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Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. and the Indian Hotels Company Ltd. and Montezemolo & Partners

HAMILTON, Bermuda , October 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. (NYSE:OEH, http://www.orient-express.com) today confirmed that it has received an unsolicited letter from The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and certain other members of the Tata group of companies dated October 18, 2012 , and included in IHCL's SEC Schedule 13D/A filing of the same date, with an unsolicited proposal by those parties and a fund controlled by Montezemolo & Partners to acquire all outstanding shares of Orient-Express Hotels Ltd.

The Board of Directors of Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. expects to evaluate the proposal carefully and respond in due course in accordance with the best interests of the Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. and its shareholders.

Contacts:

Martin O'Grady        
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer        
Tel: +44-20-3117-1333        
E: martin.ogrady@orient-express.com        

Vicky Legg
Director, Corporate Communications
Tel: +44 20 3117 1380
E: vicky.legg@orient-express.com

SOURCE Orient-Express Hotels Ltd