Teresa Delaney has 25 years of experience in marketing communications and public relations in the hospitality and lifestyle arena, including hotels and resorts, real estate, airlines, five-star restaurants, food and beverage, and lifestyle services and products. Her expertise encompasses strategic brand development and marketing, tracking industry trends and research, organizing special events, media planning, creative support, identifying and establishing strategic marketing partnerships, crisis and internal communications.
Having held positions in several New York City luxury hotels, Teresa offers an in-house perspective and knowledge in hotel marketing as well as operations. As Director of Communications for The New York Palace, one of the Dorchester Collection, she also managed publicity for GILT, its two Michelin Star restaurant at the time. Prior to that she led the public relations effort at two of the finest hotels in New York City; ironically they grace the East and West corners of Fifth Avenue and Fifty-Fifth Street – The St. Regis and The Peninsula New York.
This hands-on experience in hotel management, operations, and crisis communications, provides her with genuine and meaningful insight into the role public relations and marketing play in a property’s success, as well as a true understanding of how to run effective campaigns that are congruent with the operation and supported by the staff.
Prior to holding these in-house positions, Teresa was the director of the travel division for Evins Communications, where she managed corporate image and branding campaigns on behalf of a stellar roster of luxury travel and lifestyle clients, including: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Hotel de Crillon, and Halekulani. Before joining Evins, Teresa was Public Relations Manager for Relais & Chateaux, an international association of over 500 small luxury inns and restaurants. Earlier account work includes Cunard Line, Government of Monaco, and Singapore Tourist Promotion Board among others.