Golden Tulip expands in Dubai, Dammam


GOLDEN Tulip Hotels, Inns and Resorts has announced the signing of the franchise agreements of the Golden Tulip Al Hamra Dammam in Saudi Arabia and the upcoming hotel Tulip Inn Knowledge Village in Dubai.

Both hotels are managed by Golden Tulip’s long-term partner in the Middle East & North African region, Flamingo Hotel Management.
The Golden Tulip Al Hamra Dammam, a modern hotel, features 148 rooms and is located in the centreof the business area of Dammam. The hotel’s conference and meeting facilities can accommodate receptions for up to 250 delegates and the property features multiple restaurants and a fitness facility, squash courts and sauna. The Tulip Inn Knowledge Village will be built in Dubai’s booming city development Knowledge Village and will feature 40 rooms. The hotel is expected to open its doors in early 2005.
Hans W.R. Kennedie, president & CEO of Golden Tulip Hotels Inns & Resorts, said, “We are very satisfied with the growth of Golden Tulip in the Middle East. Through the Golden Tulip Al Hamra Dammam we add a new destination to our portfolio in Saudi Arabia. The Tulip Inn Knowledge Village adds a fantastic three-star product to our existing four-star Golden Tulip Aeroplane Hotel. All together we now have a total of 20 hotels in the Middle East & Africa.”
Amine Moukarzel, Golden Tulip’s managing director Middle East & North Africa added, “Our presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh and Jeddah is now complemented by having the magnificient Golden Tulip Al Hamra Dammam with a high reputation as one of the leading hotels in Dammam. Through its location between the Media City and the Internet City the Tulip Inn Knowledge Village will provide both international and regional travellers a unique experience with state-of-the-art facilities.”