Agoda in the News

Agoda Company Celebrates Visit Malaysia Year 2007

SINGAPORE February 16, 2007

The First World Hotel surpassed the MGM Grand to become the Guinness Book of World Records largest hotel. The riotously colorful three-star mega-property has more than 6,000 rooms. It is located in Genting Highlands, the resort region often referred to as "Malaysia's Las Vegas."

Agoda maintains a strong presence throughout Malaysia's 11 peninsular states as well as the 2 states located in Malaysian Borneo, with properties ranging from 4-star urban hotels like Kuala Lumpur's Lanson Place and Swiss Garden Hotel to eco-friendly wilderness resorts like Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa.

"After one year of collaboration, we are grateful for the response received from Agoda," says Kem Siew, Director of Sales for the Swiss Garden Hotel. "The reservation volume increased surprisingly, and we appreciate the results and professional treatment. Agoda's Yield Control System is simple to use and allows us to make real-time changes to availability and pricing, which can be immediately displayed to customers."

TeeKay Goh, Director of Sales for Lanson Place, is similarly enthusiastic. "The entire Agoda staff has been effective in promoting our property. They're a pleasure to work with and extremely diligent and professional."

Agoda Vice President of Business Development Wilfred Fan says, "Because we're based in Asia, we're excited to support Malaysia's increasing success as an international tourist destination and to celebrate Visit Malaysia Year 2007. Our local contacts and relationships with Malaysian hotels provide travelers with confidence that they'll find the best hotel coverage and the best available rates.

In celebration of Visit Malaysia Year 2007, Agoda is offering the following promotion through March 31 at the Swiss Garden Hotel. Guests booking this special promotion will receive complimentary shuttle service to KLCC (Petronas Twin Towers), Chinatown, and Bintang Walk, as well as 20% discounts on treatments at the Samsara Spa, laundry services, and food and beverage purchases at the Garden Terrace Coffee House. Deluxe Room USD$61 includes breakfast and welcome drink Super Deluxe Room USD$69 includes breakfast and welcome drink. Guests booking a Super Deluxe Room for a minimum of 3 consecutive nights will receive a complimentary upgrade to an Executive Room.

For more information regarding Agoda, please access its website at or contact the Agoda Team via e-mail at