The Official Opening reception took place on Thursday April 26th at the Tulip Inn Düsseldorf Arena. With over 250 business partners, colleagues and special guests, Mr. Hans Kennedie, President & C.E.O. of Golden Tulip welcomed all the attendees and reflected on the developments of the hotel.
The evening continued with an interactive and dynamic Q&A session moderated by Thomas Gerres from NTV & TV Gusto. The panel constituted of among others; Mr. Hans Kennedie, President & C.E.O of Golden Tulip Hospitality, Mr. Joachim Erwin, Mayor and Mr. Werner Dornscheidt C.O Fair Dűsseldorf.
A symbolic toast took place tot celebrate the official opening of the hotel. Further music entertainment was provided by The Robert Michler Ensemble, a fantastic combination of Classic and Light Jazz.
The celebration was concentrated on the opening of three unique brands that together form the Golden Tulip Hotel formula:
· Tulip Inn Düsseldorf Arena
· BRANCHE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
· Simply Meet
Hans Kennedie, President & C.E.O. of Golden Tulip Hospitality, states: “it is with great excitement that we celebrated the official opening of this newly built hotel. The Tulip Inn Dűsseldorf Arena is symbolic for our company, launching and operating all the new concepts we have developed over the past 24 months. The hotel is fully equipped with 288 ultra-modern rooms, a state of the art conference centre, called: “Simply Meet” and a full BRANCHE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge."
Golden Tulip currently franchises and operates over 17 hotels with over 2,000 rooms in Germany in prime locations among others Berlin, Düsseldorf, Munich and Hamburg.
About Tulip Inn Düsseldorf Arena
The Tulip Inn Duesseldorf Arena is a newly build 3 star superior hotel, integrated in the LTU Arena. The location makes the hotel ideal not only for business- and conference guests, but also for concert- group- and leisure guests. The adjacent fairground is at a walking distance from the hotel. Guests can reach the city centre within 14 minutes by subway, located opposite the hotel entrance. For international guests the hotel is only a 10-minute drive from the airport.
BRANCHE, a restaurant, bar and lounge, offers a fusion of European, Asian and American cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. The modern designed rooms offer all necessary amenities including free WLAN connection. Guests traveling by car can make use of our parking garage, equipped for holding 200 cars, for a surcharge.
About the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group
Golden Tulip Hospitality Group with its head offices in Amersfoort, The Netherlands and Lausanne, Switzerland, is a worldwide hospitality company with more than 630 hotels, 58.000 rooms in more than 49 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 the two, three, four and five star categories. On the two-star side Golden Tulip has an alliance with the French B&B hotel chain. The three-star concept is the Tulip Inn for the limited-service first-class category, the four-star category falls under the Golden Tulip brand for the Superior First-Class business and Resort hotels and the recently introduced five-star concept Royal Tulip. 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.