The Torch Doha announced winner of 2013 Gold Circle…

The Torch Doha, member of Leading Hotels of the World has been announced as one of the winners of 2013 Gold Circle Award

as top performing 5-star luxury hotel in Qatar, based on guest feedback and reviews on website.

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.”

The award honours hospitality excellence is given only to establishments that achieve consistent high ratings and delivers up to the standards that today’s international traveler expects.

“The Torch Doha continues to receive positive feedback and praise on online booking channels. The award provides a true statement of our property’s accomplishments. We will focus on maintaining our service standards at a superior level and continue to provide a memorable hospitality experience for guests”, says General Manager, Gerhard Foltin.

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Notes to editor:

About and Gold Circle Awards, Asia’s leading hotel booking site is part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN). It is one of the fastest growing online platforms worldwide, providing services in 37 different languages.

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.