Golden Tulip New Websites Go Live

Golden Tulip Hospitality launches brand new global website for developers and investors and revamps current consumer website.

Amersfoort, Netherlands, December 13, 2007 --( Golden Tulip Hospitality is proud to announce the re-designed consumer website and the brand new corporate website The new web environment marks a remarkable improvement in the appearance, navigability, accessibility and usability of the websites.

All the ‘top-level’ pages of both sites – such as the homepage, news and offers sections, press information and booking - have been redesigned and reorganized during the first phase of an ongoing project aimed at improving and updating Golden Tulip’s web presence. With the new platform in place, various additional new functionalities will be rolled out in the following months. New features already active include:
- richer hotel information
- easier navigation
- access to promotions and special offers
- a dynamic reservation modification service.

The Corporate website offers an interactive experience that helps investors and developers learn more about Golden Tulip Hospitality Group and its brands. Golden Tulip Hospitality Group includes Royal Tulip, Golden Tulip, Tulip Inn and BRANCHE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge:
- press information
- current development projects
- vacancies
- Ambassador Club access
- Improved hotel chain booking channel for travel agents.

The websites were set live during Golden Tulip’s 45th Annual Conference by Hans Kennedie, President & CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality Group.

Hans Kennedie, President & CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality comments: “Golden Tulip recognizes the importance of having an accessible and inviting web environment. We are positive that the new improved websites will serve not only our guests but respond to the needs of our stakeholders on all levels and functions. The new corporate website will aid existing and prospective owners in exploring hotel opportunities with Golden Tulip.”

Riko van Santen, Vice President of Electronic Distribution & ICT of Golden Tulip Hospitality adds: “Although we gave our brand website a significant overhaul just over a year ago, we felt that as the pace in which technology evolves gets faster, there are many new gains we can achieve both technically and commercially. Considering how Web 2.0 is maturing, and how social networking has taken a firm place within the modern generation, our new web platform will be ready to further integrate with such services and operating models of the future.”

In the first quarter of 2008, also the individual hotel websites will undergo the transformation from the old format to the new exciting one.

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