HAMILTON, Bermuda--(www.orient-express.com), owner, part owner or manager of 46 luxury hotel, restaurant, tourist train and river cruise properties in 22 countries, today announced the appointment of Ralph Aruzza as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, effective February 26, 2013. Based in London, Aruzza will be responsible for strategic marketing, global sales and corporate communications departments.February 6, 2013)--Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. (NYSE:OEH,
“I worked with Ralph Aruzza for many years at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, where he played a central role in building our brand positioning strategy and customer relationship management tools,” said John M. Scott, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Ralph has a strong results driven track record in sales, having established an industry leading distribution organization that delivered revenue increases across all business segments. I am confident that he can be immediately effective in leading our global sales disciplines, while taking the strategic marketing of our properties to the next level.”
Aruzza, who has 35 years of experience in the luxury hotel
sector, had been Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Rosewood
Hotels & Resorts since 2006. During his seven year tenure at
Rosewood, he oversaw all strategic brand initiatives and global sales
networks, while directing the Channel Management and Customer
Relationship Management disciplines. Aruzza began his career at Hyatt
Hotels & Resorts and held various marketing positions at Four
Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and
Camberley Hotels and Coastal Hotel Group.
About Orient-Express Hotels Ltd.
Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. is a luxury hotel company and sophisticated adventure travel operator which seeks to deliver memorable experiences that are the ultimate expression of each destination's authentic culture. The Company has offered exceptional luxury travel experiences since 1976, when it purchased Hotel Cipriani in Venice and then shortly thereafter recreated the celebrated Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, linking London, Paris and Venice, along with other European cities. Today the Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. brand embraces 46 hotel, cruise and luxury rail businesses in 22 countries, including distinctive properties such as Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Hotel Ritz Madrid, Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Maroma Resort and Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The Company also operates six luxury tourist trains, three river cruise operations and one of New York’s most iconic restaurants. www.orient-express.com
Martin O'Grady, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Vicky Legg, Director, Corporate Communications