Louvre Hotels opens five in a month

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    The Louvre Hotels, in conjunction with Golden Tulip Hospitality Group, has opened ten new hotels over the past month and is planning to open more soon.Throughout 2009, the Louvre Hotels group opened 60 hotels around the world.

    In December they opened the Golden Tulip El Mechtel in Tunisia, near Tunis’ residential area. The hotel has 344 rooms with a view over the Belvédère Park.

    Another hotel to open in Tunisia was the Golden Tulip Sfax, a modern nine floor building in downtown Sfax that has 130 rooms with private balconies and views of the sea.

    Last month also saw the opening of the Tulip Inn Lucknow in India. The hotel is a few minutes from Hazratganj, Lucknow’s business district.

    In France, the Kyriad Lyon-Est Bron Eurexpo opened with 50 rooms and so too did the Première Classe Perpignan Nord Rivesaltes with 54 rooms.

    The alliance also inaugurated five hotels by the end of December – two Kyriad hotels in France (in Sedan and Poitiers) and three Golden Tulip hotels in Thailand (two in Phuket and one in Pattaya), which will be the chain’s first properties in Thailand.

    Louvre Hotels and Golden Tulip Hospitality Group, president, Pierre-Frédéric Roulot said: “The goal is to cement our presence in Europe while venturing out to conquer new expanding or developing areas. We already know that we will be opening 28 new hotels in 2010, adding up to more than 3,000 rooms in 10 locations around the world. By 2011, the alliance is aiming to run 1,250 hotels with more than 100,000 rooms.”

    Daniel Fountain / 05.01.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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