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Team Members

Meet:

Dana Curatolo

Vice President

With 10+ years of experience, Dana continues to lead several of the agency's international luxury accounts-- overseeing cross-platform media strategies for clients such as Azores Getaways, Tierra Hotels, DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co, The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria and more. A seasoned PR professional, she is both personable and tenacious, with a keen strategic eye and exceptionally strong media contacts. A skillful storyteller, Dana’s passion for the industry shines through in her creative and savvy approach to PR campaign development.

She is a Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) gold award winner many times over, including winning three prestigious HSMAI Platinum Awards for VisitScotland. At LDPR, Dana’s extensive experience ranges from hosting journalists in the likes of remote Tanzania, Botswana and India to leading events with collaborative partners such as Balvenie, HUNTER Boots and Nikon Cameras. Her drive for quality and meaningful results have landed her clients in the likes of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, Saveur, The Today Show, Town & Country, DEPARTURES, Bloomberg Pursuits and many more. Dana additionally has led many of LDPR’s culinary programs and campaigns-- working with leading chefs and personalities like José Andres and the late Anthony Bourdain.

Considered the agency's European destination expert, Dana has made countless visits to Italy, Sicily, Croatia, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and beyond. Fluent in Italian and a lover of the kitchen, Dana loves exploring new destinations through its cuisine.

My Simple Pleasures: Cooking for friends and family, cozying in with a loved one, a great glass of wine, languidly reading in a café, a long walk with my dog.

Next On The Bucket List: Uruguay, Budapest and Georgia (the country not the state) are at the top of my list. And Tokyo. Which has been on there too long! I’ve long dreamt of wandering its vibrant alleyways and eating my way through the izakayas and soba shops.

Favorite Travel Quote: "A great way to learn about your country is to leave it."

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Client Testimonials

We started working with LDPR in January 2020. Even with such minimal start-up time, they rose to, or rather, went beyond, expectations in guiding us through these challenging times. We cannot imagine a better partner to weather the demands of this past year. Their knowledge, creativity and resilience, not to mention flexibility, is remarkable. The wins they were able to achieve for The Islands of Tahiti, even with border closures and stringent health protocols, are remarkable. LDPR has quickly become part of the Tahiti Tourisme family, and we look forward to a bright future and long-term collaboration.
Kristin Carlson
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Managing Director
Tahiti Tourisme
LDPR has been terrific to work with; their team professional and personable allowing for a smooth working relationship. Their efforts have produced fruitful relationships with world-class writers and editors of major hospitality publications, which have led to fantastic coverage for us. LDPR’s strategic planning and flexibility to pivot as needed and provide inspirational social support have been instrumental as we navigate through the recent hospitality upheaval. Thank you to the team at LDPR for your partnership.
Amy Taylor
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Area Director of Commercial Strategy
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Hawaii
We are so impressed with the results that LDPR delivers time and time again for both PR and social media. They are always responsive to our requests and are dynamic storytellers that move the needle. They've taken our social media presence to the next level by developing content that has created an engaged community around our resort, especially during the current pandemic. We are thankful to have them as our partner!
Melissa Michaane
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Marketing Manager
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Client Testimonials

Ocean House, Rhode Island
Every time they deliver we raise the bar, and every time we raise the bar they manage to deliver. I cannot recommend them highly enough to any luxury hotel looking for world-class public relations representation.
Daniel Hostettler
Former Managing Director of Ocean House RI
Abercrombie & Kent
Our goal in using LDPR as our New York-based national PR agency was to expand our reach and frequency in luxury lifestyle media and launch a new product line, Extreme Adventures. Impressions in 2008 tripled with placements in the New York Times, Departures, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Adventure, Elite Traveler, Men’s Journal, Vogue, InStyle and emerging social media such as Globarati, Gadling and Paradizo.
Pamela Lassers
Director, Media Relations
VisitScotland
LDPR are an extension of the VisitScotland team, consistently going above and beyond to help us achieve truly integrated activity resulting in a host of quality coverage through relationships with key media and brands. The team’s strategic guidance and ability to pivot in the face of the many challenges of 2020 has been invaluable. Their insights have undoubtedly informed our approach and elevated our work and will continue to do so as we navigate what the pandemic means for future travel.
Laura Mitchell
PR Manager
AMAN
The speed, enthusiasm, creativity and attention to detail that LDPR puts into everything they do is evidenced in the amount and quality of press coverage generated for our Aman properties. Their network of contacts is vast and they have a very positive and reliable reputation within the industry. They are very much an extension of my in-house team and a joy to work with.
Anna Nash
Chief Marketing Officer