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About Us

Waldburg Communications is a Munich-based integrated communications boutique, which specializes in luxury brands. We know from experience that a brand’s or product‘s “story“ can only be credibly conveyed on an ongoing basis via a made-to-measure communications concept which reaches far beyond the borders of the classic PR spectrum.

Our mission statement enforces our key values of servicing our clients in a personal, authentic and friendly manner, with full commitment and sense of responsibility. Only by fully understanding what makes a brand and the people behind it tick, can we strategically plan and creatively implement custom-made solutions.

It is our goal to constantly keep our fingers on the pulse of the latest trends and challenges in and around the global travel and luxury markets, which enables us to always prepare for change and adapt in time.

We believe that our success is not entirely due to our expertise but also because we are passionate about our jobs, our clients and their stories, which we love to tell!

Senior Team

Caroline von Waldburg

Caroline is a communications expert who, through her extensive network and profound industry knowledge has turned Waldburg Communications into one of the leading luxury travel and lifestyle PR companies in German speaking Europe. She has 15 years PR experience specialising exclusively in luxury travel, spa and hospitality brands. She has represented some of the most prestigious brands in the industry, most notably as the agency lead for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in the UK.

Before working in PR she was a television and newspaper journalist in Berlin for 6 years. She studied history at Oxford University and has lived and worked in London, Madrid, Berlin and Munich.

In 2010, Caroline founded Waldburg PR in Munich to bring her wealth of experience, connections and creativity to a carefully curated collection of like-minded brands and introduce a more personalised, high-impact approach to travel PR in the German markets. Caroline grew up in Germany and Australia, is married and has 3 children. She is highly energetic, a true networker and always full of ideas.

Caroline is fluent in German, English, French and Spanish.

Lena Tönnies

Lena has years of experience in PR, from both an agency and a corporate side. Her comprehensive training as a journalist adds to her many skills. Lena’s knowledge and experience equip her with an excellent understanding of the issues, needs and requirements of all stakeholders when it comes to the development and implementation of 360 degree PR strategies. Our team efforts are complemented by her expertise in the areas of luxury goods, beauty and fashion.

Lena is a “natural born traveler” and feels exactly in the right place at WALDBURG COMMUNICATIONS, injecting the office with her legendary Sagittarius optimism. Even in the busiest of times, she always remains optimistic, calm and focused.

Juliane Loretz

Thanks to having worked at one of the world’s finest hotel groups, her father being a travel and lifestyle journalist, Juliane has hospitality in her blood and an innate understanding of the industry. Following her apprenticeship and work at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group she gained valuable experience in PR and digital marketing. Through her no-nonsense and hands-on approach she has quickly become an invaluable member of the team. 

Kika Mantzouridou

Kika has 20 years experience working in renowned PR agencies specializing on international premium and lifestyle brands in the areas of sports, fashion, lifestyle and beauty. She has been awarded several merit awards by former employers.

Kika is highly knowledgeable in these areas and unrivalled in terms diplomacy and structure. Furthermore she has a great talent of being able to abduct her dialogue partners into our paradisiacal travel destinations. Born in Greece, she often misses the sun – she is therefore over the moon when she can escape the winter months.

Kika is a yoga fanatic, which probably explains why she is always in balance with a permanent positive aura and a relaxed attitude towards life.

Anabel Mellinghoff

Anabel is our jukebox when it comes to marketing. With over 15 years of experience in international companies and various PR and advertising agencies within the culture & luxury industry, she always hits the right note. This is not only due to her passion for stringed instruments, but also to her versatile education in marketing, communication and sustainability at home and abroad. Her endless horizon of ideas, her sense for beauty and her open mind are shaped by her curiosity for foreign countries and cultures. Back in Munich she loves ski & art tours as well as long walks with her West Highland Terrier Byron.

Lieschen Saint Julien-Wallsee

Lieschen studied communication sciences and history in Vienna, completed various professional stations, including at a gallery in New York, at an international luxury brand in Munich and for many years at a global service company in Vienna. She has been pursuing her professional passion for a few years now, working in the event and PR industry and supporting Waldburg Communications out of Vienna. 

Carolina von Canal

With almost 18 years of experience in the media industry, Carolina worked in various publishing houses and PR agencies after her fashion design studies and spent 14 years as beauty editor of the German VOGUE. Her focus is on beauty, wellness, SPA and travel. After an inspiring expat time in Shanghai with her family, she started her own business with Communication & Content Consulting. With her beauty know-how and good network in the media industry, she works as a (freelance) Senior Account Manager with us.

Illy Hoyos

After studying business administration in Vienna, Illy Hoyos gained professional experience in New York and Hong Kong. She landed in London to work in the financial sector. Then she went to Madrid, where she worked for a bank. Back in Vienna, she was finally able to pursue her passion and has been working in the event and PR industry for many years.