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The Government of Oman Assigns Franchise of the
Former Novotel Seeb Muscat to
Golden Tulip Hotels

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Amersfoort (The Netherlands), 23rd August 2004 - Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns and Resorts is proud to announce the signing of the franchise agreement of the Golden Tulip Seeb, featuring 177 rooms, including six suites and restaurant "Cote Jardin". Managed by Golden Tulip's long-term partner Flamingo Hotel Management, the hotel is owned by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Muscat - Oman.
 
The Golden Tulip Seeb is a gateway to the Sultanate of Oman, located just one kilometer from Seeb International Airport at the capital Muscat, adjacent to the Oman International Exhibition Center and ideally situated for all domestic tours.

His Excellency Mr. Mohsin Bin Khamis Al Balushi, the Undersecretary for Tourism at Ministry of commerce & industry & the Presidents of the committee, states: "We value Golden Tulip's drive and commitment to support the national efforts exerted to develop tourism in the Sultanate and to work together with other international hotel management companies operating in the Sultanate to promote our country globally as destinations. The structure of Golden Tulip is such that we can benefit from both 


Golden Tulip Seeb Muscat Oman
(formerly Novotel Seeb Muscat)
Exhibtion Street
Seeb Airport
Muscat, PC111 Oman
regional and international marketing structures and thus achieves the recognition we desire."

Hans W.R. Kennedie, President & CEO of Golden Tulip Hotels Inns & Resorts, comments: "We are extremely motivated to be associated with the owners of this hotel, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The Golden Tulip Seeb increases our portfolio in the Sultanate to two hotels after the opening of the Golden Tulip Resort Khasab in December 2003. In addition, we have two further projects in Oman due to open in 2005, giving Golden Tulip a leading position in Oman."

Amine Moukarzel, Golden Tulip's Managing Director Middle East & North Africa adds: "This development endorses our pledge to create a pan-Middle Eastern & North African network of hotels, whilst supporting the tourism and hospitality industry and creating new jobs for the markets we operate in."

The Golden Tulip Seeb is group's 20th hotel in the Middle East & Africa region. The Golden Tulip Resort Khasab was nominated "Best New Four Star Hotel 2003" at the MENA Awards held at the Arab Travel Market in Dubai in May 2004.

Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts is a privately owned franchise company with its head office based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, franchising some 270 hotels across 41 countries, with the majority of hotels being located in urban destinations across Europe, the Middle East & Africa Through its commercial alliance with TOP International Hotels, a German based hotel consortium, the combined portfolio comprises over 43,000 rooms in approximately 390 hotels. 


 
Contact:

Ms. Rachna Taneja
Strategic Development Director
Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts
Tel: +31 33 2544 806
E mail: rachna.taneja@goldentuliptop.com

Also See: Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts Appoints a Number of Key Corporate Executives/ Aug 2004


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