We’re architects of high-impact strategic communications campaigns for luxury brands in travel, residential real estate and retail – every aspect of great living!

SDA collectively has nearly nine decades of global experience launching and representing luxury brands. Every single client representation, legendary and current, began with a launch we keep the interest fresh throughout the lifecycle of the hotel, resort, spa, restaurant, boutique or residential community. We’re honored to represent clients who offer experiences on all seven continents. Publicity is only one of the inventive strategies we use to create and sustain brand interest. SDA drives client awareness, brand reputation and revenue. With offices in New York and Honolulu, we offer clients an expanded 15-hour work day.

Expert Services Include:

  Launching new brands 
  Creating demand with strategic insights 
  Driving sales for bottom-line results
  Unrivaled media access
  High value press visits with a point of view
  Customized alliances and affiliations
  Savvy content creation 
  Engaging creative narrative

  Trend-spotting and thought leadership
  Bylined articles, speeches
  Client social media programming
  Public affairs and crisis management
  Content, website and brochure writing
  Online reputation management
  Promotions and special events
  Community relations

“SDA has been working closely with Swire Hotels since 2008. We have found their style positive, innovative, reliable and refreshingly practical. The services and individuals that SDA has provided to our hotels have always proven to be friendly, professional and of the highest quality. I have always found SDA to be a pleasure to work with and have no hesitation in recommending Sheila Donnelly & Associations to other companies.”
Brian Williams, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN‍‍‍‍‍‍, Swi‍‍‍re Hotels

“Sheila has credibility, reputation, and I pick up the phone when she calls knowing that I’m going to be surprised, entertained, and not have my time wasted.”
Richard David Story, FORMER Editor-in-Chief, Departures

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Resorts & Residential

Hospitality

51 Buckingham Gate, UK
Ananda in the Himalayas, India
Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida
Bushcamp ‍‍‍Company, Africa
Chanel Ala Moana
Elbow Beach Hotel, Bermuda
Enchantment Resort, Arizona
Haimark Limited
Haimark Line
Kahala Hotel, Hawai‘i
Lodge at Koele, Lana‘i, Hawai‘i
Manele Bay Hotel, Lana‘i, Hawai‘iMauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawai‘i

Ambergris Cay, Turks & Caicos
Azzurra, California
Baha Mar Resort, Bahamas
Baha Mar Residences, Bahamas
casenove+loyd
Castiglion del Bosco, Italy
Colony Capital, California
Dillingham Ranch,
Hawai‘i
Discovery Land, Halele'a
Ellerstina Polo Club & Equestrian Center, Costa Rica
The Ford Plantation, Georgia
‍‍‍Four Seasons Resort Langkawi‍‍‍
The Greenbrier Sporting Club, West Virginia
Hualalai Resort,
Hawai‘i
Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawai‘i

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SPA CLIENTS

Ko Olina Resort and Marina
Kukui’ula Village, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i
Maluhia at Wailea, Maui, Hawai‘
iMauna Lani Resort, Hawai‘i
Peninsula Papagayo Resort & Marina, Costa Rica
Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Princeville at Hanalei, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i

The Residences at Montage Deer Valley, Utah
The Residences at W Hollywood, California
The Villas at Amangiri, Arizona
The Villas at Mii Amo, Arizon

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti Spa
Healing Village Spa, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
The Sacred River Spa, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
The Island Spa, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

The Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
MI XUN, The Temple House, Chengdu
MI XUN and The Lab, The Middle House, Shanghai
Zagara Spa, Silver Muse, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit, Silver Explorer,
Silver Cloud Expedition, Silversea Cruises

RESTAURANT AND BAR CLIENTS

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows,
Hawai‘iMfuwe Lodge, Africa
Mii Amo destination spa, Arizona
Montage Hotels & Resorts, US
Oberoi Hotels, India
Monte-Carlo SBM Hotels, Monaco
Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces Worldwide
The Phoenician Resort, Arizona
The Pierre Hotel, New York
The Tides, Virginia
Trump International Hotel & Tower, New York

Café Gray Deluxe, The Upper House, Hong Kong
MI XUN Teahouse, The Temple House, Chengdu
Jing Yaa Tang, The Opposite House, Beijing
Quinto La Huella, EAST, Miami
Sugar, EAST, Miami
Café Gray Deluxe, The Middle House, Shanghai

La Dame by Relais & Châteux, Silversea Cruises
Sundara Beach Club, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Riverside Café, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Boma Grill, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
Blu, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Baraabaru, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

FOUR SEASONS RESORT MALDIVES AT LANDAA GIRAAVARU

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FOUR SEASONS PRIVATE ISLAND VOAVAH AT BAA ATOLL

Herringbone Waikiki: Herringbone isn't just a restaurant, it's an experience. Guests can expect lounge-style tunes and a unique take on meat and seafood when their newest location opens in Waikiki.

HERRINGBONE WAIKIKI

Cisneros Real Estate develops strategic, innovative and responsible real estate and tourism projects around the world, with a portfolio built upon relationships with partners that share similar values and integrate the needs and interests of local communities and environments.

Fundación Tropicalia was established in 2008 by Tropicalia, a sustainable tourism development of Cisneros Real Estate, to help drive sustainable, socioeconomic development in the Miches region of the Dominican Republic.

Tropicalia is the flagship project of Cisneros Real Estate, a master-planned resort development encompassing 6,000 acres along the southern coastline of the Samaná Bay in the Dominican Republic. With a long-term vision and an emphasis on harmony with nature, Tropicalia will be an emblem of sustainable luxury tourism throughout the world, opening first with an Isay Weinfeld-designed Four Seasons accompanied by a Tom Doak golf course.

