Golden Tulip Adds Tulip Inn Maastricht Aachen Airport to Its Portfolio in the Netherlands

Amersfoort, Netherlands Antilles, November 15, 2007 --( Golden Tulip is proud to announce its latest addition to its Dutch hotel portfolio in Maastricht. The Tulip Inn Maastricht Aachen Airport previously operated by Accor, switched franchisors on November 1st and continues to be managed by Hendrik Jaakke.

Tulip Inn Maastricht Aachen Airport is ideally located next to the airport and with easy access to all motorways. All 62 rooms are comfortably and tastefully furnished and the hotel offers ample free parking. The city centre, Central Station and the MECC Congress and Exhibition Centre are all just a 10 minute drive away.

Hans Kennedie, President & CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality comments: “we are delighted with the new addition to our chain and even more with the strengthening of our business relations with the Westerhout Hospitality Group. This addition brings our hotel portfolio to up to 82 hotels in the Netherlands.”

Rob Smit, managing director of the Westerhout Group adds: “We are very glad to open our 4th hotel, Tulip Inn Maastricht Aachen Airport, in the south of the Netherlands. By this hotel we get a stronger position in the area of Maastricht. I am convinced that our new property, under the flag of Golden Tulip, will be a big success for the development of Westerhout Hospitality, the largest hotel and restaurant chain in Brabant and Limburg.”

Golden Tulip’s current hotel portfolio in the Netherlands consists of 82 hotels in the Netherlands with over 7500 rooms in 58 cities.

About Tulip Inn Maastricht-Aachen Airport
The 3-star hotel Tulip Inn Maastricht-Aachen Airport is located next to the airport of Maastricht, Aachen Airport and on the highway E25/A2. As so, the hotel is easy to reach by car and offers comfortable rooms, which makes this hotel a perfect starting point for a visit to Maastricht.

The 62 rooms in the hotel offer all the modern facilities one may expect of a 3-star hotel. All rooms are fitted with a bathroom with bath or shower and toilet. There are special smokers and non-smokers rooms and rooms with air-conditioning as well.

Business meetings can also be held in the hotel. The hotel can offer you different meeting rooms among which a multifunctional suite decorated in airspace style. From this suite, you have a magnificent view of the runways of the airport. This suite is suitable for meetings and seminars but can be used for parties as well.

About Westerhout Group
Westerhout Group (, with its head office in Weert, has two divisions; Westerhout Services for advice and facility management and Westerhout Hospitality, a full service hospitality organization with 12 properties in the South East of Brabant and Limburg. Among them are the Congress and Party center De Grote Hegge in Thorn, the Congress center Fortunato in Sittard, the two hotels the Golden Tulip Weert and the Tulip Inn Heerlen, and the Clubmet restaurants in Veldhoven, Leende, Weert, Sittard and Heerlen. Furthermore services include the F&B operation of the lobbies of the theatre De Schalm in Veldhoven and the Munttheater in Weert as well as the Bar Bistro Tropical at the public bath De IJzeren Man in Weert. For 2007 Westerhout Hospitality has developed an investment plan of 16 million euros for extending the organization with new hotels and restaurants.

About 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 910 hotels in more than 50 countries. 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, 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.

For more information, please contact:

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group
Ms. Rocio Manzanares –
Corporate Communication Manager
Stationsplein 26
3818 LE Amersfoort
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 33 2544 828
Fax: +31 33 2544 816

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group
Rocio Manzanares
+31 33 25 44 828