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24TH OCTOBER 2006  (EN NL DE FR IT)

GOLDEN TULIP LAUNCHES NEW MEETINGS & EVENTS WEBSITE: WWW.GOLDENTULIP.COM/MEETINGS

GOLDEN TULIP LAUNCHES NEW MEETINGS & EVENTS WEBSITE: WWW.GOLDENTULIP.COM/MEETINGSAmersfoort (NL) / Lausanne (CH) 24 October 2006; Golden Tulip Hospitality is proud to announce the launch of a brand new Meeting & Events website allowing customers to view information on all meeting facilities offered by Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts worldwide.

http://www.goldentulip.com/meetings

The Meeting & Events website’s benefits include:
• An easy to use search engine for over 150 professional venues on various meeting criteria like size, amount of delegates and location.
• A clear overview and full description of all available hotels matching your needs.
• Access to special meeting offers at Golden Tulip properties as well as great tips.
• The website offers additional tools such as a currency converter, space calculator and measurement converter.

Hans Kennedie, President & CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality comments: “The launch of the Meeting & Events website was an opportunity for us to make the booking of meeting facilities more convenient for our guests and relieve them of the frustration of going from site to site during the meeting planning process.”

“We are dedicated to providing the best service and value to our guests who elect to book our hotels. We want our online guests to be confident that they are getting a significant value, with the added benefit of flexibility and without spending hours shopping online.”

The Meeting & Events website allows the booker to submit an instant online event request form. The form is then handled by the Golden Tulip’s Central Meeting Line, a specialized meeting reservation team. The booker is subsequently contacted within 4 office hours to finalise the details and confirm the reservation. Alternatively, the booker can opt to call the Central Meeting Line directly and book the facilities by telephone with the assistance of the website.

Golden Tulip furthermore offers several additional programmes for frequent customers such as the Golden Tulip’s Ambassador Club, a loyalty programme for loyal bookers, Flavours; a loyalty programme for guests and Golden Tulip’s Connections Programme for Frequent Flyer members.

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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