Lou Hammond & Associates Celebrates 25-Year Partnership with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

January 27, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Media News
NEW YORK Little did anyone know that January 1, 1987 was to be an important date in the history of public relations. It was when Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Lou Hammond & Associates (LH&A), a leading name in travel and high-end lifestyle public relations, joined forces. The partnership has only grown stronger as the years have progressed.

During the tenure, the Group's portfolio of hotels has expanded from six to 41 under operation and in development in key destinations around the globe. The Group is well recognized for its award-winning hotels and for providing 21st-century luxury with oriental charm.

"Lou Hammond & Associates has been very important to the development of our public relations campaigns in the Americas for 25 years, helping to establish the Group as the benchmark of excellence," said Jill Kluge, Group Director of Communications for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

"This longevity is a highlight of our agency's history since our founding in 1984," said Chairman Lou Hammond, who was named to the PR News Hall of Fame in 2010. "Our partnership is a result of Mandarin Oriental's respect for public relations along with great people doing great work."

In honor of this achievement, LH&A has "adopted" a bench in New York City's Central Park, very near Mandarin Oriental, New York, with a plaque commemorating the silver anniversary. To facilitate the initiative, the agency participated in the Central Park Conservancy Adopt-A-Bench Program.

Headquartered in a 1902 townhouse in midtown Manhattan with offices in Palm Beach and Charleston, S.C., Lou Hammond & Associates has expanded from its beginnings with from three employees and three clients to 40 employees and 40 clients that span the globe today.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels and resorts. The Group now operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 26 countries, with 18 hotels in Asia, 12 in The Americas and 11 in Europe and the Middle East. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 12 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

For more information, visit www.mandarinoriental.com.

About Lou Hammond & Associates

Lou Hammond & Associates is a mid-sized, award-winning agency serving global lifestyle clients. Founded in 1984 by Lou Rena Hammond, it is independently owned and headquartered in New York, with full-service offices in Palm Beach and Charleston, S.C.

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