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Press Room

11TH SEPTEMBER 2007

GOLDEN TULIP SHARJAH DUE TO OPEN IN OCTOBER

GOLDEN TULIP SHARJAH DUE TO OPEN IN OCTOBERSharjah (UAE) / Lausanne (CH) 11 September 2007; Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts proudly announces the near opening of Golden Tulip Sharjah, located on the Buhairah Lagoon.

The new 5 star Hotel Suites comprises of 264 Suites and Hotel apartments, with major meeting and banquet facilities. The hotel also has excellent recreation facilities to include a Shopping Mall, Children’s arcade and play zone, swimming pool, gymnasium and health club and many more. 2 F&B outlets in addition to the many in the mall give the guests a wide variety and many cuisines to choose from.

Hans W. R. Kennedie, President and C.E.O. of Golden Tulip Hospitality, explains: “We are very proud to acquire this beautiful landmark in Sharjah, a city with great heritage and a true family destination”.

Amine E. Moukarzel, Senior Vice-President, Middle East & Africa, at Golden Tulip Hospitality adds; “We thank our owners for having trusted in us such an opportunity. With this addition we have become a major contributor to hospitality, business and tourism in the UAE and Middle East in general”.

Opening in October 2007, the Golden Tulip Sharjah has several room categories to suite all its potential guests starting from 2 types of studios, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites, all fully furnished and elegantly furnished to the tiniest detail to include a fully equipped kitchen in every unit. The hotel also includes 3 executive floors with a separate dedicated executive club lounge for the elite business travelers seeking their privacy.

Strategically situated between the Far East and the West, Sharjah is a global trade center. The third largest of the seven states that form the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah (Al-Shariqa) probably has the most colorful history of all the Emirates. Sharjah is a city of learning and the arts, and is home to more than 20 museums with splendid collections of artifacts and art as well as exhibits on science and natural history. Sharjah also host many cultural festivals, educational conferences, fairs and economic expositions.

With the addition of the Golden Tulip Ajman the current hotel portfolio in the Middle East & Africa comprises of 38 hotels with over 7000 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
Switzerland
Tel: +41 21 641 1957
Fax: +41 21 641 1945
Email:alexandra.alexandropoulou@goldentulip.com

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