Golden Tulip has signed two hotels in Thailand's
notorious resort destination of Pattaya. From the beginning of
March 2010 the Royal Orchid Pattaya will be re-branded as the
Golden Tulip Resort Pattaya, while The Erawan Hotel Pattaya will
be re-branded as the Golden Tulip Erawan Hotel.
Both Pattaya properties will undergo extensive
renovations to bring them up to Golden Tulip operating standards
and will officially re-open in early March.
Golden Tulip Managing Director, South East Asia, Mark van Ogtrop,
said the signing of the Pattaya hotels displayed the strong
intentions of the company to the travel industry that it was
putting serious resources into finding partners in the region as
it seeks more hotels to manage.
"We have a mandate to
expand the brand in South-east Asia and these newly-signed
properties Pattaya signal a significant start to this strategic
process and we have some exciting announcements about more hotels
to be made in the very near future," Mr van Ogtrop said.
"Obviously Thailand, with its robust travel industry is a key
target for us, but we are also looking at properties in Singapore,
Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Indonesia and are
already talking to a number of property owners and developers."
Mr van Ogtrop and his team
will manage the Asian expansion from Golden Tulip's regional
headquarters in Bangkok, which has also re-opened the newly
branded Golden Tulip Mangosteen Resort and Spa (formerly The
Mangosteen Boutique Resort and Spa) in Phuket on 1 February 2010. The
group has more than 255 hotels in 38 countries with
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