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Centara’s COSI hotel in Samui wins Agoda Gold Circle award


Agoda, one of the most popular online reservation sites in Asia, has awarded COSI Samui Chaweng Beach its 2018 Gold Circle Award. The award recognises elite service, high-scoring peer-to-peer customer reviews, and value for money. COSI is the innovative new lifestyle hotel brand from Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator. The Samui hotel was the first COSI to open, just one year ago.

The COSI concept is a hotel redesigned for a new type of modern traveller whose priorities are flexibility, connectivity, and value for money. Traditional reception areas are replaced by self-service kiosks. In place of lobbies and restaurants are a 24/7 social hub and café where guests can use daily credits that come with their room. The rooms feature SmartTVs and COSI’s are smartphone-friendly.

The concept has apparently caught on as the Samui COSI is getting excellent ratings. Over 460 verified guests gave the hotel an average 9.0 Agoda rating out of 10. Typical comments include: “Fun and a great experience (US)”…“Amazing. The beds were super comfy and the facility was modern, fresh and completely new (Sweden)”…“Nice, modern, friendly staff. I can recommend it fully! (Czech Republic).”

This is the 10th year of Agoda’s Gold Circle Awards, now based on a total of 22 million reviews from all over the world.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
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