DUCK KEY, Fla. – Feb. 7, 2023 – Hawks Cay Resort , home to the
largest meeting and event space offering in the Florida Keys, appointed
Kaila Nasci as the director of catering and Morgan Cox as the 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 of 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, and client management, among other tasks. Now as Catering
Sales Manager, Cox brings her customer service skills to the role
mediating client concerns and ensuring 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
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, a saltwater lagoon, five swimming
pools, a 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
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.