Press Room

18TH APRIL 2007  (EN NL DE IT)


GOLDEN TULIP ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF THE GOLDEN TULIP RESORT DIBBAAmersfoort (NL)/Lausanne (CH), 18 April 2007- Golden Tulip Hospitality is proud to announce the opening of its 5th hotel in Oman: The Golden Tulip Resort Dibba.

The Golden Tulip Resort Dibba is ideally located on the east coast of the Musandam Peninsula, 45 kilometers from Fujairah on the Indian Ocean and with a driving distance of 90 minutes from Dubai. The hotel offers 54 rooms and suites, tastefully decorated and all with sea view.

The hotel provides two bars and restaurants, a sea view conference room, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, fitness centre, tennis court, children’s playground, tour desk.

Hans Kennedie, President & C.E.O of Golden Tulip Hospitality Group, comments: “It’s with a great pleasure that we celebrated the opening of Golden Tulip Resort Dibba. By adding the hotel as fifth to our portfolio, makes Golden Tulip the brand of choice and the largest management operator in Oman specially with the addition of the Royal Tulip Resort & Spa in Mirbat Dhofar.”

Amine E. Moukarzel, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, states:
“Please join me to congratulate our team in Oman and the General Manager with the successful opening of the hotel. I would like to thank the Ministry of Tourism headed by Her Excellency Dr. Rajiha Bint Abdel Amir, the minister of Tourism and the government owned hotels committee for their unparalleled support and leadership headed by H.E. the undersecretary Mohammad Hamoud Al Toubi and having Golden Tulip drive to promote the tourism industry worldwide as well as our commitment to the hospitality industry in the Sultanate of Oman with our Omanization drive and endeavors to quality and to training and development of Omani nationals.”

With the opening of the Golden Tulip Resort Dibba the current hotel portfolio in the Middle East & Africa comprises of 31 hotels with over 5000 rooms in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen and aiming to reach 50 hotels, inns & resorts by the year 2010.

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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