First Cooperation Between Golden Tulip Hospitality Group And Inter IKEA Systems In Delft
Lausanne (CH) A new Tulip Inn will be opened on December 1st near Ikea Concept Center in Delft; the interior will be exclusively furnished by Ikea.
The Tulip Inn Delft will embody an innovative, three-star hotel concept called "from staying to living". The aim of this concept lies in creating home-like comfort for the guests. It will offer accommodation to the thousands of IKEA co-workers who are visiting the IKEA Concept Center as well as to other guests. It will also offer a natural meeting point for both business and leisure visitors while displaying IKEA know-how in interior design.
The hotel will consist of 140 rooms, of which 116 single and double rooms, 17 studios and 7 handicapped-accessible rooms. Further, it will comprise a bar, well equipped meeting and training rooms, a library, a multi-function break-out area, a fitness centre with sauna, a courtyard and an outside terrace.
George & Co.
Golden Tulip Hospitality Group will also launch for the first time its new food and beverage concept "George & Co" in the new hotel in Delft. It will serve sweet and savoury classics featuring international fusion and healthy choices. Based on providing all-day eating options the restaurant offers a wide range of pre-prepared dishes from breakfast and light lunches to dinner and snacks.
Hans Kennedie, President & C.E.O. of Golden Tulip Hospitality Group comments: "We are constantly trying to develop new synergies between hospitality and other global players in order to extend our horizon. In this sense it has been a great pleasure and a success to cooperate with Inter IKEA Systems for the new Tulip Inn in Delft. We are proud of the result and hope to offer our guests an original and comfortable experience".
Thomas Bergström, Chairman and CEO of Inter IKEA Systems B.V. adds: "I am happy to see that the good cooperation between Golden Tulip Hospitality Group and Inter IKEA Systems, supported by all the specialists and contractors, has blossomed into this nice hotel. I am pleased to be able to offer our students at the IKEA College and other guests a staying and living opportunity close to our IKEA Concept Center. I wish Golden Tulip good luck and success with operating this new Tulip Inn."
About Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner and worldwide franchisor of the IKEA Concept. Today, there are 285 IKEA stores in 38 countries and territories. The IKEA Catalogue is the most important IKEA marketing channel. Last year 199 million copies were printed in 52 editions.
Since its founding in 1943, the IKEA business idea is to offer a wide range of well-designed functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. To visit the IKEA web site, please go to www.IKEA.com
About Golden Tulip Hospitality Group
Golden Tulip Hospitality Group (www.goldentulip.com), with its head office in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a worldwide hospitality company with more than 780 hotels and 75.000 rooms in more than 50 countries. The Golden Tulip Hospitality Group franchises and manages hotels in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, the Asian Pacific Region and the Americas. In 2006, Hotels Magazine has ranked this company the 18th largest hotel chain. As a multi-brand hospitality firm, the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group offers services in categories with different standards.
Tulip Inns offer comfortable accommodation in convenient locations in city centers or close to major access routes. They provide well-maintained, functional accommodation and friendly service as well as exceptional value for money for business or pleasure.
Tulip Residences are exclusive, select service properties for the discerning business and leisure traveller looking for extended stay accommodation in prime city locations. Studios, apartments and suites come fully equipped with high-definition televisions, free Wi-Fi connection and en suite bathrooms and with state-of-the-art kitchen facilities.
Golden Tulip Hotels are superior first-class hotels with international standards of comfort, service and facilities. Each hotel offers you its own individual character, whilst reflecting the flavor of its location. All Golden Tulip hotels are situated in key locations, some in city centers or close to airports and major access routes, whilst others are located in business districts or close to local conference centers. A number of additional amenities, ranging from meeting rooms to recreational facilities, are offered at all Golden Tulip hotels.
Royal Tulip Hotels are luxury hotels offering the most elegant and high standard facilities with a deluxe level of comfort and personal service. All Royal Tulip hotels are situated in gateway city centers and business districts. A number of additional sophisticated and state of the art technology amenities are offered at all Royal Tulip hotels.In addition, Golden Tulip offers its services through its commercial alliance with TOP International, a German based hotel consortium.
In the fall of 2006, Golden Tulip introduced BRANCHE, Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. This is a free standing restaurant chain, which will have establishments in most Golden Tulip Hotels and Tulip Inns operated by Golden Tulip. (For more information please visit www.brancherestaurants.com).
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