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Press Room

6TH MARCH 2007  (EN NL)

GOLDEN TULIP HOSPITALITY CELEBRATES THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF ITS FIRST NEWLY-BUILT HOTEL IN HAMBURG

GOLDEN TULIP HOSPITALITY CELEBRATES THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF ITS FIRST NEWLY-BUILT HOTEL IN HAMBURGOver 300 business partners, hoteliers, investors and special guests joined the Golden Tulip’s Executive Team to celebrate the opening of the Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation, the first BRANCHE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge and the first Let’s Meet Again in Germany

Amersfoort (NL)/Lausanne (CH), 06 March 2007 – The Official Opening reception took place on Thursday March 1st at the Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation. With over 300 business partners, colleagues and special guests, Mr. Hans Kennedie, President & CEO of Golden Tulip welcomed all the attendees and thanked all the business partners and staff involved in the hotel development.

Further speeches were delivered by: Mr. Bonz, Staatsrat for Economix Affairs of the City of Hamburg, Mr. Frank H. Albrecht, Chairman of Supervisory Board of AVW and Mr. Ulrich Krehan, Vice President Site Management Hamburg of Airbus Industries, all addressing the importance of the arrival of this hotel for the trade and business of Hamburg.

A symbolic key handover ceremony took place in which Mr. Albrecht handed over the keys of the hotel to Mr. Kees van Maaswaal, C.O.O. of Golden Tulip and Mr. Jan Patrick Kreuger, Hotel Manager of Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation.

Through this celebration Golden Tulip celebrated the opening of three unique brands that together form the Golden Tulip Hotel formula:

• The Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation;
• BRANCHE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
• Let’s Meet Again

Hans Kennedie, President & C.E.O. of Golden Tulip Hospitality, states: “it is with great excitement that we celebrated the official opening of this newly built hotel. Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation is symbolic for our company, to launch and operate all new concepts we developed over the past 24 months. The hotel is equipped with 170 ultra-modern facilities, a state of the art conference centre, called: “Let’s meet again” and a full BRANCHE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge.

Golden Tulip currently franchises and operates over 17 hotels with over 2000 rooms in Germany in prime locations among others Berlin, Düsseldorf, Munich and Hamburg.


About Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation
The Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation is located directly at the river Elbe in Hamburgs district Finkenwerder. The hotel is easily to reach via the motorway A7 or via public transport. The hotel has a most famous neighbor: Airbus Work Hamburg with its brand new Airbus A380 and highly interesting plant-tours.

The hotel is best equipped and offers 170 comfortable guestrooms. The hotel rooms are furnished in modern style and offer at least 24 square meters in area and offer an unforgettable view of the river Elbe. The hotel also provides 5 apartments with kitchenette as well as rooms with connecting doors for our long-staying guests. Five conference rooms are available - most of them are connectable in different sizes. All conference rooms have daylight and are equipped with state-of-the-art conference technology. Recreational area is at the guest disposal on the highest floor with the latest fitness-equipment, sauna and solarium. The surrounding area "Altes Land" Europs biggest fruit-growing area needs to be experienced by bike. Cities like Stade, Buxtehude of Jork are worth to visit and doubtless an unforgettable experience.

For more information please go to http://goldentuliphamburgaviation.com

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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