Press Room

30TH JANUARY 2007  (EN NL)


NEW GOLDEN TULIP – TULIP INN TWIN ACT IN ZOETERMEER, THE NETHERLANDSAmersfoort (NL)/Lausanne (CH), 30 January 2007 – Golden Tulip is proud to announce the re-opening of the newly refurbished Golden Tulip & Tulip Inn Zoetermeer Centre

The hotel joined Golden Tulip as the Golden Tulip Zoetermeer Centre in December 2005 offering 60 standard and executive rooms and 30 business apartments for long term stay.

The hotel's former apartment complex has been renovated into a deluxe four star hotel flagging the Golden Tulip brand and the remaining 60 rooms have been re-branded to the moderate first class Tulip Inn brand.

The Golden Tulip & Tulip Inn Zoetermeer Centre is the third Golden Tulip & Tulip Inn hotel combination in The Netherlands after the Golden Tulip & Tulip Inn Amsterdam Art and Golden Tulip & Tulip Inn Leiden Centre.

Hans Kennedie, President & C.E.O. of Golden Tulip Hospitality Group, states: “We are pleased to add this third Twin Act hotel to Golden Tulip portfolio. The Golden Tulip and Tulip Inn Zoetermeer Centre are situated on an ideal business location between the largest business districts of Holland. Golden Tulip will be looking for additional location to further expand this combined concept around the world”.

Mr. Cor van Duijn, owner of the Golden Tulip and Tulip Inn Zoetermeer Centre comments: “We have been working with Golden Tulip for over a decade and after the great success of the Golden Tulip & Tulip Inn Leiden twin act, it is with great pleasure that we embark into this new project.”

The Golden Tulip & Tulip Inn Zoetermeer Centre are both business hotels located in the commercial center of Zoetermeer nearby a large and well-known shopping centre. Furthermore the hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Rotterdam/ The Hague/Amsterdam conurbation with direct connection to main motorway (A12) and the train station.

For more information on Golden Tulip and Tulip Inn Zoetermeer Centre please visit http://www.goldentulipzoetermeercentre.nl

About the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group (www.goldentulip.com), with its head offices in Amersfoort, The Netherlands and Lausanne, Switzerland, is a worldwide hospitality company with more than 630 hotels, 58.000 rooms in more than 49 countries. The Golden Tulip Hospitality Group franchises and manages hotels in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, the Asian Pacific Region and the Americas. In 2006, 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 two, three, four and five star categories. On the two-star side Golden Tulip has an alliance with the French B&B hotel chain. 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 on the 45 years of existence of Golden Tulip please visit http://www.goldentulip.com/45years

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