Leigh Cort Publicity - Effective Public Relations
Travel is a cultural smorgasbord of destinations. We specialize in media coverage for distinctive historic inns, hotels and bed & breakfasts, and write the words that tell the story. When one of our press releases becomes the story in a magazine or newspapers, we know we've hit the bulls-eye with just the right balance of media coverage and descriptive style. Creating a catchy headline doesn't happen by chance.

'Calendars of events' are always interested in the media coverage we develop for our inn clients, from senior, romance or cultural promotions to planning special events that partner with other businesses/organizations in their area. We always try to think 'outside of the box' and excite them with a special twist that makes their job easier.

Feature story in the May/June 2009 issue of Aviation for Women magazine about Eagle Island (pages 12-13).

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Click here to read the Jacksonville Magazine's article on local hospitality legend Sterling Joyce Jr.

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort: As the new year turns a page in history, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island is celebrating a Diamond Anniversary as one of America's legendary gems of hospitality. With its rich southern heritage spanning 75 years of island evolution and advancements, the hotel's distinctive Mediterranean architecture has secured its place in history. The story continues today as a destination of immeasurable riches. The seaside paradise combines pleasure and practicality in a setting heralded by guests since it opened in 1935.

Click here to read more about King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort>

Click here to read about the King and Prince in FORE Georgia>
Click here to read about the King and Prince in Examiner>

ROYAL TREATMENT EXTENDED TO ALL AT THE KING AND PRINCE RESORT>

Exhale Magazine Article on The King And Prince Resort>
King and Prince Video Feature on News 4>

San Marco Magazine Summer 2011 - The King and Prince Article

Living the Luxe Life | Design Is Magazine - Dec. 2011

King and Prince: A forward-looking resort with history on St. Simons Island

The Casa Marina opened its doors onto an expanse of the Jacksonville beaches in 1924, when every postcard of the era announced 'World's Finest Beach'. It has remained a fascinating landmark of Florida history with many forgotten moments in the vast drama of the 1920's. Her mystery is that she must have seen it all. Gracefully poised on the dunes of the Atlantic, it's a member of National Trust of Historic Hotels of America™.


The historic Casa Marina Hotel offers a very special Room and Suite rate to members of the Womens Food Alliance! From Sunday thru Thursday, reserve an ocean view accommodation For $69! (based on hotel availability)

Call the Casa Marina Hotel at 904-270-0025 and visit www.CasaMarinaHotel.com for special WFA rate and events.



This month's edition of Spirit Magazine (published by Southwest Airlines) features a 20 page article about Jacksonville. For those of you who won't be flying Southwest during the month of February, you may read the article by clicking here.

Click here to view the recent article about Casa Marina on LeftLaneNews.com>
www.gogolfandtravel.com - CASA MARINA - by Ed Stone>
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS - April 2010 - LIVING/travel>



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Eagle Island is one of America's most secluded private islands on the Atlantic coast. Only a 10-minute boat ride from Darien, Georgia (a small fishing town 60 miles south of Savannah), it features the Eagle Lodge. Completely outfitted with luxurious amenities, the Lodge comes with an uninhibited 10-acre private island! Eagle Lodge sits alone - surrounded by wildlife and flora in their natural environment, offering peace, quiet and complete seclusion. Thousands of acres of Georgia coastal marsh cut the lodge off from the rest of the world.

Eagle Island FEATURED in London Times>

Feature on Eagle Island>
Wendy's owner starts over as an Island Getaways Owner>
Super story about Eagle Island>
Eagle Island on CNHI News>
Trazzler.com - JULY 2010 - Eagle Island
JUNE 2010 - Luxury Living Magazine
Eagle Island: Owner Andy Hill Inspires Wake and Wander
Eagle Island Private Island - Luxury Travel

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St. Francis Inn (circa 1791), built by Senor Gaspar Garcia in St. Augustine, is constructed of native coquina shells with a private courtyard where guests hide away from the bustle of the 'ancient city', yet within steps of the treasures of the City. Along with its sister inn, the Casa de Solana (circa 1821), they are both an oasis of Spanish/English comfort, mystery and charm. The St. Francis Inn is a member of 'Select Registry®, a Distinguished Inn of North America.

 

One of the most photographed boutique inns in Florida and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Casablanca Inn is a graceful Mediterranean revival beauty built in 1914. The sprawling verandas and alluring Tini Martini Bar put the Casablanca into another realm of hospitality overlooking St. Augustine's Bayfront and famed Bridge of Lions.
The 5 Inns of Elegance are the most celebrated collection of romantic bed & breakfast inns in St. Augustine, Florida. All are in the heart of the famed Historic District within walking distance to shops, restaurants, galleries and the 'magic' of America's Oldest City (circa 1561). From the glories of Imperial Spain to the Victorian Grandeur of the 19th Century, brick-paved streets still echo the clip-clop passage of timeless history.

