Golden Tulip Targets Central America

Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts is proud to announce the opening of its new office in Mexico City. Golden Tulip has appointed two dedicated specialists as per 1st May 2003 to support the development of the brand. Adriana Restrepo joins Golden Tulip as the regional director for Mexico bringing along 12 years of experience with Utell International, one of Golden Tulip’s suppliers of reservation business. Maria Helena Quiriga Ortiz also joins Golden Tulip with a background in operations, sales and marketing from Utell.

Currently Golden Tulip has four hotels in the Central American and Caribbean region, however the group sees great potential for developing the region. The main potential of Central America is seen in Mexico, whilst the smaller countries are forecast to become interesting in the long term. In addition, the Mexican office will also target the northern countries of South America, such as Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Ecuador. At present the region is being developed with a main focus on Brazil from Golden Tulip’s Sao Paulo office. There are currently 14 hotels in Brazil, one hotel in Santiago de Chile, Chile and one hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“We are very much looking forward to expanding our chain into Mexico and the rest of Central and South America,” states Hans Kennedie, chief executive officer and president of Golden Tulip. “Our overall mission is to become one of the leading chains in all markets that we operate in. By investing additional resources in current times, we aim to intensify Golden Tulip’s position in this market with a strong focus to become a pan Central and South American hotel network,” continues Kennedie.

Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts is a privately owned franchise company with its head office based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Through its commercial alliance with TOP International Hotels, the German based hotel consortium, the Golden Tulip Top Hospitality Group comprises over 46,000 rooms in approximately 450 hotels across 47 countries, with the majority of hotels being located in urban destinations across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Golden Tulip offers a unique concept for two brands, designed to implement international standards, whilst maintaining local flavors: Golden Tulip for the four star business and resort hotels and Tulip Inn for the three star category. TOP International Hotels provide hotel reservations, marketing and sales services to independent hotels. Since 1975, Golden Tulip has been the preferred travel partner of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. (Ends)

For further information and photos, please contact:
Ms Rachna Taneja - Strategic Development Director
Golden Tulip Top Hospitality Group
Tel: +31 33 2544 804
Email: [email protected]