Orient-Express Hotels Announces New Board Appointments

By Orient Express Hotels Ltd, PRNE
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 9, 2011 -

- Two New Independent Directors Join Board

- Director Bob Lovejoy Named Chairman

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. (NYSE:OEH, www.orient-express.com),
owners or part-owners and managers of 50 luxury hotel, restaurant, tourist
train and river cruise properties operating in 24 countries, today confirmed
the election of eight directors to its Board of Directors at the Company's
2011 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on June 9, 2011, including two
new independent directors, and the appointment of a new Chairman of the

The new directors are Harsha V. Agadi and Philip R. Mengel, and the
incumbent directors re-elected are Jesse Robert (Bob) Lovejoy, Georg R.
, John D. Campbell, Mitchell C. Hochberg, Prudence M. Leith, and Paul
M. White
. Bob Lovejoy, a director since 2000, was appointed as Chairman at a
meeting of the Board of Directors immediately following the AGM.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Lovejoy said, "My past 11 years with
Orient-Express Hotels have been incredibly rewarding and it is an honor to
have been named as Chairman. It is an exciting time for the Company. We have
a growth strategy and business model that has the confidence of shareholders
and investors. I look forward to working with my fellow Board members, our
President & Chief Executive Officer, Paul White, and our employees around the
world to guide the Company to further profitability and success."

As previously announced, the Company's outgoing Chairman, James B.
, and Founder, former Chairman and Director, James B. Sherwood, have
both retired from the Board following the 2011 AGM. The Board expressed their
deep gratitude to both gentlemen for their tireless dedication and long
leadership of the Company.

The reappointment of Deloitte LLP as the Company's independent auditors
and an increase in authorized Class A share capital of the Company were also
approved by shareholders at the AGM.


    Martin O'Grady
    Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
    Tel: +44-20-7921-4038
    E: martin.ogrady@orient-express.com

    Vicky Legg
    Director, Corporate Communications
    Tel: +44-20-7921-4067
    E: vicky.legg@orient-express.com


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