One & Only hires global PR chief

One & Only Resorts has hired rival luxury hotel chain Shangri-La’s group director of PR Julia Record as its first global director of PR.

Managing agencies across nine countries, Record will promote the company’s new resorts and hotels planned for the Maldives, South Africa and Cuba. It operates six resorts and three managed resorts, and plans to expand to 20 properties in the next three years.

Record, who will relocate from Hong Kong to London, said: ‘One & Only is a more PR-focused firm [than Shrangri-La] with a bigger network of agencies.’ She will report to sales and marketing senior vice-president Helen McCabe-Young.

One & Only is owned by Kerzner International, which is yet to appoint an agency to its UK corporate PR account.

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