45 Taiwanese hotels win Agoda.com's 2016 Gold Circle Awards
Taipei, March 13 (CNA) Forty-five local hotels have won the 2016 Gold Circle Awards presented by Agoda.com, a travel fare aggregator website, including 20 in Taipei, six in Taichung, five in Kaohsiung, three in Pingtung County, two each in New Taipei, Yilan, Hualien and Nantou counties, and one each in Tainan, Taitung County and Chiayi City.
The 20 hotels in Taipei are the United Hotel, the Park Taipei Hotel, the Chaiin Hotel-Dongmen, the Cityinn Hotel Plus Fuxing North Road Branch, the New Stay Inn-Taipei Main Station, the Norwing Hotel Fairytale, the New Riverview Suites, the Diary of Ximen Hotel II, the Space Inn, the Miramar Garden Hotel, the San Want Hotel, the Green World Hotel Zhonghua, the East Dragon Hotel, the Hotel Relax, the Energy Inn, the RF Hotel, the Click Hotel-Ximending Branch, the SWIIO Hotel, the Cheers Boutique Hotel and the Beauty Hotels Roumei Boutique. About half of them are located in Taipei's Ximending area.
Four other hotels are in northern Taiwan: the Park City Hotel-Luzhou Taipei, the Hey Bear Capsule Hotel in New Taipei, the Silks Place Yilan Hotel and the City Suites-Jiaoxi Maple Leaves Hot Spring Hotel in Yilan County.
The three in eastern Taiwan are the Best Hotel, the Hualien Wow Hostel in Hualien County and the Naruwan Hotel in Taitung County.
Eight are in central Taiwan -- the La Vida Hotel, the Hotel 7 Taichung, the In One City Inn, the Twinstar Hotel, the Red Dot Hotel and the Howard Prince Hotel Taichung in Taichung, the Lalu, Sun Moon Lake and the CingJing Mone Garden Resort in Nantou County.
Ten are in southern Taiwan -- the Hotel Dua, the Grand Hi-Lai Hotel, the Backpackers Inn, Kaohsiung, the Lees Hotel, the Han Hsien International Hotel in Kaohsiung, the Riverside Hotel Hengchun, the Chateau Beach Resort and Bay Forest Boutique Guesthouse in Pingtung County, the Golden Tulip Glory Fine Hotel in Tainan and the Tsun Huang Hotel in Chiayi City.
The list includes three youth hostels -- the Space Inn in Taipei, the Backpackers Inn, Kaohsiung, and the Hualien Wow hostel -- and one capsule hotel, the Hey Bear Capsule Hotel in New Taipei.
Globally, 1,208 accommodation partners of Agoda.com won the award, which is less than 1 percent of its more than 1 million properties, Agoda said in a news release in mid-February.
The selection criteria for determining the recipients of the award, now in its 8th year, include consistently glowing customer reviews, competitive pricing, diligent utilization of agoda's customer-built yield control system, and a willingness to work with agoda to create faster, easier bookings worldwide. (Courtesy of CNA)