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Hotel booking site cites 42 Philippine hotels

AGODA.COM, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of NASDAQ-listed Priceline Group, announced the recipients of its prestigious 2013 Gold Circle Awards (GCA), given to hotels that exemplify the best qualities of the online hospitality industry.


A total of 42 hotels in the Philippines received the GCA distinction this year, an increase of seven from 2012’s 35 hotels. This year’s top three destinations come from major tourist spots: 15 from Manila, 10 from Boracay Island and eight from Cebu. Other destinations that made it to the list are Tagaytay, Batangas, Bohol and Palawan.


Now on its fifth year, the Gold Circle Awards are given to industry-leading hotels who work with to meet the unique requirements of the online booking industry.


Recipients of the GCA were chosen based on several criteria, among which were an aggregate customer review score of 7.5, savvy utilization of’s custom-built Yield Control System, consistently competitive pricing and for showing an understanding of the complex business dynamics that define the online hotel industry.


Commenting on this year’s awards, Errol Cooke, vice president of global hotels at, said: “The Gold Circle Awards are an established indicator of industry excellence and recognize a commitment to ensuring that online booking offers the fastest, easiest way to book accommodation worldwide. We are delighted to give these awards to our hotel partners to close out a fantastic 2013 and eagerly look forward to expanding our relationship in the future.”


The 42 winners from the Philippines are listed below, with the full global list of 661 winners available in the website.


The 2013 Gold Circle Award winners from the Philippines are:




Dusit Thani Manila Hotel

F1 Hotel Manila

Hotel H20

Best Western Plus Antel Hotel

Diamond Hotel

Microtel by Wyndham-Mall of Asia

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences

BSA Twin Tower Ortigas

Pan Pacific Manila

The Linden Suites

Solaire Resort & Casino

Acacia Hotels Manila

Luxent Hotel

Armada Hotel Manila

The Mabuhay Manor




La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel

The District Boracay

Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel

Tanawin Resort and Luxury Apartments

Monaco Suites de Boracay Hotel

Sea Wind Resort

Microtel by Wyndham-Boracay

The Tides Hotel

Cohiba Villas

Royal Park Resort Hotel




Crimson Resort and Spa

Quest Hotel & Conference Center-Cebu

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Hotel

Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort

Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino



Asia Grand View Hotel

Hotel Centro Palawan

Blue Lagoon Inn



The Bellevue Resort

Amorita Resort

Panglao Regents Park

The Peacock Garden


Tagaytay: Taal Vista Hotel


Batangas: Pico Sands Hotel