Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. Appoints Ralph Aruzza as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 6, 2013–?Orient-Express Hotels Ltd.(NYSE:OEH,?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.
[quote]?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.?[/quote]
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.
Aruzza?s appointment follows the departure of?David Williams, the Company?s former Chief Marketing Officer, in?January 2013. Scott said, ?On behalf of?Orient-Express Hotels Ltd., I want to thank David for his contribution to the Company over the past 32 years and wish him well in his future endeavours.?
[box type=”tick”]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, Parisand 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 andMaroma 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.[/box]