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Press Room

14TH NOVEMBER 2007

GOLDEN TULIP ACCRA: ‘BEST BUSINESS HOTEL IN WEST AFRICA’

GOLDEN TULIP ACCRA: ‘BEST BUSINESS HOTEL IN WEST AFRICA’Golden Tulip Accra was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Best Business Hotel’ in the Akwaaba Exhibition of the Hospitality Industry in Nigeria

Amersfoort (NL)/Lausanne (CH), 14 November 2007 – Golden Tulip is proud to acknowledge the new award given to its four star hotel in Accra, Ghana. The Akwaaba Exhibition is held every year by the hospitality industry in Nigeria. This year, the exhibition took place in Lagos, October 27-28, where over 100 key players of the hospitality industry in Nigeria attended.

Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Hotels, Airlines and Tourism officials of the Nigerian Ministry of Tourism have elected Golden Tulip Accra at the grand gala awards dinner. Fifty hotels in West Africa were chosen and graded according to a two year survey. The hotels were divided into business hotels, leisure hotels and conference hotels based on their clientele and facilities. For Business hotel awards top three hotels were graded according to occupancy rates and quality of service. Golden Tulip Accra was competing in the Business Hotel category together with Eko Hotel & Suites Lagos and Fevrier Corinthian Lome.

Hans Kennedie, President & CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality comments: “It is with great pride that I receive these news. Golden Tulip Accra is one of our most successful hotels worldwide, and it definitely deserves this honour”.

Herbert Friese, General Manager of Golden Tulip Accra and Vice President of Golden Tulip West Africa adds: “Golden Tulip Accra has worked energetically for the past years and receiving this recognition proves to us that we are on the right track.”
For more information on Golden Tulip Accra please visit http://www.goldentulipaccra.com

About Golden Tulip Accra

The hotel is a modern African style 4-star superior first class hotel. The hotel consists of 234 rooms including suites, apartments and chalets. Located just five minutes driving (2 Km) from the Kotoka International Airport and 10 minutes driving from the city centre, as well as from the other parts of Accra.

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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