Golden Tulip Upgrades the Look & Feel of

May 12, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Golden Tulip Hospitality is proud to announce the launch of the new look & feel of The website has been redesigned to communicate the services and tools that Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts offers to its business and leisure visitors.

Key Technological advances include:
Dynamic Flash multimedia and mouse-over functions
Modern screen resolution
Availability bursting for fast multi property rate responses
New Content Management System (CMS) that allows key staff members to regionally update specific website content and pictures. This will ensure the site is offering tailor made offers to regional markets.

Hans Kennedie, President and CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality Group, comments: “The new website is a combination of high level creativity with first-class technical expertise providing visitors the most up to date information on a corporate and per hotel level. New screen resolution and flash technology provides visitors, from the moment they enter the website, the experience of the superior quality that our hotels offer.”

The new website is segmented in three sections; the booking tool on the right section, the corporate company information across the top-pull-down bars and the centre of the page contains information on promotions, loyalty programmes and special tools and services for both business and leisure guests.

The entire web environment has been rewritten in ASP.NET. “Appreciated for its network transparency, this framework optimizes the ASP programming making the deployment of new functionalities on faster and more cost effective”, adds Riko van Santen, Director of Electronic Distribution & IT of Golden Tulip Hospitality.

Golden Tulip has developed a sophisticated Internet strategy based on a network of hotel, local, regional and country websites all equipped with real-time online availability and booking options in multiple languages. Furthermore, all hotels are provided with an individual Golden Tulip-style website available in up to seventeen different languages and equipped with their own individual real-time online booking engine connected to Golden Tulip’s central reservation system, Goldres.

About the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group:

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group (, with its head offices in Amersfoort, The Netherlands and Lausanne, Switzerland, is a worldwide hospitality company with more than 500 hotels, 47,000 rooms in more than 45 countries. The Golden Tulip Hospitality Group franchises and manages hotels in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, the Asian Pacific Region and the Americas. In 2005, 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 two, three and four star categories. On the two-star side Golden Tulip has an alliance with the French B&B hotel chain. The three-star concept is the Tulip Inn for the limited-service first-class category and the four-star category falls under the Golden Tulip brand for the Superior First-Class business and Resort hotels. The Group offers furthermore the Pacific International brand for suites and apartments. The Pacific International brand is owned by Golden Tulip’s strategic shareholders the Australian company Tourism, Hotels and Leisure (THL). In addition Golden Tulip offers its services through its commercial alliance with TOP International, a German based hotel consortium.