Previously Managed by the German Hotel Development Company, RIMC
|Amersfoort (NL)/Lausanne (CH), 15th of March 2006 – Golden Tulip Hospitality
announces its expansion in Germany and Austria through the taking over
of the hotel lease agreements for five hotels previously managed by German
The acquisition is effective the 1st of April. Four hotels are already open and the Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation will open as per the fall 2006 when the brand new hotels will open its doors. They are as follows:
Austria - Golden Tulip President Wien
Golden Tulip Hospitality now has 32 Golden Tulip hotels and Tulip Inns in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Mr. Gert Prantner, Managing Owner of RIMC comments: “We are delighted
to have handed over these agreements. Golden Tulip and RIMC have been working
together successfully for a decade establishing a solid relationship and
we are confident that with the full implementation of Golden Tulip tools
and services, the hotels will lead to higher revenues and international
recognition. RIMC has redefined itself as a development company continuing
to work closely with Golden Tulip as their strategic partners developing
hotels in Germany.”
Hans Kennedie, President & CEO of the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group adds: “It gives me great pleasure to announce these new additions to our hotel management portfolio. For the Golden Tulip the addition of the 5 hotels, along with the already operated Golden Tulip Frankfurt – Offenbach, means a stronger foothold in the Germany speaking part of Europe. The hotels are great and are located in strategic parts of Germany and Austria. The Golden Tulip President in Vienna is the first hotel to be operated by Golden Tulip in Austria. With this deal we end a long period of development negotiations and we mark the beginning of our European hotel operation activities. We would like to expand our managed portfolio to all the key cities in Germany, Austria and of course Switzerland. It is our intent to operate some 20 hotels in the region within the next two years.
About RIMC International Hotel Resort Management and Consulting GmbH
In 1990, Gert Prantner founded the RIMC in Hamburg. The enterprise is one of the leading hotel development and consultancy companies in Germany and is a reliable and confidential partner for tailor-made hotel concepts.
RIMC and Golden Tulip will continue to work closely as strategic development partners in which RIMC will focus in developing hotels in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.”
About the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group
Golden Tulip Hospitality Group (www.goldentuliptop.com) with its head offices in Amersfoort, The Netherlands and Lausanne, Switzerland is a worldwide hospitality company with more than 500 hotels totalling approximately 47,000 rooms. The Golden Tulip Hospitality Group franchises and manages hotels in Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. The company is ranked as the 18th largest hotel chain by Hotels Magazine.
As a multi-brand hospitality firm, the Golden Tulip Hospitality group offers services in the two, three and four star categories: on the two star side Golden Tulip has an alliance with the French hotel brand B&B, the three star concept is the Tulip Inn for the limited service first class category, the four star is under the Golden Tulip brand for the Superior First Class business and resort hotels, and in the suites and apartments Golden Tulip offers the Pacific International brand. The Pacific International brand is owned by Golden Tulip’s strategic shareholders the Australian company Tourism, Hotels, and Leisure (THL). Golden Tulip furthermore offers services through its commercial alliance with TOP International, a German based hotel consortium.
Details on the Golden Tulip hotels and Tulip Inn:
Golden Tulip Lübecker Hof is situated in green surroundings at the gates to the hanseatic city Lübeck in Stockelsdorf. The beach of the Baltic Sea is only fifteen minute drive away from the hotel. The hotel offers 113 rooms and 18 apartments fully equipped as well as a extensive conference area with a capacity for up to 150 persons with modern equipment at the guest’s disposal. The restaurant at the hotel serves regional specialities and culinary highlights. www.goldentulipluebeckerhof.de
Golden Tulip Wolfenbüttel disposes of 48 fully equipped
guestrooms with wireless internet, TV, Telephone and modern bathrooms.
The hotel is located in the city centre of the historic town of Wolfenbüttel
only a few steps from the central station and across from shopping facilities
for everyone. Golden Tulip Wolfenbüttel is also equipped with three
combinable conference rooms with the capability of hosting up to 300 delegates
and equipped with air conditioning and modern technical equipment.
Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation is currently being build and will
open its doors during the fall of 2006. The hotel will be situated adjacent
to Airbus Industries in Hamburg – Germany. The location further is near
one of the aircraft construction world centres and highly specialized medical
technology and biotechnology industries. The Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation
will offer its business and leisure guests a large variety of 170 rooms
including suites, rooms with kitchenette and rooms equipped for handicapped
guests. With an exclusive Restaurant and Bar, the hotel will further provide
a fitness centre, sauna and solarium. For business guests and surrounding
companies, the Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation will offer 5 air-conditioned
conference and banquet rooms of 300m² fully equipped with the latest
audiovisual and technical equipment available. www.goldentuliphamburgaviation.com
Tulip Inn Munich Airport is located only 4km from Munich Airport and offers its guests 67 modern and comfortable single and double bedrooms all fully equipped with exclusive bathrooms, safe and TV/Radio. The hotel offers its guests Mediterranean and Bavarian specialities in its restaurant named “Fidelio” and relaxation at the Lobby Bar. Furthermore the hotel offers two bright and friendly conference rooms that accommodate up to 65 delegates. This hotel, currently a Quality Inn, will be re-branded mid 2006.
Ms. Rocio Manzanares - Corporate Communication Manager
|Also See:||Tourism Hotels & Leisure Plans to Acquire Up to 48% of Golden Tulip Hospitality; Partnership Will Comprise 534 hotels in 45 Countries / January 2005|
|Madelon Boom Named Chief Operating Officer for Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts Hotel Management Division / December 2004|