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Press Room

13TH FEBRUARY 2007  (EN NL)

GOLDEN TULIP ZEVENBERGEN UPGRADES TO A GOLDEN TULIP AND CELEBRATES

GOLDEN TULIP ZEVENBERGEN UPGRADES TO A GOLDEN TULIP AND CELEBRATESWith a fantastic combination of music and culinary delights, the management of Golden Tulip Zevenbergen and over 100 business partners and guests celebrated the re-opening the hotel on Thursday February 8th.

Amersfoort (NL)/Lausanne (CH), 13 February 2007 –
Golden Tulip is proud to announce the re-opening of the recently renovated, upgraded and re-branded Golden Tulip Zevenbergen.

In November 2003, the newly built 63-room hotel, situated next to the renowned restaurant “De 7-Bergsche Hoeve” in Zevenbergen opened its doors as the Tulip Inn Zevenbergen.

In the course of 2006, the management of Tulip Inn Zevenbergen, after operating the hotel as a three star hotel became aware of the vast growing demand for more superior class accommodation by middle and upper management of companies situated in the Moerdijk area. In order to keep up with the guest’s demands and to stay ahead of competition, Tulip Inn Zevenbergen invested in upgrading both rooms and publics areas to achieve the status of a four star hotel.

The official re-opening of the hotel took place on Thursday February 8th and with over 100 business partners and guests. During the ceremony speeches were given by Mr. Jeu Klaas, Chairman of the Koninklijke Horeca Nederland and Mr. G. Muns, Owner of Golden Tulip Zevenbergen. Mr. Haike Blaauw, Vice President Commercial Services of Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts, opened the ceremony.

Mr. Blaauw took this opportunity to award the Golden Tulip Zevenbergen with Hotel of the Year 2007 Award, category Tulip Inn, Benelux.

Hans Kennedie, Managing Director & C.E.O. of Golden Tulip Hospitality, states: “The upgrade of the three star to a four star hotel reflects the current market situation in the area in which the hotel operates. It gives us great pleasure to see that our different brands offer hoteliers possibilities to keep up with market conditions.”

George Muns, Director of the Golden Tulip Zevenbergen comments: “The recognition of the fourth star and the Golden Tulip status is a confirmation of our hard work and a stimulant to continue. We are confident that this recognition will help us meet the local demand for an upscale hotel.”

About Golden Tulip Zevenbergen
All 63 rooms and honeymoon suite are luxurious and spacious designed and equipped with modern facilities. The hotel offers 3 multifunctional conference rooms, all with daylight and air-conditioning. The hotel is an ideal starting point for business overnight stays and meetings as well as for a relaxing weekend off. In the nearby surroundings you will find fortress city Willemstad and Natural Park ‘De Biesbosch’ where you can enjoy hiking, canoeing and cycling or make a tour by boat. The hotel is easily accessible by car and public transport and offers a private free parking for 120 cars. For more information please visit http://www.goldentulipzevenbergen.nl

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 1957
Fax: +41 21 641 1945
Email:alexandra.alexandropoulou@goldentulip.com

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