Golden Tulip Hospitality Group to operate first hotel in the Western African Region and aims to grow substantially in the coming years.
Amersfoort (NL)/Lausanne (CH), 17 May 2006 – Golden Tulip Hospitality is proud to announce the signing of a management agreement for Golden Tulip Accra effective as per July 2006.
The Golden Tulip Accra is owned by GLAHCO Hotels & Tourism Development Company Ltd. and has been with Golden Tulip under a franchise agreement since 1992.
Golden Tulip Accra is a first class African Style Business Hotel with 234 superior guestrooms and centrally located in the developing business district of Accra. The hotel is set in spacious grounds with surrounding tropical gardens ideal for both business and leisure guests. The hotel offers various business and relaxation facilities such as a Piano Lounge, the “Ahengua Grill” an a la carte restaurant, pool bar, meeting rooms for up to 300 delegates and a casino.
Mr. Ernest Asamoah, Executive Director of GLAHCO Hotels & Tourism Development Company Ltd. comments: “We are delighted to sign a management agreement with Golden Tulip Hospitality Management. In today's climate, there is a strong need for rationalizing hotel operations and with the international recognition of Golden Tulip, I feel the Golden Tulip will be in a good hands to continue delivering positive returns and subsequently increase its property value:”
Hans Kennedie, Managing Director & CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality, adds: “We are extremely pleased with the addition of Golden Tulip Accra to our Hotel Management portfolio. This hotel has been with Golden Tulip under a franchise agreement for over 14 years and we look forward in implementing our management formula to continue to position itself highly in the hospitality world.”
Golden Tulip's portfolio in the African Continent comprises of 10 hotels in Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Tanzania and Tunisia.
About GLAHCO Hotels & Tourism Development Company Limited
GLAHCO Hotels and Tourism Development Company is a subsidiary of Ghana Libyan Arab Holding Company a joint venture between the Governments of Ghana and Libya. The joint investment has other investments in agro business and real estate in Ghana.
GLAHCO Hotels & Tourism Development Company Limited owns Golden Tulip Accra and has since 1992 collaborated with Golden Tulip to operate the highly successful Golden Tulip Accra.
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 totaling approximately 47,000 rooms in more than 45 countries. 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.
For more information, please contact:
Rocio Manzanares – Corporate Communications Manager Golden Tulip Hospitality B.V.
Tel: +31 33 2544 828
Fax: +31 33 2544 816
E-mail: [email protected]