Hilton Sydney Awarded Prestigious Gold Circle Award By Agoda.com

This information originated in Australian English.

January 14, 2013

SYDNEY - Following an outstanding award-winning year Hilton Sydney has been honoured with a prestigious "Gold Circle" award from Agoda.com - Asia's leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN). The award is in recognition of hotels that lead by example in the competitive hospitality industry.

Hilton Sydney is an iconic hotel located in the heart of the city which has just undergone an A$7million refurbishment of the guest rooms and Executive Lounge. The hotel features 579 accommodation rooms and suites, 23 meeting rooms spanning 4,000m2 with unrivalled flexibility and unparalleled dining including Luke Mangan's glass brasserie, internationally acclaimed Zeta Bar and the heritage listed Marble Bar.

The hotel has been successful throughout 2012 in winning a number of awards including eight awards at the Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence which included, "F&B Function Hotel of the Year", "Conference Hotel of the Year", "Restaurant of the Year" and "Chef of the Year". This was followed by four awards at the Australian Hotels Association 2012 National Awards for Excellence including"Overall Hotel of the Year - Accommodation Division".

Agoda.com awards are given to Agoda.com partners who are committed to accommodating the unique needs of the online booking industry, winners are judged on their outstanding performance, a high number of positive customer reviews, and their utilisation of Agoda.com's custom-built "Yield Control System (YCS)". In 2012, the bar had been raised higher and new judging criteria introduced to make the awards more exclusive.

Agoda.com now also takes into account a greater amount of data, including aggregate scores for customer reviews, top-performing properties, competitive pricing, and for showing an understanding of the complex business dynamics that define the industry.

Jamie Griego, revenue manager Hilton Sydney said, Hilton Sydney is a landmark renowned for consistently delivering a world-class product offering and service. Winning a prestigious "Gold Circle" award from Agoda.com is a tribute to the revenue team's continual effort to ensure Hilton Sydney is at the forefront of the customers mind.

"We are delighted to be recognised with this award. The award is a testament to the relationship and collaboration between Paulina Belcik, assistant revenue manager, Hilton Sydney, and Jo-Ann Yong Ching, market manager with Agoda. They are consistently exploring ways to maximize our online presence and production from this channel. 2012 has been a successful year which has resulted in triple-digit room night growth from 2011."

Media can access additional information about Hilton Sydney at http://www.news.hilton.com/sydney.

About Hilton Sydney
Aspire to Hilton Sydney...centrally located in Sydney CBD close to shopping and entertainment, Hilton Sydney offers 579 luxury accommodation rooms and suites plus four dedicated levels of conference and events space catering up to 3000 delegates. The hotel also features Luke Mangan's renowned restaurant glass brasserie, the stylish and award winning Zeta Bar, iconic Marble Bar and LivingWell Premier Health Club and Day Spa. Connect with Hilton Sydney www.facebook.com/hiltonsydney www.twitter.com/hilton_sydney www.hiltonsydney.com.au.

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Kimberley Roberts
Hilton Brisbane
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kimberley.roberts@hilton.com

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