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).
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort:
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.
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)
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
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
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.
the most photographed boutique inns in Florida and
listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
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.
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.
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
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!
stands still in Spring Lake. The 13 Historic Inns
Spring Lakeare 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.
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 KrisHutcheson 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.
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."
"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
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
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."
"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