About Us

ASA Luxury Hotel PR Agency London travel public relations consultants
Drawing upon a wealth of experience ASA Luxury evolved from Ann Scott Associates, a dynamic PR and communications agency which develops cross platform strategies to build reputations, visibility and market share.

Passionate about travel our team counts classically trained PR directors, digital experts, writers, and industry insiders amongst its members. Uniquely, our founder Ann Scott began her career in the health and wellbeing sector, before transiting to international positions as sales and marketing director for luxury hotels and travel. 

Our company specialises in marketing communications and brand development, encompassing partnerships, content and growth strategy. The powerful skill of public relations is incorporated in its broadest sense, using intimate knowledge, understanding and hands on experience of both our clients and the industry.


Jessica Levy, Managing Director

Lisa Helmanis
Jessica studied French and Hispanic Studies at The University of Nottingham, which entailed a year spent studying in Paris and working at an advertising agency in Madrid. This fuelled her love for travel, and after graduating, Jessica joined ASA Luxury. Her multi-lingual skills, attention to detail, sociable nature and knowledge of the high-performance sports and broadcast world led to a series of early promotions. Jessica gained further international events and communications experience away from ASA, working for a successful tech start up before re-joining the company in 2018 as Director. She is responsible for strategic development and delivery across the ASA Luxury client portfolio and with almost 10 years' experience working in PR and marketing, implements dynamic and creative campaigns that resonate across media platforms.

When not in the office, Jessica spends her free time discovering new London restaurants and planning her next adventure, ticking off the many destinations on her travel wish list.

Jenny Martinez, Director

Jenny MartinezJenny is in her 11th year at the company and joined us having spent a decade at the Telegraph Media Group perfecting her skills at proof-reading, fact-checking and note-taking. Her commitment to the paper ensured a rapid career path as she soon became Desk Manager for the Saturday Supplements. Constant liaison with editors and freelance journalists enabled Jenny to build a strong media network in the culture, food, travel and sports sectors.

Jenny heads up operations at ASA Luxury and oversees all our events. When not working, she can be found riding across the Kent countryside.

Ann Scott, Founding Director

Ann Scott
After studying the sciences moved into the health and wellness world as a practitioner. She was invited by Dennis Davidson to join DDA, leading public relations company focused on film, with a growing leisure business.

Within six months Ann joined the board opening a new luxury hotel in Cairo. A year later Geoffrey and Jorie Kent invited her to become Sales & Marketing Director of Abercrombie & Kent, setting up a ground handling operation in Egypt and launching the company as a tour operator in the UK; she consulted the company for 17 years during which time set up Ann Scott Associates in 1982. Ann delivers a deep heuristic knowledge of luxury travel excelling at understanding just the stories press need to hear and clients need to tell. 

Ann practices yoga daily, plays tennis and golf, is committed to the piano and speaks Italian.

Lisa Helmanis, Digital Strategy & Content

Lisa HelmanisA polymath with a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University, Lisa achieved a postgraduate in Journalism, going on to write travel, wellness and lifestyle content for, amongst others, the Sunday Telegraph, GQ, Red and the Candy brothers. After launching and editing a publication for the Sunday Times, Lisa worked for tech start up icon Brent Hoberman. This encouraged her to embrace her entrepreneurial instincts to develop a unique marketing consultancy that grows businesses through a combination of storytelling, data and strategy. 

From site traffic growing articles to evocative video she oversees digital strategy and content, crafting the right format for the right platforms and delivered through the best mediums for ASA luxury. 

Lisa counts travel, painting, interior design and cooking as her passions.

Millie Midgley, Account Manager

Jessica StaleyMillie started her career as a portrait artist after gaining a degree in Fine Art at Loughborough University. She was invited to join the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and exhibit her work at the Mall Galleries. Millie was also a contestant in Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2017. She moved on to manage events and marketing for a prestigious Mayfair gallery before finding her niche in Public Relations. In addition to being highly motivated and organised, Millie draws on her creative assets to coordinate effective PR campaigns for her clients.

In her spare time Millie has a lifelong love of competitive sports and fitness activities. She plays centre for two local London netball teams every week, and swims or runs daily.