Awards 2010.

The Gold Circle Awards are a unique Agoda initiative, created to show recognition to properties that worked closely with Agoda over the past year to create an outstanding online product.

The winning hotels are selected according to key criteria: they must have shown commitment to maintaining superior online service, offered competitive room rates, and have received favorable customer reviews from Agoda members on

Of thousands of hotel partners across the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the USA, 161 will be awarded a Gold Circle prize for their exceptional performance. Representatives from a selection of the winning hotels will be presented with their Gold Circle trophies during the special “Agoda Road Show” tour, currently underway across 14 countries.

The Agoda Road Show is led by vice president of business development at Agoda, Mr. Wilfred Fan and Oliver Libutzki, director of market management of southeast Asia. Gold Circle Awards ceremonies are hosted by a different winning hotel in each city.

Mr. Fan said: “We are delighted to have such great interest from our hotel partners throughout Asia on this year’s Agoda Gold Circle Awards. Recipients of the awards are chosen based on their commitment to develop online distribution channels, how well they are making use of all merchandising and promotional tools available via Agoda, and whether they are consistently offering great value at a fair price.

“Our relationship with decision-makers at these hotels has strengthened over the years, helping us deliver some of the most attractive offers to Agoda customers. In return, we can bring business to these properties from all corners of the world.”

Travelers who book a room at a Gold Circle property know they are staying at a hotel with a proven record of exceptional online service and a commitment to offering Agoda customers excellent rates.

Hong Kong winners of the Agoda Gold Circle Awards 2010 were presented with their trophies on June 21. They are: Hotel Nikko Hong Kong, Prudential Hotel, Kowloon Shangri-La, Regal Hong Kong and Royal Plaza Hotel. The full list of winners will be published over the next month. For more information, contact .