July 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Amersfoort (NL)/Lausanne (CH), 19 July 07- Golden Tulip Hospitality, the Municipality of Gouda, Bonteval Vastgoed and Park King signed on Saturday June 23rd the agreements pertaining to the whole project named “Bolwerk”, this included the lease agreement for the Golden Tulip Gouda.

The ‘Bolwerk’ project will consist of 20 houses and 53 luxurious apartments, a hotel with over 98 rooms and seven meeting areas and a parking space with a capacity of over 360 spots. The hotel will be fully operated by Golden Tulip Hospitality Management BV.

The Golden Tulip Gouda will offer 98 modern and spacious guestrooms catering both the needs of business and leisure travelers. The hotel will be fully implemented with Golden Tulip’s design room concept, a brand new BRANCHE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge as well as Golden Tulip’s unique meeting concept “Let’s Meet Again”.

The BRANCHE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, the meeting rooms and reception will be situated in a historical building alongside a canal. The hotel rooms will have a carre form, with views of either the hotel gardens or the historical city of Gouda. Furthermore there will be ample parking space provided in the new build parking which will be beneath the hotel.

The Mayor of Gouda W.M. Cornelis comments: “ the board is extremely pleased with the development of the project “Bolwerk”. The building of a hotel has been on top of our priority list and it is primordial for the growth ambitions in the tourist market of Gouda. This project brings important advances to the city as the expansion of supply of homes and parking facilities in the centre of the city.”

H.W.R. Kennedie, President & C.E.O. of Golden Tulip Hospitality Group adds: “Golden Tulip is delighted with this new addition to its Dutch hotel portfolio. We are confident that Golden Tulip will provide this new hotel the necessary tools and services to enter the Dutch hospitality industry successfully with an international recognition.”

With the addition of the Golden Tulip Gouda the current hotel portfolio in the Netherlands comprises of 78 hotels in 57 cities.

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 630 hotels, 58.000 rooms in more than 49 countries. The Golden Tulip Hospitality Group franchises and manages hotels in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, the Asian Pacific Region and the Americas. In 2006, 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, four and five 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, 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

For more information, please contact:

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group
Ms. Rocio Manzanares –
Corporate Communication Manager
Tel: +31 33 2544 828
Fax: +31 33 2544 816