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GOLDEN TULIP SIGNS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AGREEMENT WITH AMADEUSAmersfoort (NL) / Lausanne (CH) 10 November 2006; Golden Tulip Hospitality is proud to announce the signing of an agreement with Amadeus. Golden Tulip has selected Amadeus Property Management System (Hogatex) as preferred PMS System partner for its Management Division Northern Europe.

Golden Tulip Hospitality will operate the system on a central, multi-property platform; which provides suitable functionality for centralized operations. Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation and Tulip Inn Düsseldorf – Arena, will be the first operated properties on the new Golden Tulip central PMS platform, which will be hosted in the Amadeus Data-centre in the greater Munich area.

The benefits include:
• A centralized and integrated PMS, Conference, Sales & Marketing and International Finance Management System (back-office system) for seamless data and reporting integrity.
• Central management of guest data, reservations, rates, check in & check out, invoicing, reporting, analysis for the sales & marketing area, conference & event management and financial management.
• Increase cross-selling and guest recognition capabilities.
• Savings on capital expenditure in terms of hardware and software.

Hans Kennedie, President & CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality comments: “We have found in Amadeus a true technology partner who specializes in the hospitality sector. As we continue to expand in both operated and franchised properties, we found the need to centralize and streamline property management systems as a means to increase service levels, brand loyalty, and operations standards.”

Richard Kürzl, Managing Director Amadeus Hospitality in Germany adds: “We know that besides a hotel’s location and a couple of other parameters, being successful in the hotel business nowadays has a lot to do with providing an excellent guest experience. An experience that grants a space for Golden Tulip in the guest’s memory if you wish. And our solutions are designed to help increase service levels by giving hotel staff tools that keep them well-informed about guests’ preferences, up-selling options and anything that helps a hotel to grow business and to improve the brand experience for its guests. All our solutions are ASP-ready and can be hosted via the Amadeus data centre in Erding, one of Europe's largest civilian data processing centres, configured to provide round the clock failsafe availability. The data centre processes 180 million transactions per day - and at peak times 4 million transactions per second, with a 99,9% availability.”

“The current telecommunications topography raises the opportunity for more and more systems to be run remotely, thus allowing local area networks to be relieved from critical application servers. This translates in efficient technology solutions at the property level, where thin clients replace the high costs involved with local server deployments.” Explains Riko van Santen, Director of Electronic Distribution & ICT of Golden Tulip Hospitality

Notes to the editors

About Amadeus

Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories – Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consulting.

In the hospitality industry, Amadeus’ solutions cover a wide range of technology requirements: Property Management (PMS), Revenue Management (RMS/Yield), electronic and online distribution systems including hosting at Amadeus’ data centre, Point of Sale (POS), Back Office (stock and inventory control), Spa & Sport Management and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Amadeus services 6,500 hospitality customers in more than 75 countries.

Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters & marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires and Bangkok. At market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations in 76 countries covering more than 215 markets. The company is owned by WAM Acquisition, whose shareholders are BC Partners, Cinven, Air France, Iberia and Lufthansa. Amadeus employs nearly 6,700 employees worldwide, representing 95 nationalities. For the full year ended on 31 December, 2005, Amadeus reported revenues of € 2,418.3m.

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
Tel: +41 21 641 1947
Fax: +41 21 641 1945

For more information about Amadeus, please contact:

Corporate and Marketing Communication

Tel.: +34 91 582 0160
Fax: +34 91 582 0188
E-mail: externalcommunication@amadeus.com
Web: www.amadeus.com

Amadeus Hospitality GmbH
Eva Markowitz
Tel.: +49 (0) 8106 321 401
Fax: +49 (0) 8106 321 111
E-mail: markowitz@amadeus-hospitality.de
Web: www.amadeus-hospitality.de and www.amadeus.com
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