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Dutch Hotel Owners Converting Two Properties to the
Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts Franchise Brand
December 2003 - As per April 1st 2004, the current Richard’s hotels will convert to the Tulip Inn brand. The Tulip Inn Hilversum is a 58-room first class hotel located in a charming residential area nearby the city centre of Hilversum and the Mediapark. The hotel offers a restaurant and business centre.
The Tulip Inn Garderen comprises 64 elegant rooms and 15 spacious meeting rooms. The hotel is located in the Veluwe region in the midst of extensive woodlands, moor lands, sand drifts and picturesque villages. The hotel also offers an attractive restaurant and grand café.

Richard Roeland and Richard van de Velde, owners of the hotels, state: “We identified the Tulip Inn franchise in our search for a strong partner for our hotels. The franchise formula provides our hotels with an globally recognized brand, professional sales and marketing on both

Tulip Inn Garderen
Oud Milligenseweg 62
3886 MJ Garderen, Netherlands
a regional and international scale and a tightly knit network of hotels cooperating with each other, whilst still allowing our properties to maintain their own character.”

Hans Kennedie, president and ceo of Golden Tulip comments: “We are extremely happy to welcome these two excellent hotels to our group. The Tulip Inn Hilversum adds an important new destination to our portfolio whilst the Tulip Inn Garderen complements our existing Veluwe portfolio very well.”

Following the signing of the franchise agreements, the current Golden Tulip portfolio comprises 67 hotels in The Netherlands combining 5.481 rooms, thus strengthening the Golden Tulip’s ranking as the largest hotel company in the Netherlands in terms of number of rooms.

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


Ms Rachna Taneja
Strategic Development Director
Golden Tulip Top Hospitality Group
Tel: +31 33 2544 804

Also See: Golden Tulip, Primarily a Franchise Company, Participates as Shareholder in Acquisition of Six Hotels in the Netherlands; Properties Will Set the Standards for Franchisees / April 2003

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