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HotelClub Reveals Asia’s Best Hotels & Resorts in First Consumer Driven Hotel Awards

The best hotels and resorts in Asia based on HotelClub’s online consumer survey were announced last July 26, 2007 at Café Deco, the Peak in Hong Kong. The Asia Hotel Awards were the first of their kind in Asia. In the top ten hotels in the region, there were three Bangkok hotels and three Singapore hotels.

Hong Kong, China, October 05, 2007 --( Leading online accommodation provider HotelClub announced the winners of its consumer driven “Asia’s Best Hotels & Resorts 2007” ( online survey last July 26, 2007. The results from more than 80,000 nominations across the region were announced in a gala ceremony at Café Deco, The Peak in Hong Kong.

The Peninsula Hong Kong
( was voted among the top ten hotels in the region by online consumers worldwide. The Salisbury – YMCA of Hong Kong
( was a winner among the “Best Affordable Hotels” category, while the Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong
( was a winner among the “Best Superior Hotels”.

Hotel properties from India and Vietnam were among the winners announced tonight by HotelClub at a gala awards ceremony at The Peak ( Thailand ( was declared the best destination in Asia while Singapore Airlines ( won best airline.

More than 4500 Asian hotels and resorts in Asia were nominated through a global consumer survey, undertaken from October to December 2006. Of those, 350 accommodation properties were short listed as finalists, with about 20 hotels in Hong Kong. More than 150 Hong Kong lodgings were nominated overall.

The survey also found that online accommodation (and travel) bookings by Asian consumers had grown rapidly, recording a 40% jump on the previous year.

The HotelClub Hotel Awards “Asia’s Best Hotels & Resorts 2007” winners are:

Top 10 in Asia (in no particular order)
-Peninsula Hong Kong
-Oriental Bangkok
-Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
-Raffles Hotel Singapore
-Peninsula Bangkok
-Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore
-Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort
-Makati Shangri-La Hotel Manila
-Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
-Taj Mahal Mumbai

Best Affordable Hotels (under USD 120, standard rate)
-Patong Merlin Hotel Phuket
-The Salisbury – YMCA of Hong Kong
-Asia Hotel Yue

Best Business Hotels
-Taj Mahal Mumbai
-Pudong Shanri-La Shanghai
-Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok

Best Superior Hotels (under USD 200, standard rate)
-Riverside Resort & Spa Hoi An
-Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong
-Pathumwan Princes Hotel Bangkok

Best Resort in Asia
-Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort

Best Destination

Best Family Hotels
-Riverside Resort & Spa Hoi An
-Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort & Spa
-Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

Best in Service
-Four Seasons Resort Bali at Savan
-Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
-Oriental Bangkok

Best Airline
-Singapore Airlines

Best Hotel Chain

“These Awards are unique in the travel industry as they recognize the consumer’s choice,” said HotelClub’s Managing Director Chloe Lim.

Ms Lim said the hotel awards offered consumers the chance to have their say on a variety of key criteria that was important to them including ambiance, staff attitude, location and value for money.

“The top properties in the region named in these awards have won top accolades directly from consumers – often the harshest critics of all.”

HotelClub offers over 30,000 hotel accommodation choices in 4,500 cities and 120 countries worldwide. HotelClub has over 3.5 million consumer ratings and reviews that provide independent advice on each hotel.

About 250 people representing Asia’s top hotels and resorts attended the event which was supported by TTGAsia and fine wine merchants, Berry Bros. & Rudd.

About HotelClub
HotelClub ( is a global accommodation specialist website offering hotel bookings for up to 12 months in advance. It offers users the choice of over 30,000 hotels – at savings of up to 60% – in 120 countries. HotelClub is available in twelve languages – Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Thai. HotelClub is a truly global website offering its customers access through country specific sites in 10 countries including,,,,, and HotelClub is operated by Flairview Travel.

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