January 25, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Golden Tulip Bahrain is strategically located at the edge of the diplomatic, commercial and business areas of the Island, across the road from the upcoming Bahrain World Trade Centre towers and nearby the Bahrain Financial Harbour. Golden Tulip Bahrain offers 250 contemporary guestrooms including a designated executive floor as well as luxurious suites. The outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and indoor health club provide its guests relaxation and stimulation. The Golden Tulip Bahrain serves a combination of oriental and international cuisine in its restaurants.

Hans W.R. Kennedie, President and CEO of Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts, comments; “We are extremely satisfied with our development in the Middle East. Adding the Golden Tulip Bahrain to our fast growing portfolio gives us yet another strong destination in the region. We are very optimistic regarding the outlook of our Middle Eastern network of Golden Tulip Hotels and Tulip Inns as well as our brands’ recognition in the market place.”

Dr. Amine E. Moukarzel, Vice President and Managing Director for MENA Region of Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts, states; “The Golden Tulip Bahrain is an acquisition towards our regional development plan especially as it is located in a business district globally connecting economical and business organizations. We are glad to be present on the Island to contribute to the fast growing tourism. The acquisition of Golden Tulip Bahrain to our group of the MENA region hotels comprises a total of 24 hotels in Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.”

Dr. Moukarzel continues; “One of our core values is our indispensable employees who we take care of through specialised training and development. We will also be concentrating on the Bahrainisation drive of key positions.”

The representative of the hotel owning company Investment & Trading (Gulf) Enterprises adds; “We are delighted to join the network of Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts. We would like to thank the previous operator Hilton International for managing the hotel for the last 30 years.”

Golden Tulip Hospitality B.V. with its head offices based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands and Lausanne, Switzerland, is the owning company of Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts, franchising some 219 hotels across 43 countries, with the majority of hotels being located in urban destinations across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Golden Tulip’s main assets include its intellectual property, hotel management division, franchise division and other shareholdings. Through its commercial alliance with TOP International Hotels, a German based hotel consortium, the French B & B Group and Australian Tourism Hotels & Leisure (THL), the combined portfolio comprises over 48,000 rooms in approximately 499 hotels. Golden Tulip offers a unique franchise concept for two brands, designed to implement international standards, whilst maintaining local flavours: Golden Tulip for the four star business and resort hotels and Tulip Inn for the three star category. TOP International Hotels offers hotel reservations, marketing and sales services to independent hotels. B&B Hotels are comfortable two star hotels throughout France and Germany. THL operates four brands, Grand Pacific Suites, Pacific International Suites & Apartments, Pensione and Plaza Hotels, in the three to five star segment in Asia Pacific. The Hotel Management Division of Golden Tulip Hospitality B.V. combines some thirty operations in the Netherlands, Central Europe, the Middle East & North Africa and the UK. (Ends)

For more information, please contact:
Rocio Manzanares – Corporate Communications Manager
Golden Tulip Hospitality B.V.
Tel: +31 33 2544 828