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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Sunday, May 5, 2013

El Encanto Opens Exclusive Cabana Home…Away From Home

On the heels of last month’s successful reopening, El Encanto by Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. now opens doors to Cabana Home…away from home.


The first satellite boutique by Cabana Home features a collection of curated items, including Loro Piana cashmere throws, MacDuff Everton’s “The Book of Santa Barbara,” Fresco Terry beach bags, hand-poured candles by Aquiesse, Il Fustino olive oil and vinegar, and more.

“It was important to select a partner that aligns with the authentic travel experiences of the luxury Orient-Express brand, as well as El Encanto’s personalized service philosophy. Cabana Home fits exactly what we were looking for. The exclusive boutique by the beloved local company will complement the unique Santa Barbara lifestyle we are offering our guests,” said Laura McIver, El Encanto General Manger.

“We are thrilled to be working with such a local icon like El Encanto,” stated Cabana Home principal Caroline Thompson. “Our goal is to provide guests with a take home reminder of wonderful El Encanto memories until they return to visit the resort. All of our fine gifts and home accessories have been carefully selected from our very own local artisans and favorite resources in Santa Barbara.”

In addition to the shopping experience at the on-site boutique, available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends, El Encanto also offers in-room shopping for select items from Cabana Home…away from home.

About El Encanto

Located in Santa Barbara’s American Riviera, the meticulously restored El Encanto reopens in March 2013 as part of the luxurious Orient-Express portfolio. The iconic early 20th-century property is situated atop a hillside, offering sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Nestled amid seven acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with a historic trellised lined arbor and lily pond, El Encanto’s 92 bungalows offer a secluded retreat. Designed in quintessential California bungalow styles, El Encanto offers an authentic setting for romance and rediscovery. Following its reopening, guests will enjoy a beautifully appointed boutique spa, signature restaurant featuring California coastal cuisine and a Santa Barbara dedicated wine list, a sumptuous outdoor swimming pool, a window-lined ballroom with private terrace, three meeting rooms with panoramic ocean views, and an array of outdoor event venues. http://www.elencanto.com

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. http://www.orient-express.com.

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