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Press Room

1ST AUGUST 2006  (EN DE FR NL IT)

GOLDEN TULIP HOSPITALITY WELCOMES A 282 ROOM - TULIP INN – ARENA IN DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY

GOLDEN TULIP HOSPITALITY WELCOMES A 282 ROOM - TULIP INN – ARENA IN DÜSSELDORF, GERMANYGolden Tulip Hospitality is proud to announce the addition of the new Tulip Inn Düsseldorf - Arena. The hotel is currently undergoing its final construction phase and is expected to open its doors in January 2007 for the Boot-Düsseldorf Fair.

The hotel will be Golden Tulip’s 5th hotel in Germany under its management. Amongst the other hotels are the Golden Tulip Aviation in Hamburg and the Golden Tulip Frankfurt-Offenbach

The Tulip Inn Düsseldorf – Arena is located on the western border of Düsseldorf at Düsseldorf’s LTU Arena, adjacent to the Fair Trade complex, only five minutes from the International Airport and a mere 10 minute drive from the historic city centre. The new 3-star business hotel in Düsseldorf is to cater to trade fair visitors, business executives and tourists alike.

The 282 room Tulip Inn Düsseldorf - Arena will offer its guests an ideal combination of good infrastructure and comforting interior on a good price-quality relation.

Furthermore the hotel will offer the following services and facilities:

- An All-Day Dining restaurant fully equipped for up to 190 guests. This restaurant will serve breakfast to all guests as well as lunch and dinner to the meeting guests.
- The Bar/Lounge will be in connection to the restaurant equipped for up to 35 guests and will offer a small snack menu.
- Simply Meet conference and meeting area will offer the guests a variety of possibilities to organize all different kinds of events in the hotel (over 250 sq. metres).
- A professionally planned fitness area will offer the guests daily workout possibilities and an area to relax.
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The Tulip Inn Düsseldorf –Arena will be fully implemented with Golden Tulip’s latest concepts and systems, which in combination with the spectacular location of the hotel; will lead to enhanced value generating outstanding revenues.

Mr. Lord mayor Joachim Erwin comments: "It is with great excitement that we welcome the Tulip Inn Düsseldorf - Arena. Düsseldorf is an internationally renowned trade fair site. With over 40 international specialist trade fairs, such as Boot-Düsseldorf, »Kunststoff«, Interpack, Drupa, CPD, Wire, Tube, Envitec, Medica, Euroshop and Caravan Salon, the trade fair including »Messe-Congress-Center« draws 2,4 million visitors a year. I am confident that with the hotel’s ideal location and Golden Tulip international recognition, the Tulip Inn Düsseldorf - Arena will open its doors with great success."

Mr. Hans Kennedie, President and CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality Group comments, “Golden Tulip Hospitality continues to expand its portfolio of operated hotels in Central Europe. This hotel will extend our footprint across the key German cities where we are keen to have a presence as foreign business and tourist travel to the region continues to grow.”

Golden Tulip currently franchises and manages 14 hotels with over 2500 rooms in Germany.

About Golden Tulip Hospitality Group

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group (www.goldentulip.com), with its head office Lausanne, Switzerland, is a worldwide hospitality company with more than 780 hotels, 76.000 rooms in more than 50 countries. The Golden Tulip Hospitality Group franchises and manages hotels in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, the Asian Pacific Region and the Americas. In 2007, Hotels Magazine has ranked this company the 18th largest hotel chain.

As a multi-brand hospitality firm, the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group offers services in the three, four and five star categories. The three-star concept is the Tulip Inn for the limited-service first-class category, the four-star category falls under the Golden Tulip brand for the Superior First-Class business and Resort hotels and the recently introduced five-star concept Royal Tulip. In addition Golden Tulip offers its services through its commercial alliance with TOP International, a German based hotel consortium.

In the fall of 2006, Golden Tulip introduced BRANCHE, Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. This is a free standing restaurant chain, which will have establishments in most Golden Tulip Hotels and Tulip Inns operated by Golden Tulip. (For more information please visit www.brancherestaurants.com)


For more information, please contact:

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group
Alexandra Alexandropoulou
Corporate Communications Manager
World Trade Center
Avenue de Gratta - Paille 2
1000 Lausanne 30 Grey
Switzerland
Tel: +41 21 641 1947
Fax: +41 21 641 1945
Email:alexandra.alexandropoulou@goldentulip.com

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