Press Room

28TH MARCH 2007  (EN NL)


GOLDEN TULIP ROTTERDAM-CENTRE OPENS DESIGN HOTEL TOWERWith over 250 business partners, local authorities, Golden Tulip executive team and staff, the new Golden Tulip Rotterdam-Centre’s doors where officially re-opened by the Mayor of Rotterdam Mr. Opstelten.

Lausanne (CH)/Amersfoort (NL) 28 March 2007; Golden Tulip is proud to announce the opening of the newly designed Golden Tulip Rotterdam-Centre. The hotel furthermore expanded to 263 rooms becoming the largest hotel in Rotterdam.

Located in the centre of Holland’s second largest city, Rotterdam, the hotel offers state of art and luxurious suites with spectacular views over the water and the city skyline.

The Golden Tulip Rotterdam-Centre offers services and facilities catering both business traveler and trendy weekend guests. The hotel offers luxury suites with design furniture to its guests, with a private sauna, whirlpool, flat screen television, free wireless internet and a laptop safe. Especially for the business guests all rooms are provided with a generous desk with a luxury armchair and good lightning to work.

Hans van Schaick, general manager of Golden Tulip Rotterdam–Centre comments: “We are extremely proud of the final result. The location is fantastic and we offer our guests beautiful design-rooms, a fine restaurant located on the waterfront and a cozy bar/brasserie. Our congress and banqueting room on the 16th floor offers an incredible view over the city of Rotterdam. The hotel is perfectly synchronized with the modern style of Rotterdam.”

Hans Kennedie, president & C.E.O of Golden Tulip Hospitality states:
“We are extremely proud to celebrate the opening of this fantastically renewed hotel. The Golden Tulip Rotterdam-Centre is perfectly situated with a fantastic view over the Leuvehaven, the Maas and the Erasmusbridge.”

Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts is the largest hospitality provider in The Netherlands with 75 hotels across the entire country.

About the Golden Tulip Rotterdam-Centre

Golden Tulip Rotterdam-Centre is uniquely located at the bank of the Maas and at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge. This unique situation on the waterfront makes it ideal for a few days together away-from-it-all, for a meeting, for a meal or a reunion with family or friends, for organizing a party or a longer business stay in a professional ambiance. Golden Tulip Rotterdam-Centre offers you a magnificent view over the Maas and the Rotterdam skyline.

All attractions, museums, shops and entertainment are within walking distance. Our next-door neighbours are the Spido boat-tour company, the Harbour Museum and the Maritime Museum.

The hotel is perfectly situated for access to the metro. The metro station is right in front of the hotel and provides you with rapid access and connection to the most important conference centres, such as Ahoy, the WTC and the Doelen. In addition there is a dock for party ships. You can park your car opposite the hotel in the parking garage "Erasmusbridge".

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 1957
Fax: +41 21 641 1945

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