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Press Room

5TH SEPTEMBER 2007  (EN NL)

GOLDEN TULIP WELCOMES 80TH HOTEL IN THE NETHERLANDS

GOLDEN TULIP WELCOMES 80TH HOTEL IN THE NETHERLANDSAmersfoort (NL)/Lausanne (CH), 05 September 2007 – Golden Tulip is proud to announce the signing of a franchise agreement for the Golden Tulip Papendrecht with Hotel & Exploitatie Maatschappij Papendrecht. The agreement is effective as per September 1st 2007.

Golden Tulip Papendrecht is uniquely situated in central Holland in rural Alblasserwaard. The 76 room hotel will join the Golden Tulip group as per September 1st 2007 and will become the only four stars hotel in Papendrecht in the area. The hotel consists of a modern lounge, eleven conference rooms all with daylight and a luxurious bistro.

Mr. H.W.R. Kennedie, President & CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality comments: “This is a fantastic new addition to our portfolio in the central region of the Netherlands. I am confident that the Golden Tulip Papendrecht will become one of several successful franchised hotels recently joined to our chain.”

Mr. D.A.M Van Opstal, one of the owners of the hotel adds: “Golden Tulip Papendrecht is happy to join Golden Tulip Hotels. We are looking forward to a good cooperation with Golden Tulip providing us many advantages and a strong network of excellent hotels”

Including the Golden Tulip Papendrecht, the portfolio of Golden Tulip Hotels Inns & Resorts comprises 80 hotels in 62 cities across the Netherlands.
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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