Golden Tulip opens Bangkok office

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group has announced the opening of a regional development office in Bangkok.

Golden Tulip South East Asia, a management company, will focus on developing and servicing hotels in the region including, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar.

The Regional Office aims to establish Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts as a leading hotel chain in the region, while introducing the four brands of the chain: 5 stars Royal Tulip, 4 stars Golden Tulip and Golden Tulip Resort and the economy business 3 stars brand Tulip Inn. The office will furthermore develop the necessary infrastructure to provide maximum support to investors and owners. Golden Tulip South East Asia aims to achieve a portfolio of 40 hotels in a four years period by both converting existing hotels into Royal Tulips, Golden Tulips and Tulip Inns as well as developing new hotels.

The main focus will be to develop economy business hotels in the main capital cities and the four and five star brands, Royal Tulip and Golden Tulip Resorts in the various resorts in S.E. Asia.

Golden Tulip South East Asia Ltd., will be led by Mr. Mark A.M. van Ogtrop, who joined Golden Tulip as the Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Golden Tulip South East Asia. Mr. van Ogtrop brings along more than twenty five years of experience in the hotel business, having started already in the 80’s with Golden Tulip in Europe. He has worked in 3 continents and has over 10 years experience in Asia, having worked with The Peninsula Group in Hong Kong and Dusit Hotels & Resorts in Thailand. Mr. van Ogtrop was Area Manager for Dorint Hotels in Europe prior to joining Golden Tulip.

Hans Kennedie, President & CEO of Golden Tulip Hospitality Group states: “I am very pleased with the opening of Golden Tulip South East Asia office. Our aim is to establish a strong position in the region through the development of management agreements for existing and new hotels. I am confident that together with our new office and the full roll out of our management and marketing formulas we will achieve the targets set.”

Mark van Ogtrop, Senior Vice President & Managing Director for South East Asia adds: “We enter with great enthusiasm into this business adventure. Golden Tulip’s brand recognition and its proven success track record gives us the necessary tools to develop new projects in this region. We have received a lot of positive feedback and both in the economy business sector for main cities as well as for resort hotels there is still a lot of potential and opportunities for growth in various countries in the region.”