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Orient-Express Hotels Appoints Kristyn Brinker as National Sales Manager
for the 435-room Charleston Place Hotel in South Carolina

NEW YORK, NY (May 11, 2012)
Charleston Place Hotel , located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, appoints Kristyn Brinker as National Sales Manager. In her new role at the iconic 435-room Orient-Express property, Brinker will oversee group sales originating from South Carolina and the Washington, D.C. area. Ideal for groups of all sizes, Charleston Place features the award-winning Charleston Grill; Palmetto Café; The Thoroughbred Club; The Spa; more than 30,000 square feet banquet, conference and seminar services; and the Riviera Theater.

No stranger to the luxury hospitality industry or the diverse tourism products in South Carolina, Brinker was most recently the Director of Mid-Atlantic Sales at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, where she achieved impressive monthly revenue and room night goals. Her expertise in regional markets also includes her sales role at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, where she focused on the South Carolina, North Carolina and Mid-Atlantic markets. Brinker complements the Charleston Place team with an extensive hotel operations background, including front desk and catering.

About Charleston Place
Consistently ranked among the best hotels in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand, 17th century residence, from its lush personal suites to the Italian marble lobby with its signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier. The staff of Charleston Place is dedicated to indulging its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality, and has become the choice of celebrities, princes and politicians, including Richard Gere, Prince Charles, Mel Gibson, Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Streisand, to name a few.  Guests can enjoy the hotel’s full service European-style spa and horizon-edge swimming pool with retractable glass roof.  Charleston Place is centrally located, surrounded by historic homes and buildings, and within strolling distance of the city’s delightful shops, galleries and restaurants. To book, please call 800-383-2335, or for more information, visit

About Orient-Express (NYSE: OEH,
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 brand embraces 46 hotel, cruise and luxury rail businesses in 23 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, two river cruise operations and the ‘21’ Club, one of New York’s most iconic restaurants and watering holes.


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The Brandman Agency

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Orient-Express Hotels Appoints Richard M. Levine as Chief Legal Officer / February 2012

Orient-Express Appoints Ali Kasikci as Regional Managing Director for North America, Mexico & the Caribbean / December 2011

Paul White Resigns as CEO of Orient-Express Hotels; Chairman Bob Lovejoy Named Interim CEO / July 2011

Orient-Express Hotels Appoints Bob Lovejoy as Chairman of the Board and Names Two New Directors to its Eight Member Board / June 2011

Chairman James Hurlock and Founder James Sherwood to Retire From Orient-Express Board Of Directors; Director Bob Lovejoy Expected to Become Chairman / March 2011

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd Appoints Roy Paul as Chief Development Officer / January 2011

Raymond Blanc Appointed Vice President, Orient-Express Hotels Ltd / December 2010
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