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Press Room

29TH JANUARY 2007  (EN NL)

GOLDEN TULIP HOSPITALITY COMMENCES 2007 WITH A CELEBRATION

GOLDEN TULIP HOSPITALITY COMMENCES 2007 WITH A CELEBRATIONOver 250 business partners, hoteliers, investors and special guests joined Golden Tulip Hospitality to celebrate its 45th year anniversary as well as the opening of the first BRANCHE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge in the Netherlands


Amersfoort (NL)/Lausanne (CH), 29 January 2007
– The New Year’s reception took place on Thursday January 25th at the Golden Tulip Loosdrecht. With over 250 business partners, colleagues and special guests, Hans Kennedie, President & CEO of Golden Tulip gave a welcome speech and presented several new developments.

To toast the opening of the first BRANCHE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge in Holland and to start Golden Tulip’s 45th Anniversary celebrations, Mr. Tuinema (founder of Golden Tulip) and Mr. Joop Braakhekke joined Hans Kennedie to fill up the champagne tower.

In celebration of its 45 years anniversary, Hans Kennedie presented the 2007 Scholarship to the Golden Tulip Accra in Ghana. The Ambassador of Ghana Dr. Mrs. Grace Amponsah-Ababio attended the reception to receive the certificate.

This scholarship programme is a fully funded scholarship that will be awarded to employees of the hotels operated by Golden Tulip for the coming five years. The scholarships consist of a full Bachelor study at the Hotelschool in The Hague in Hospitality Management.

Hans Kennedie, President & C.E.O. of Golden Tulip Hospitality, states: “This has been a delightful reception, the combination of the opening of the first BRANCHE in Holland and our 45 years anniversary are two large achievements that we are very proud of.”

For more information on the 45 years of existence of Golden Tulip please visit http://www.goldentulip.com/45years

For more information on BRANCHE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge please visit http://www.brancherestaurants.com

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Golden Tulip Hospitality Group
Alexandra Alexandropoulou
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Email:alexandra.alexandropoulou@goldentulip.com
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