Luxury Hospitality and Real Estate Public Relations Firm C&R Taps Industry Veteran Emily Venugopal to Lead New York Office as it Expands in its 10th Year

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Luxury Hospitality and Real Estate Public Relations Firm C&R Expands New York Office with Industry Veteran Emily Venugopal as Lead

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Award-winning, Los Angeles-based public relations firm C&R has hired luxury travel and real estate PR veteran Emily Venugopal to lead its new Manhattan office. The move further positions C&R as a leading full-service agency with strong bi-coastal connections for its international clients and deepens the level of services and relationships for current and future partners. A seasoned communications specialist with an extensive background in luxury hotels, travel and real estate, Venugopal is charged with ensuring overall client success; cultivating and growing relationships with leading journalists, partners and tastemakers; developing a talented East Coast team and furthering the agency’s global footprint.

"As we celebrate our 10th year, we’re perfectly positioned to solidify our capabilities in New York. Emily has an excellent reputation in our industry, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her lead our new office on Madison Avenue,” said C&R Co-Founder Pieter Ruig.

“It’s been a long-term, strategic plan to expand our existing footprint on the East Coast. We see a tremendous opportunity to not only have a stellar bi-coastal team, but to further enhance the offering for our existing and future clients as it relates to media, strategic partnerships and brand awareness,” added C&R Co-Founder Spencer Castillo.

As part of its global client roster including Asia, Mexico, Hawaii and the West Coast, C&R also represents a substantial number of flagship hotels and developments on the East Coast and Caribbean. Current clients include: Palmetto Bluff, Mayakoba, Four Seasons Residences Anguilla, Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay, Pendry Natirar, Thompson Nashville, and Port Ferdinand in Barbados. Venugopal will build on the agency’s existing portfolio of destinations, luxury hotels and real estate developments and sustain winning, long-term relationships by taking on a considered, thoughtful approach to selecting and building partnerships.

Most recently, Venugopal led global PR and strategic partnership efforts for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The Royal Atlantis Residences in Dubai. Prior to this, she was in-house director of public relations at The Pierre, a Taj Hotel in New York City. In addition, she has spent more than a decade working at some of London, Miami and New York’s finest PR agencies overseeing luxury hotel and travel clients in diverse locations including North America, India, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.

She was raised in the UK and holds a BA Hons in Media Studies from Sheffield Hallam University.

About C&R
An award-winning, Los Angeles-based PR firm with global reach, C&R specializes in full-service public relations for premium travel and real estate brands. Critical thinkers and true collaborators, C&R prides itself on working closely with clients and having a fundamental understanding of their business goals—allowing the development of creative strategies that drive real, success-oriented results. A few current and long-term partners include: Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts; Montage and Pendry Residences; Hualalai Resort; The Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Resort; Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants La Peer, Everly and Sawyer hotels; Woodside Hotels & Resorts; InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills; Four Seasons Resort O’ahu at Ko Olina; and Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, North San Diego.

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