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Golden Tulip Signs First Franchise Agreement in
Mexico, The Tulip Inn Ritz Mexico


Amersfoort (The Netherlands), 28 January 2004 – Golden Tulip is proud to announce the signing of its first franchise agreement in Mexico.

The Tulip Inn Ritz Mexico joined the Golden Tulip chain as per 1st January 2004. Located in the heart of Mexico City’s historical centre, the hotel carries a long history and tradition in offering Mexican hospitality.

The Tulip Inn Ritz Mexico offers its guests 121 recently remodelled rooms, a restaurant, bar, solarium, Internet facilities, multiple boardrooms and a banquet hall catering up to 100 delegates.

Jose Paoli Montesinos, managing director of the Tulip Inn Ritz Mexico, states: “I am very pleased with this opportunity to franchise with Golden Tulip. The concept of “International standards, Local flavours” gives the hotel the opportunity to compete on an international level, while maintaining our own Mexican hospitality and atmosphere.”

Hans Kennedie, president and CEO of Golden Tulip, comments: “We are happy to welcome the Tulip Inn Ritz Mexico as our first hotel as it truly represents the international quality standards of a Tulip Inn, combined with the so typical Mexican art of hospitality. In May of 2003 we appointed Mrs. Adriana Restrepo and Maria Helena Quiroga as our development specialists for Mexico. Their offices are located at the Utell International offices in Mexico City. I am extremely proud of the work in this region and look forward to welcoming more hotels to Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts in Central America. It is our goal to have a group of some 30 – 40 hotels in the Mexican/Central American region within the short to medium term.”

Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts is a privately owned franchise company with its head office based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Since the recent commercial alliance with TOP International Hotels, a German based hotel consortium, the Golden Tulip Top Hospitality Group portfolio 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 Hotels, Inns & Resorts
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
Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts Appoints Nicklas Sigurdsson as Development Manager for Scandinavia / November 2003

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