Agoda and Villa Fontaine Hotels Join Forces to Offer the Best of Japan

Pathumwan, Thailand (PressExposure) July 02, 2009 --, an Asian-based, online hotel reservation service and part of (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a distribution agreement with the Hotel Villa Fontaine. The agreement includes properties in 15 prime Japanese locations throughout Tokyo and Osaka which are set to be showcased on’s websites and their extensive network of distribution partners. The hotels will receive immediate exposure to Agoda’s membership base of over 1 million users and will be provided with access to Agoda’s progressive yield control system, which provides greater flexibility in managing inventory and the rate structure of today’s dynamic market.

Villa Fontaine Hotels are located in prime locations throughout Tokyo, offering quick access to many of Tokyo's numerous attractions such as Tokyo Disneyland, the electronics hub of Akihabara, the shopping of Ginza, Shinjuku’s business district, and the temples of Asakusa. Hotel Villa Fontaine properties are ideally located for all types of travelers.

Wilfred Fan, Agoda’s Vice President of Business Development commented, “We are very pleased to now be able to distribute Hotel Villa Fontaine’s fantastic hotels on Japan is a highly competitive market and is becoming an increasingly popular destination. Agoda’s inventory management system enables the Hotel Villa Fontaine with real-time control of inventory. Additionally, the hotel will have the ability to adapt prices and promotions as well as offer last-minute availability at highly competitive rates to customers.”

Mitsuhiro Kondo, General Manager of Sumitomo Fudosan Villa Fontaine remarked, “Partnering with Agoda is the first opportunity we have had to distribute our properties overseas via an online hotel booking company. We are extremely encouraged by the possibilities that partnering with an established brand like Agoda offers. We were very surprised by the high volume of travelers that makes last-minute bookings and hope to attract even more customers throughout Asia by offering special promotions through Agoda’s user-friendly YCS system. This agreement immediately increases Villa Fontaine’s exposure in the Asia/Pacific market, as Agoda is well known as an industry specialist.”

Agoda offers hotel booking services through comprehensive, user-friendly websites in 21 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and many European languages. The sites are supported by a multilingual, customer service team, which operates 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.

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

About Villa Fontaine :

Villa Fontaine is a hotel chain that offers you 15 prime locations in the heart of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area and Osaka, Japan. The hotels feature high class guest rooms, luxurious beds, and spacious bathrooms, all at a reasonable price. With your stay complementary breakfast and Internet services are provided. For your next visit to Japan, whether it be for business or pleasure, please make your stay at Hotel Villa Fontaine.

About Agoda Company Pte. Ltd.

Agoda Company Pte., Ltd. ( is an online hotel reservations service, which specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices in Asia. is part of (Nasdaq:PCLN). Agoda's network includes over 9,000 hotels in Asia and more than 90,000 worldwide. The staff of over 300 professionals, located throughout Asia, provides a first-rate reservation service that uniquely combines local knowledge and local connections to provide the best hotel deals to both business and leisure travelers.

In addition, Agoda customers participate in the Agoda Rewards Program, earning further discounts and free stays. Unlike programs that limit travelers to a single chain, the Agoda Rewards Program allows customers to redeem Rewards Points at thousands of hotels around the globe, at any time. A member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Agoda's aim is to promote travel by making it more affordable and more accessible to more people.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 02, 2009 at 11:32 pm
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