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  Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts Appoints a
Number of Key Corporate Executives 


Amersfoort (The Netherlands), 4th August 2004 Ė Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts announces the appointment of a number of key corporate executives in the groupís field and central services operations effective as per 1st August 2004.

Klimis Messios will assume the role of Vice President of Franchise Operations. In this position, Klimis will oversee central disciplines, such as Procurement, Distribution & IT, Marketing Development & Design, Training and Partner Franchising. Klimis joined Golden Tulip in August 2000 and was responsible for marketing, franchise services & sales support, distribution & IT.

11-year Golden Tulip veteran Haike Blaauw will become Vice President of Franchising. In his role, Haike will oversee the field operations in the Benelux Denmark, Central Europe, France/Monaco and the Mediterranean. Field operations consist of franchise services & sales support, regional marketing execution and organic development. All regional directors and their staff will be reporting to Haike. Haike himself will assume the Regional Director of Franchising role for the Benelux.

Evelyne Orban has been appointed to the position of Regional Director of Franchising for the French-speaking countries in Europe in addition to her existing role as the groupís Director of Marketing.

Eric Hübbers, currently Golden Tulipís Development Manager for Central Europe has been appointed as Regional Director of Franchising for Central & Eastern Europe. Eric takes over this role as per 1st August 2004.

As per the 4th quarter 2004, Golden Tulip will be opening a new office in Lausanne, Switzerland in an effort to co-ordinate the companies initiatives in the French, Mediterranean and Balkan European Republics. The overall intent is to coordinate the Northern and Western European activities from Amersfoort and southern European ones from Lausanne. The headquarters of the group will remain in Amersfoort.

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. Golden Tulip offers a unique franchise concept for two brands, designed to implement international standards, whilst maintaining local flavours: Golden Tulip for the four and five star business and resort hotels and Tulip Inn for the three star category. TOP International Hotels offers hotel reservations, marketing and sales services to independent hotels. 



Aemilia Bosman
Strategic Development Analyst
Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts
Stationsplein 26
3818 LE Amersfoort
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 33 2544 807

Also See: Golden Tulip Signs First Franchise Agreement in Mexico, The Tulip Inn Ritz Mexico / January 2004
Hong Kong Based Park Lane Hotels International Group to Manage the 500 room Golden Tulip Grand Ningbo Hotel / February 2004

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