Donna K. Smith International Public Relations offers the experienced representation of an established firm combined with the flexibility, low cost, and personal service of a small boutique agency. We offer a full range of services including organizing and escorting press visits, arranging interviews and sight inspections by journalists, providing overall image consultation and strategy, hosting special events and promotions, and serving as our client's primary information source for the North American media.
Donna Smith - President
Donna began her career in 1988 working for Mary Homi International Public Relations as an account executive. This firm represented the top luxury hotels and resorts in the world and was founded in 1970 by Mary Homi, former president of Leading Hotels of the World (then known as HRI). Donna worked with Mary (advancing to Vice President) until Mary's retirement in 1998, at which time they organized a smooth transition of the business to Donna's ownership.
In the many years with Mary Homi, Donna honed her skills and made the media contacts which are instrumental to her success today. Donna managed a wide variety of services for prestigious clients, from organizing an Italian culinary festival hosted by the world renowned Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Hotel Splendido in Portofino, and the Villa San Michele in Florence, to organizing and executing television travel specials.
For over 20 years, Donna has worked with the finest hotels, resorts, trains, and cruise lines in the industry. In association with Mary Homi, past clients have included Hayman Island Resort in Australia, Brenner's Park Hotel in Baden-Baden, Le Trianon Palace in Versailles, the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express and Eastern & Oriental Express Trains, and The Sea Goddess I and II cruise ships.
Donna has organized and escorted over 65 press trips to 30 properties in 8 countries. Her efforts on behalf of her clients have yielded numerous awards from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International's Golden Bell Awards Competition, the largest and most prestigious industry event of its kind.
Building on the traditions of Mary Homi, Donna K. Smith International Public Relations focuses exclusively on the luxury travel market and provides personalized service to the clients. For every client, all details of service, from image consultation to press visits, are handled personally by Donna.