Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts is proud to announce the 2006 Golden Tulip and Tulip Inn of the year for the Benelux, Mediterranean, France & Monaco, Central Europe, and the UK areas:
Golden Tulip Jan van Scorel and Tulip Inn Amsterdam-Centre
Golden Tulip Aemilia and Tulip Inn Mirage Florence
France & Monaco
Golden Tulip Opera de Noailles and Tulip Inn Monaco Terminus
Golden Tulip Airport Dortmund and Tulip Inn Hamburg Hanseport
Golden Tulip Manchester and Tulip Inn Leeds Castleford
The hotel of the year awards are based on the combined results of the guest satisfaction survey, the results obtained from their franchise relation with Golden Tulip, the annual quality assurance program and the Franchise Performance Impact of each hotel.
Based on the results of the annual quality assurance program carried out by the independent hotel classification organisation ANWB (Dutch Automobile Association - Algemene Nederlandse Wielrijders Bond) and the best Franchise Performance Impact percentage, each Golden Tulip Hotel, Inn & Resort has the opportunity to become the “Hotel/Inn of the Year”. The quality assurance inspection consists of a mystery guest visit evaluating each hotel based on service, branding, hygiene and a number of other points. The hotel’s Franchise Performance Impact is a percentage that Golden Tulip uses to measure the impact of its franchise on the room revenue of the hotels.
Hans Kennedie, president and CEO of Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts comments: “I would like to congratulate these hotels on their excellent achievements. A lot of hard work and dedication goes into achieving the best results that lead to receiving these awards and by rewarding this, we hope to motivate all hotels to continue their hard work. All hotels must fulfill a high level of requirements and standards to be a part of our group. The nominees have worked hard and run wonderful hotels, however the winners have managed to make a difference by the outstanding results of their quality assurance inspections, their guest satisfaction results and the usage of our franchise.”
About Golden Tulip
Golden Tulip Hospitality B.V. with its head offices based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands and Lausanne, Switzerland, is the owning company of Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts, franchising some 221 hotels across 39 countries, with the majority of hotels being located in urban destinations across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Golden Tulip’s main assets include its intellectual property, hotel management division, franchise division and other shareholdings. Through its commercial alliance with TOP International Hotels, a German based hotel consortium, the French B & B Group and Australian Tourism Hotels & Leisure (THL), the combined portfolio comprises over 52,000 rooms in approximately 508 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 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. B&B Hotels are comfortable two star hotels throughout France and Germany. THL operates four brands, Grand Pacific Suites, Pacific International Suites & Apartments, Pensione and Plaza Hotels, in the three to five star segment in Asia Pacific. The Hotel Management Division of Golden Tulip Hospitality B.V. combines some thirty operations in the Netherlands, Central Europe, the Middle East & North Africa and the UK. (Ends)