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Orient-Express Reopens the Miraflores Park Hotel
in Lima, Peru, Following a $4.6 million
Renovation and Expansion

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Lima, Peru (April 19, 2005) – Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises announces the reopening of the Miraflores Park Hotel in Lima, Peru, following a $4.6 million (USD) renovation and expansion. 

Key additions to the grand hotel include a new spa, a breakfast restaurant with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and a fourth Presidential Suite.  Moreover, an outdoor terrace has been added to the renamed Poissonerie Restaurant, featuring seafood and local Peruvian cuisine; all of the luxury hotel’s guestrooms, meeting facilities and fitness center received extensive upgrades; and the swimming pool was enlarged.

Orient-Express is currently the leading investor in the tourism / hospitality industry in Peru and has a longterm commitment to the country. Orient Express’ Peruvian presence began in 1999 when the company entered into a joint venture with Peru Hotel S.A. to form ‘Peru Orient-Express Hotels,’ acquiring the concessions of the Hotel Monasterio in Cusco and the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. In the same year, PeruRail, the rail operator owned by Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises  and partners; Peruvian Trains & Railways (Grupo Peruval), initiated operations on the south and southeastern railway network of Peru. In January 2001, Orient-Express acquired the Miraflores Park Hotel in Lima, thus establishing a corporate element to the Peruvian collection.

Future plans in Peru include the restoration and conversion of the Nazarenas Convent in Cusco into an exclusive, boutique hotel and the possible introduction of luxury river boat cruises in the Amazon.

Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises worldwide comprises over 40 of the world’s finest hotels, a series of luxury trains and river cruisers as well as the famous restaurants ´21´ in New York and ´La Cabaña’ in Buenas Aires. The company owns and operates the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train which travels between London and  Venice and links other major European cities to Istanbul.

Orient-Express has adopted a connoisseur’s approach, looking for the most distinctive properties for an exclusive international collection  and believes that each property should be individually managed. All are exceptional products in areas of outstanding cultural, historic or recreational interest.

Contact:
Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises
www.orient-express.com
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Also See: Orient-Express Hotels Acquires Hotels in South Pacific and South America For $37 Million / Jan 2001
Sea Containers Ltd.'s Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. Invest in Peruvian Hotels/ April 1999
Orient-Express Hotels Reports Net Earnings of $28.2 million For the Year 2004 Compared with $23.6 million in the Prior Year; Maintained Worldwide Average Daily Rate of $366 / February 2005


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