Karen Weiner Escalera is President and Chief Strategist of KWE Partners, a marketing and public relations firm specializing in luxury travel, hospitality and lifestyle. She has more than 35 years’ experience in the field, first in New York City and now based in Miami, counseling top executives at a “who’s who” of global hotel chains, boutique resorts, cruise lines, real estate developments, and government tourism boards. Her firm’s PR and marketing campaigns have been cited as setting the standard by influential media ranging from Ad Age, Nation’s Business, and Fortune Small Business, to CBS, leading industry journals, and USA Today and she pens an internationally syndicated newletter on luxury travel and lifestyle trends.
Karen has worked as public relations director for Hilton International, and was a contributor to the Chicago Tribune and the Boston Globe. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. She’s also a successful consumer blogger, editor of www.miamicurated.com, a blog on quality food, fashion, and culture in Miami as well as travel tips.
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