TURNER has added Resorts World Bimini and Hilton Miami Downtown to its roster of hospitality clients. Home to the largest marina in the Bahamas, Resorts World Bimini is only 50 nautical miles from South Florida and is one of the only pet-friendly resorts on the island of Bimini. The resort offers over 10,000 feet of flexible indoor & outdoor meeting space and has 10 restaurants, bars and cafes. Hilton Miami Downtown is situated in Miami’s Performing Arts District. The property recently underwent a $45 million-dollar extensive renovation project and has 527 guest rooms and suites, as well as a rooftop pool deck and 45,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. TURNER has offices in New York, Chicago, Miami and Denver, and will soon be opening a new location in Los Angeles.
Lou Hammond Group has added Blade and Bow, Grand Luxury Group, Flightgiftcard and Hotelgift to its client roster. LHG will work on public relations, digital marketing and positioning for each client. Blade and Bow is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey distilled at the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Grand Luxury Group includes 350 properties in 50 countries, offering clients an array of upscale services and benefits. Flightgiftcard and Hotelgift are two cards from Locada B.V. that give recipients flexibility when they book flights and hotel stays. LHG has also expanded its association with the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens to provide creative, advertising and social media services. The agency will also be working on projects for Natural World Safaris, which offers wildlife and natural world tours, and Leo Trippi, a luxury ski specialist offering access to luxury chalets and apartments globally.
William Mills Agency has entered into a partnership with Validis, a data sharing and standardization technology used by three of the big four accounting firms and 80 percent of the Tier 1 banks in the U.K. WMA will work with Validis on the company’s continued expansion, particularly within the U.S. The company’s technology provides a way for lenders to acquire a small business borrower’s financial data by connecting them directly to the borrower’s accounting application. The Validis board is headed by Don Robert, former CEO of Experian; Lindsey McMurray, founder of Pollen Street Capital; and Joe Schull, who serves as head of Europe for private equity firm Warburg Pincus and is chairman of Warburg Pincus International LLC. . “Both of our teams possess years of experience and deep ties to the financial industry,” said Valdis CEO Joel Curry. “This was a key factor in our decision to partner with them.”