February 7, 2023
Hawks Cay Resort, home to the largest meeting and event space offering in the Florida Keys, appointed Kaila Nasci as director of catering and Morgan Cox as catering sales manager. Together, Nasci and Cox will manage catering contracts, budgets, suppliers and logistics for the largest resort in the Keys.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Kaila and Morgan’s expertise to innovate the catering sales team at Hawks Cay,” said Sheldon Suga, vice president managing director of the resort. “Kaila and Morgan bring a combination of trusted experience and top-level customer service skills to provide our guests with a seamless, turnkey catering experience.”
Kaila Nasci comes to Hawks Cay with almost 10 years’ experience in sales. In her most recent role at the resort, she sold and serviced over 100 weddings during her two years as a Catering Sales Manager. Prior to that she served as Regional Group Sales Manager of the Florida Keys Collection at Ocean Properties, where she sold group rooms for 15 properties. Now as the Director of Catering at Hawks Cay, Nasci will be responsible for leading the catering department and its staff and managing sales of food and beverages packages for events.
Morgan Cox joins Hawks Cay with a background in customer service and day-to-day operations. Originally from Auburndale, FL, Cox will be responsible for planning food and beverage menus, coordinating with the operations team, client management, among other tasks. Now as Catering Sales Manager, Cox brings her customer service skills to the role mediate client concerns and ensure the team delivers top-notch service.
Home to more than 48,700 square feet of collective event space, groups at Hawks Cay have the option of hosting their event at the resort’s waterfront ballrooms, private-event catamaran, outdoor lawns and more. Weddings, meetings, banquets and reunion groups never have to meet in the same place twice.
Hawks Cay is home to 427 rooms and villas, six restaurants, five pools, its iconic saltwater lagoon, spa, kids’ club, marina and a Dolphin Connection facility. Learn more about events at Hawks Cay by visiting https://www.hawkscay.com/conferences-meetings-events.
About Hawks Cay Resort
Hawks Cay Resort is a one-of-a-kind destination resort on Duck Key in the middle Florida Keys, roughly halfway between Key Largo and Key West at mile marker 61. A recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award and a member of the Preferred Hotel Group Lifestyle Collection, this 60-acre, tropical destination is easily accessible by car, boat or plane yet feels worlds away from everyday life. Alongside the aquamarine water of the Atlantic Ocean, guests enjoy offshore, flats and backcountry fishing; diving; kayaking and standup paddle boarding programs; Cliff Drysdale tennis program, and the only resort-based Dolphin Connection program with complimentary daily viewings in the continental U.S.
The resort boasts 177 guestrooms and 250 two- and three-bedroom villas, a full-service marina, six restaurants, saltwater lagoon, five swimming pools, kids club and Calm Waters Spa. For groups and events, the resort offers multiple outdoor venues, plus 20,000 square feet of oceanfront meetings and event space. For more information, please visit www.hawkscay.com.
About Preferred Hotels
Hawks Cay Resort is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Connect Collection, an international portfolio of hotels that connect people to friends and family, business associates, and interesting neighborhoods. Inspired by local culture, the smart, well-appointed, eclectic, and welcoming hotels within this collection seamlessly combine value with comfort and convenience to relax one’s busy, on-the-road life. All guests of Hawks Cay Resort are eligible to enroll in the iPrefer hotel rewards program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet to members upon every stay at more than 600 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide.