By: PRWeb
agoda.com Gold Circle Awards 2011
PRWeb

agoda.com, a leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced the winning hotels of the agoda.com Gold Circle Awards 2011.

Each year, agoda.com recognizes outstanding hotel partners by presenting them with a Gold Circle Award. The awards, launched in 2009, are unique to agoda.com and are intended to honor hotels that show commitment to providing a superior online product.

Winning hotels must meet certain criteria to qualify for an award. First of all, they must have worked closely with agoda.com to offer consistently competitive room rates. They also must have utilized agoda.com's custom-built YCS 3.0 yield control system to maximize revenue. Finally, they must have earned positive reviews and comments from agoda.com customers.

This year, a total of 381 hotels worldwide will receive a Gold Circle Award. The awards themselves sport a sleek new design and will be presented to the winning properties by a local representative of the agoda.com Hotels Team.

For some properties, such as the Borei Angkor Resort & Spa, the Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa and Lebua at State Tower Hotel in Bangkok, this is a second win. Fourteen properties in total will receive their second agoda.com Gold Circle award this year.

Mr. Errol Cooke, Director of Hotels - Global at agoda.com, said: "With the Gold Circle Awards in their third year, hotel partners are increasingly recognizing them as a mark of excellence in online distribution. This year, we are delighted to award hotels across the globe for their commitment to online revenue management and how well they are making use of all the customizable merchandising and promotional tools available via agoda.com."

For the full list of Gold Circle Awards winners 2011, please visit press.agoda.com or send an email to PR(at)agoda(dot)com. Connect with agoda.com for deals and competitions via http://www.facebook.com/agoda.

Note to Editors

About Agoda Company Pte Ltd:

Agoda Company Pte Ltd (agoda.com) is a leading Asia-based, online hotel reservations company, which specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices. Agoda.com is part of Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN). Agoda.com's network includes more than 160,000 hotels worldwide. The multinational staff of more than 700 professionals, located throughout the world, provides a first-rate reservation service that uniquely combines local knowledge and local connections to provide the best hotel deals to both business and leisure travelers.

In addition, agoda.com customers participate in the agoda.com Rewards Program, earning further discounts and free stays. Unlike programs that limit travelers to a single chain, the agoda.com Rewards Program allows customers to redeem Rewards Points at thousands of hotels around the globe, at any time. A member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), agoda.com's aim is to promote travel by making it more affordable and more accessible to more people.

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