Anne Wild and Associates earns Lux Collective dealBy Jonas Lopez in Marcoms News on Tuesday, 15th October 2019 at 3:40pm
Independent communications agency Anne Wild and Associates (AWA) has landed Australian PR representation rights for Mauritian hospitality conglomerate The Lux Collective, reported Mumbrella.
The account win followed a pitch process that came about as Lux’s account representative in Australia relocated to a new job in Singapore after eight years of work. It also followed the agency’s recent landing of an account for Visit Maldives.
The Lux Collective comprises hotel brands LUX* Resorts and Hotels, Salt, and the Tamassa Resort in Bel Ombre, Mauritius, plus Socio, a new urban hotel set to open in 2021. The LUX* brand has properties in Mauritius, the Maldives, Reunion Island, China, Vietnam, Italy, the UAE, Turkey, and France.
“Apart from The Lux Collective’s genuine and demonstrable commitment to sustainability, so important in today’s era of heightened environmental consciousness among global travellers, we are particularly excited to elevate awareness about the group’s unique approach to luxury travel, hospitality and connections to local communities in meaningful ways – all delivered in some of the world’s top ‘bucket-list’ holiday destinations,” said AWA managing director Anne Wild.
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