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26 NOVEMBER 2008  (EN NL)

GOLDEN TULIP LAUNCHES ITS NEW BRAND ROYAL TULIP IN ALMATY

GOLDEN TULIP LAUNCHES ITS NEW BRAND ROYAL TULIP IN ALMATYSigning marks the 7th Royal Tulip of the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group.

Lausanne (CH), 26 November 2008 – Golden Tulip Hospitality Group signs management agreement with “ZHARAT” LLP for upcoming Royal Tulip Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group is proud to announce the signing of the management agreement for Royal Tulip Almaty. The construction of the Royal Tulip Almaty is is well underway and is expected to be accomplished first of September 2009.

Royal Tulip Almaty is located in the Central north part of town on the way to Medeo. The Hotel features 166 guestrooms (104 Deluxe rooms, 24 Executive rooms, 16 Junior Suites, 16 Executive Suites, 6 Deluxe Suites), offers a Conference and Banquet Facility up to 400 sit down, an all day Dining, Bar & Lounge Facility, an upscale specialty Restaurant, a Nuances Spa and Wellness Center a Fitness Studio and a sub basement Parking Garage.

Royal Tulip are Upper Upscale hotels, offering the most elegant and high standard facilities with a deluxe level of comfort and personal service. All Royal Tulip hotels are situated in gateway city centers and business districts. A number of additional sophisticated and state of the art technology amenities are offered at all Royal Tulip hotels.

Golden Tulip has seven Royal Tulip Hotels under contract. Other Royal Tulip Hotels are to be found in: Amsterdam (NL), Eilat (IS), Shanghai (CN), Dubai (UAE), and Oman.

Hans Kennedie, President and CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality Group comments: “We are very pleased with the addition of this new hotel to our exclusive selection of the Royal Tulip portfolio. Kazakhstan is a prosperous and leading country within the CIS and its hospitality market has major national and international importance. Royal Tulip Almaty marks our entry to this market for which we plan to develop further 8-10 hotels in the coming five years.

Almat Mykhanov, President of “ZHARAT” LLP comments: “We are very glad to have the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group, a highly regarded global player, as our partner for the management of our hotel. We hope that the success of Royal Tulip Almaty will be the beginning of a long term partnership in which our companies can work together towards the expansion of Golden Tulip in Kazakhstan.

About “Zharat” LLP

Limited liability partnership "ZHARAT" - is one of the large Kazakhstan building companies, which builds appartment houses, cottages, office buildings, shopping centres and hotels. Also the company has the biggest building trading centre in Kazakhstan with the area of 35 000 square meters and specializes on the trade in modern high-quality building materials, sanitary wares, furniture, fixtures and other newest hi-tech materials from the best manufacturers.

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, 75.000 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.

As a multi-brand hospitality firm, the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group offers services in categories with different standards. Tulip Inn provides limited-service first-class category rooms in functional hotels, Golden Tulip and Tulip Residences are the brands for the Superior First-Class service with international standards of comfort and a local flavour, finally, the recently introduced five-star concept Royal Tulip stands for luxury and elegance. In addition Golden Tulip offers its services through its commercial alliance with TOP International, a German based hotel consortium.

In the summer of 2008, Golden Tulip introduced the new F&B concept George & Co.
George & Co will serve sweet and savoury classics featuring international fusion and healthy choices. Based on providing all-day eating options the restaurant offers a wide range of pre-prepared dishes from breakfast and light lunches to dinner and snacks. All products offered in George & Co. restaurants will be fully branded. George & Co. F&B concept will be implemented in Tulip Inns and Golden Tulip hotels.

“ZHARAT” LLP

Mr. Serik Karataev,
General Director
Shevchenko street 204/1
050009 Almaty – Kazakhstan
Tel: + 7 727 2421908
Fax: +7 727 2426748
E-Mail: sheber@escape.kz

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group

Ms. Sione Götte
Director of Public Relations
Avenue de Gratta-Paille 2
1000 Lausanne - Switzerland
Tel: +41 21 510 1581
Fax: +41 21 510 1599
E-Mail: sione.gotte@goldentulip.com
Web: www.goldentulip.com
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