THE Golden Tulip’s CEO Hans Kennedie, has pledged its commitment to promote Bahrain around the world.
Kennedie was on a visit to the island to inspect its first property there, where it took over the management of the former Hilton Hotel.
The management agreement for the 250-room hotel was signed by Golden Tulip with the hotel owning company Investment and Trading (Gulf) Enterprises (ITE).
Kennedie, who was accompanied by Golden Tulip officials from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, made a tour of the hotel and discussed ways for expanding the facilities. He said the group had enjoyed a strong presence and growth in the MENA region with a total of 24 hotels among the combined portfolio of 507 hotels across 40 countries.
'We are extremely satisfied with our development in the Middle East,' said Kennedie, who is based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. We are very optimistic regarding the outlook of our Middle Eastern network of Golden Tulip Hotels and Tulip Inns, as well as our brands' recognition in the marketplace.”
Dr Amine E Moukarzel, vice president and managing director for MENA Region of Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts, says; “The Golden Tulip Bahrain is an acquisition towards our regional development plan especially being a business district globally connecting the economical and business organizations. We are glad to be present on the Island to contribute to the fast growing tourism attractions.” The group now has 24 hotels in the MENA region.
Meanwhile, Golden Tulip interim general manager Fady Abi Khali said the hotel had an intense programme for improvement and would be upgrading its venues. “Our aim is our guests' satisfaction and comfort. We are honouring all existing contracts.”
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