Hannah Gardiner, Account Director and PR News 2019 Rising Star Award winner, brings a results driven and strategic approach to leading her accounts at J Public Relations. Creative, driven, meticulous and solution-oriented Hannah has overseen everything from global hospitality brands, boutique luxury hotels, independent restaurants to innovative technology platforms and public forums. Over the last seven plus years this Canada native has jet-setted globally and deeply understands what makes travel media tick - while also boosting her clients sales. Launching creative and meaningful campaigns that impact her clients business goals while creating a long lasting buzz in top media titles is the main focus of her role. Most recently Hannah led the successful re-opening of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and relaunch of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. Both banner campaigns resulted in millions of earned media impressions in national and impactful regional titles inclusive of feature placements in Departures, The Miami Herald, Town & Country, Robb Report, and more.
A dual-citizen, Hannah was born in Canada and raised in a small upstate New York town south of Montreal, QC in the Adirondack Park. Always searching for a bigger stage on which to shine, the University at Albany honors graduate took the chance and moved to New York City. While Hannah has lived in multiple boroughs, for the last three years she's called Brooklyn home where she enjoys constantly exploring new restaurants and bars, fitness classes, gardening and whipping up a great meal with sustainable ingredients!
Most recently Hannah has overseen the following accounts at JPR - The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami, Marriott International - The Americas, Relais & Châteaux brand globally, the Relais & Chateaux North American Delegation, InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, The Hari Hotel, and Curtain Bluff. As Account Director she acts as a trusted resource to her clients to define measurable PR goals that ladder up to their overall business and sales priorities. She leads her teams to secure impactful press and influencer results, as well as brand partnerships utilizing her vast network of contacts and industry expertise.
In the past she has represented Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts brand, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand, Triumph Hotels brand, The Surrey Hotel, Chewton Glen, Cliveden House, HALCYON - a hotel in Cherry Creek, The Palms in Turks & Caicos, Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i and Fairmont Mayakoba, among many others. Hannah has been a part of multiple brand launches, and re-launches as well as individual hotel openings including with brands such as Four Seasons, The Ritz-Carlton, Jumeirah, IHG and Destination Hotels.
Prior to joining J Public Relations, Hannah honed her communications skills interviewing many nationally and internationally known musicians as an executive producer for her university’s television network. She also interned for multiple PR firms, where she worked with a variety of clients including those in the food and beverage, higher education and technological industries. Learning both sides of the trade, prior to graduating Hannah was also a News Intern at WTEN Albany's ABC News affiliate for three months. Hannah graduated Cum Laude in 2012 as a member of Lambda Pi Eta and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.