French Leave Resort Resort Names Diamond Public Relations Agency Of Record


Diamond Public Relations has added the exclusive Bahamian resort, French Leave Resort, managed by Shaner Hotels, to its roster of award-winning travel clients. The Miami-based agency will manage North American public relations efforts for the property to increase awareness, both nationally and regionally, for the signature boutique resort, which will launch as part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in November 2016. 

Situated on the tranquil island of Eleuthera, French Leave Resort overlooks one of the most beautiful pink sand beaches and picturesque harbors in the world, Cupid's Cay, which is the birthplace of the Bahamas dating back to 1648.

The project represents the first construction of true seafront cottages on Governor’s Harbour since the late 1940s, as the 270-acre site had been unavailable for private ownership for more than seven decades. Featuring four expansive seafront cottages, each elegantly decorated with British colonial interiors, French Leave also boasts a freshwater pool, fitness center, special events lawn, two mega yacht slips, as well as one of the island's best restaurants, 1648 Bar & Grille. Following its launch as part of the Autograph Collection, the property is slated to expand to 12 bungalows in December 2016, and will grow to 20 cottages within the coming year.

French Leave Resort has so many stories to tell; from its historic Bahamian past and design, to its renowned restaurant, and its transition to the Autograph Collection,” said Jody Diamond, President of Diamond Public Relations. “We have worked with Shaner Hotels on a number of projects, and they always bring a distinct level of precision and care to each property. This project is no different, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring French Leave to the forefront of the North American market.”

Diamond Public Relations brings more than 35 years of experience to clients, including significant expertise within the Caribbean region and with the Marriott brand. With a diverse group of professionals, hailing from across the country, and beyond, the progressive travel and lifestyle PR agency has won numerous industry awards for its innovative campaigns, including: The HSMAI Adrian Awards, Bulldog Awards, Travel and Leisure Magazine’s Smitty Awards, and the Social Hotel Awards.


Shaner Hotel Group is one of the foremost owner-operator companies in the hospitality industry with more than 50 hotel properties owned and managed across the U.S., Italy and the Bahamas. New properties are constantly evaluated as the Shaner Hotel Group continues a conservative, yet opportunistic approach to growth. Shaner is an approved management company and franchisee of Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Hotels Corporation, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Choice Hotels. For more information about the company and its divisions visit


Diamond Public Relations is an award-winning travel, tourism and lifestyle public relations firm based in South Florida. Combining proven public relations practices with forward-thinking strategies, Diamond PR offers passionate campaigns for destination, restaurant, resort and lifestyle clients. For more information visit Follow us on Twitter at @DiamondPR and Facebook at

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