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3RD AUGUST 2006  (EN NL DE FR IT)

GOLDEN TULIP WELCOMES SIXTH HOTEL IN MOROCCO

GOLDEN TULIP WELCOMES SIXTH HOTEL IN MOROCCOGolden Tulip Hospitality and Le Four � Chaux sign a management agreement for the Golden Tulip Hotel des Arts in Dar Bouazza, Morocco as per July 1st 2006.


Golden Tulip Hospitality is proud to announce the new addition to its current North African portfolio.

The Golden Tulip Hotel des Arts is a single five-star hotel complex situated on the Atlantic Coast 20 km from Casablanca in Dar Bouazza. The hotel provides business and leisure guests a unique experience rich in art and pluriculturalism taken from all five continents. The hotel provides 30 luxurious guest rooms, 12 ethnic themed suites as well as 44 fully equipped residential apartments.

The Golden Tulip Hotel des Arts facilities include:
- Meeting, Seminar and Conference Facilities (700 sq. metres)
- Exposition galleries, ateliers, and a museum of contemporary art.
- Restaurants & Bars: Les 5 V�nus, Le Jazz Bar, L�Ethnik � Marocain, and Le 360� (pool bar)
- Wellness and Spa Centre �Spa des 5 Sens�
- Air-conditioned rooms and facilities

Mr. Aziz Lazrak, Owner & President of Le Four � Chaux commented: �We are very proud of the Golden Tulip Hotel des Arts. The hotel is a business and leisure hotel offering its guests a unique combination of state of the art facilities and services with an artistic touch. With the Golden Tulip brand, systems tools and services, I am confident that the hotel will receive its fair share of national and international travelers ensuring a profitable and successful operation.�

Hans Kennedie, President and CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality Group responds: �It is with great enthusiasm that we enter into this agreement. The Golden Tulip Hotel des Arts is a fantastic addition to our existing five hotels in Morocco. I am confident that this agreement will bring great satisfactions to both parties as Golden Tulip will implement its International Standards and Golden Tulip Hotel des Arts will bring out its local flavours to business and leisure guests.�

Mr. Rochdi EL BOUAB, Sr. Vice President & Managing Director Morocco adds: �I am delighted to add another Golden Tulip to the Moroccan hotel landscape and am confident that the Golden Tulip Hotel des Arts will successfully re-enter the market with the full implementation of all Golden Tulip tools, services and concepts.�

Golden Tulip currently operates five Golden Tulip Farah Hotels in Morocco located in Casablanca, Khouribga, Marrakech, Rabat and Safi. For more information please visit http://www.goldentulip.com/morocco

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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