Gold Circle Awards 2013 winners in the Philippines

Agoda | Dec 13, 2013
Gold Circle Awards 2013 winners in the Philippines

A total of 42 hotels in the Philippines have been specified 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 of the country; 15 from Manila, 10 from Boracay Island and 8 from Cebu. Other destinations that made it to the list are Tagaytay, Batangas, Bohol and Palawan.

Now in 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. As online commerce and internet penetration has grown, the industry has continued to evolve at a steady pace, making fast, convenient online hotel booking available to more people than ever before.

Recipients of the Gold Circle Award 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 (YCS), 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, Mr. Errol Cooke, Vice President 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.”

When guests at any of this year’s winners see the Gold Circle Award displayed at their hotel, they can be assured that they are staying at a property that operates to industry best standards, and one that takes great care to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience for its guests.

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

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The 2013 Gold Circle Award winners from the Philippines


  • 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 Hotel


  • La Carmela de Boracay 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 Hotel
  • Royal Park Resort


  • 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


  • Taal Vista Hotel


  • Pico Sands Hotel
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