Click here to read more about the Inns of Elegance>
Click here to read an article about the Inns of Elegance>
Click here to read the Flavors Magazine article on St. Augustine>
Click here to read the Somos Online article on St. Augustine>
Click Here to read about St. Augustine's rich, culinary diversity>

Orlando Home & Leisure Nov. 2011 - A New Spin on an Old City

Heading west into the blazing sunlight that reflects in the shimmering Gulf of Mexico and then along Gulf of Mexico Drive to the Sandpiper Inn on Longboat Key, it becomes apparent that this is the 'forgotten Florida' and a truly unique destination. The privacy and serenity of Sandpiper Inn sweeps you away into a little piece of paradise as you walk under the arched entry. Although the island's historical benchmarks date in stages from centuries past when the island hosted Indian vacationers, Spanish soldiers seeking gold, Cuban fisherman and finally settled by pioneer families in the early 20th century, one can still feel as if they were the first people to arrive. The extreme splendor and quiet that surrounds you on Longboat Key, particularly in the Sandpiper Inn's garden, takes you along a path to the majestic Gulf of Mexico and a private beach hideaway prominently positioned on the dunes of the Gulf!
Time stands still in Spring Lake. The 13 Historic Inns Spring Lake are a distinguished collection of Victorian Inns and Boutique Hotels (circa 1870-1888) in a radiantly refined New Jersey seashore town. So near to Philadelphia and Manhattan, Spring Lake is renowned as a seaside paradise where guests enjoy the privacy and tranquility of one of America's premiere resorts nicknamed the 'Irish Riviera' by its pedigreed land barons.

Click here to read the Bucks County Town & Country Living article>

Horse Stamp Inn - For Guests Who Enjoy Tranquility, Beauty and Luxury

IMAGINE YOUR CARES MELTING AWAY as you drive along Horse Stamp Church Road ~ making up for lost time in a place where time stands still. Tom and Kris Hutcheson had a vision for their exquisite Horse Stamp Inn, a sanctuary where one can feel at peace. The Inn is tucked away in a quiet little hamlet, nestled on a secluded tree-covered property with expansive green fields, rustic horse barn and artesian fresh water pond. Drive through the gate and arrive at one of the most handsome Southern mansions that whispers "relax". Together the Hutcheson's have designed an Inn where simple pleasures mean so much. The rooms and suite at the Inn reflect a style of décor and luxury that pairs perfectly with its famous Horse Namesake. They are all tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings and thoughtful creature comforts to make each stay a beautiful memory. Although the Horse Stamp Inn is far from reality and a world apart, the Hutcheson's warm welcome will make guests feel like they're coming home.

Bed and breakfast welcomes animals, really big animals Florida Times-Union

What a pleasure and standing in awe of how you pull off these very difficult maneuvers of media trips. Dealing with various personalities, disruption in schedules and even the periodic fireman showing up, you definitely came to play the Pro-Game. It's great working with you.    

Tom & Kris Hutcheson, Horse Stamp Inn ~ Waverly, Georgia

Leigh, once again, you have WOWED us.  Thank you for all the hard work and effort put into this media trip. We have visions of things to come and the places we can "go" on the efforts you have put forth on our behalf.    

Teresa Scott Jacobson, Azalea Inn & Gardens, Savannah GA

"The King and Prince Beach & Golf resort has had the pleasure of working with Ms. Leigh Cort for almost two years and we have benefited greatly from that relationship. Once we hired Leigh to handle our Public Relations the awareness of the King and Prince increased dramatically and I give credit to the three Travel Writer familiarization trips Leigh co-ordinated and hosted for that success. Leigh definitely knows the travel market and she uses that expertise to positively and successfully promote the King and Prince throughout the United States. I could not be more pleased with Leigh's efforts and look forward continuing our partnership for years to come."

Michael B Johnson | Vice President of Resort Operations SSI

"We can not thank you enough for all of your expertise in putting our Inn's video together and of course your amazing voice just gave it the icing on the cake. We can't imagine why anyone would not want to stay at the Westcott House now, so I am looking forward to the phones ringing!!"

Joy and Andrew Warren, Proprietors
The Bayfront Westcott House

"Leigh, your hard work, focus, attention to detail, awareness and having fun with your work makes my job easy. Thank you for the confidence to take Eagle Island to the next level of service and excellence. Thanks again for all your efforts and time."

Andy Hill
www.PrivateIslandsofGeorgia.com 

"Leigh is a relentless, positive, PR person (better known as the blonde babe)!"

Nancy Kaloostian, Owner
The Ocean House, Spring Lake, New Jersey

"We have never worked with anyone with the attention to detail, drive to perfection and energy that Leigh Cort brings to the table...and that includes our years with the Westin, Hilton and Sheraton chains. We are blessed to have her representing us; she is a class AND fun act!"

Andy & Barbara Seaman, Owners
Spring Lake Inn Hotel

"Leigh has diligently been guiding and directing our PR campaigns for the Casa and St. Francis Inns; she's been directly responsible for a significant increase of regional, national and int'l. media coverage including radio, print, online and TV. Her personal relationships with multi-media journalists and editors has given us exposure that we might never have received on our own."

Joe Finnegan, Owner, Casa de Solana

"What a resource. Not only does Leigh have the contacts to reach any media outlet, she has a passion and personal relationship with every property she represents. Her knowledge and desire for success is second to none. Leigh is a crucial part of our team, we couldn't do it without her."

Mark Vandeloo, General Manager, Casa Marina Hotel

"The best thing we did was to hire Leigh Cort. I'm amazed at the publicity, energy and the single driven purpose this woman has and her commitment to her clients."

Casablanca Inn

"One of the very smartest things I have done for my business is to engage Leigh Cort Publicity!! Not only is Leigh creative and resourceful, but she is a delight to work with.....and talk about results..... WOW! ....no make that DOUBLE WOW!! Thanks to the events and projects we have done together, our Inn has taken on a much more defined path and our results are improving each month."

Lynne Fairfield, Owner of Inn on Charlotte, St. Augustine

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us 904.806.3613, email us, or use our online request form.


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