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Golden Tulip Hospitality Group Signs Agreement to
Operate the 100 room Tulip Inn Etoy, Switzerland
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Lausanne (CH), 9 October 2008 - Golden Tulip Hospitality Group is proud to announce the signing of the agreement to operate the Tulip Inn Etoy. It is the group’s first managed hotel in Switzerland and it will open its doors during the first quarter of 2010. 

Tulip Inn Etoy will be located in Littoral Parc and will comprise 100 rooms. Littoral Parc is situated in the heart of the canton of Vaud, an area currently popular among many international businesses, with high expectations to prospect in the near future. In addition to the Tulip Inn, the development project of this 70.000 m2 area consists of an already constructed small shopping centre, an 80-room home for senior people and four office buildings totaling 20.000m2. The construction of the hotel is bound to start in December 2008. 

The hotel will be fully implemented with Golden Tulip’s additional services, such as BRANCHE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge and Simply Meet, Golden Tulip’s meeting concept. Three conference rooms will be available, each with a capacity up to 20 people and with the possibility of being connected to the others, as well as indoor and outdoor parking amenities. 

Hans Kennedie, President & C.E.O. of Golden Tulip Hospitality Group comments: “With great joy Golden Tulip starts expanding its operations in the Swiss market. We have confidence that we can provide this new hotel the necessary tools and services to enter the Swiss hospitality industry successfully as well as to reinforce Golden Tulip’s international recognition.”

José Silva, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Société Immobilière Littoral Parc SA continues: “Our company is very happy that the hotel will be operated by an international, experienced and professional company like Golden Tulip. We can now focus on the development of over 20’000 m2 of offices in the area.” 
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José Silva (left) and Hans Kennedie
With the addition of the Tulip Inn Etoy, the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group’s portfolio will consist of a total of 784 hotels.

About Golden Tulip Hospitality Group

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group (www.goldentulip.com), with its head office in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a worldwide hospitality company with more than 780 hotels and 75.000 rooms in more than 50 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 categories with different standards. 

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 www.brancherestaurants.com)

In the summer of 2008, Golden Tulip introduced the new F&B concept George & Co.. George & Co. will serve sweet and savoury classics featuring international fusion and healthy choices. Based on providing all-day eating options the restaurant offers a wide range of pre-prepared dishes from breakfast and light lunches to dinner and snacks. All products offered in George & Co. restaurants will be fully branded.  George & Co. F&B concept will be implemented in Tulip Inns and Golden Tulip hotels.

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Contact:

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group
Ms. Sione Götte– 
Director of Public Relations
Avenue de Gratta-Paille 2
1000 Lausanne - Switzerland
Tel: +41 21 510 1581
Fax: +41 21 510 1599
E-Mail: sione.gotte@goldentulip.com
Web: www.goldentulip.com
 

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Also See: Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts Names Eight Properties as 2008 Inns of the Year / November 2007
Golden Tulip Hospitality Group Creates New Extended-stay Brand Concept: Tulip Residences / June 2008
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