Led by visionary Jeff Stone, The Resort Group acquires, develops and repositions mixed use developments and master-planned communities in the U.S. and internationally, with a careful eye to balancing resident, visitor and employee needs with community interests, local cultural values and land use requirements

Michelin Star award-winning Hakkasan Restaurant was founded in London in 2001 and offers modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and dramatic design in 12 locations worldwide.

HAKKASAN

A luxury live-aboard three-deck catamaran dive boat for just 22 guests on memorable marine adventures through the jewel-hued Maldivian ocean that can include PADI diver certification

An oceanfront Balinese haven with 147 thatched-roof villas and nine residential villas offering unrivaled access to water sports, the Cooking School and inspired spa with signature marine treatments 

A restorative riverside retreat in Bali’s cultural heartlands adjoining terraced rice fields with 18 spacious suites and 42 private villas, inventive dining and Sacred River Spa with Balinese healers for spiritual enhancement and relaxation

A Maldivian ocean oasis embracing world-class surfing, wellness and conservation, with 96 thatched-roof beach bungalows, pavilions and suites, and an evocative Night Spa on a private island reached by traditional wooden dhoni.

‍‍‍A remote island hideaway on 43 acres brimming with charm and innovative Manta Ray preservation initiatives, co‍‍‍mplete with 103 beach and water villas with signature Maldivian blue gates and the Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat with 10 open-air pavilions set amidst an organic herb garden.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT MALDIVES AT LANDAA GIRAAVARU

The world’s best-known wildlife sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park measures close to 5,700 square miles-- and Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania, is nestled in the heart of it all. In addition to the magnificent surrounding wildlife, Four Seasons delivers memorable ways for all ages to experience the Serengeti, with unique experiences with the local Maasai people and activities that include hot-air balloon rides across the plains, picnics in the bush, safari photography classes and more adventures for all the senses.

Passage to Africa is comprised of highly skilled private guided safari specialists celebrated for orchestrating once-in-a-lifetime experiences across the continent that are real, untamed, inspiring and fun.

Princeville Resort on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i is recognized as one of the premier ocean view golf and horseback riding resort communities on the world. Famous as the location for South Pacific, and the Hanalei coastline with legendary surf breaks, Princeville will be embarking on low-density, and environmentally sensitive growth in 2017.

Yauatcha Waikiki is an all-day dim sum teahouse offering classic and contemporary dim sum, wok dishes, patisserie and innovative wine and cocktail lists.

YAUATCHA WAIKIKI

The Opposite House, an art-infused contemporary luxury boutique hotel in Beijing’s lively Taikoo Li Sanlitun community and the first House Collective property by Swire Hotels.

The Temple House, opened in July 2015,  a breathtaking mix of ancient and modern and the centerpiece of the new Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li shopping district in central Chengdu, China  and the third House Collective hotel by Swire Hotels.

The Upper House, a modern oasis in Hong Kong with stunning views of Victoria Harbor and the award-winning cuisine of Chef Gray Kunz, and the second House Collective luxury property by Swire Hotels.

EAST Beijing is the second lifestyle hotel created by Swire Hotels for business travelers in INDIGO in the Jingtai area of Beijing.

EAST Hong Kong is the first lifestyle hotel for business travelers by Swire Hotels in Taikoo Place, east Hong Kong’s business hub.

‍‍‍EAST Miami is the first Swire Hotel in North America and third lifestyle hotel for business travellers in Mi‍‍‍ami’s $1 billion Brickell City Centre mixed use development.

Restivals are events that help individuals learn the art of disconnection, by unplugging and unveiling and discovering one’s creativity. The first Restival held November, 2015 in the Sahara Desert of Morocco, was sold out. New Restivals will be announced shortly.

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‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Founded in 1890, The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo is credited as the first luxurious western-style hotel in Japan. Located at the heart of the capital, the newly renovated hotel offers a traditional, yet contemporary Japanese destination, attracting everyone from royalty and presidents to international celebrities.

IMPERIAL HOTEL, TOKYO

‍‍‍Since its inception in the early 90s, Silversea Cruises has been recognized as the gold standard in luxury cruising, acclaimed both for its legendary European lifestyle and global reach of destinations. Silversea Cruises owns and operates nine luxury cruise ships from 100 to 540 guests, along with a global portfolio of itineraries to all seven continents and over 800 destinations worldwide.‍‍‍

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Voavah is the world's first exclusive-use, UNESCO hideaway. The seven-bedroom private island Maldives resort comes with use of its own 62 ft. yacht, Summer Voavah, is home to an overwater spa, Oceans of Consciousness, and is surrounded by vibrant reef and sea life. Recognized in Robb Report's 2017 Best of the Best Awards, Voavah is a place to retreat, connect, explore and celebrate.

‍‍‍FOUR SEASONS PRIVATE ISLAND ‍‍‍VOAVAH AT BAA ATOLL

‍‍‍The Middle House, designed by Piero Li‍‍‍ssoni and the fourth property under Swire Hotels’ House Collective, will make its debut in Shanghai in early April 2018.

THE MIDDLE HOUSE, SHANGHAI

‍‍‍Established in 1997, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is a national resource for discovering the cons‍‍‍equence and complexity of the Asian Pacific American experience through collaboration, exhibitions, programs and digital experiences.

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