News for the Hospitality Executive
LXR Resorts Appoints Jason McKee Director of Area Sales
for South Seas Island Resort
Located in Captiva, Florida and the Sundial Beach & Golf Resort
Located in Sanibel, Florida
CAPTIVA ISLAND, Fla. April 8, 2010 – South Seas Island Resort located in Captiva, Fla., and Sundial Beach & Golf Resort located in Sanibel, Fla., announce the appointment of hospitality veteran Jason McKee as Director of Area Sales, responsible for garnering group business for both properties managed by LXR Luxury Resorts.
With more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality arena, McKee began his career as the Pre-Opening Sales Manager for Candlewood Suites Hotels where he opened 32 hotels in 14 cities. After four years with Candlewood, McKee left the hotel business briefly for a stint as the Director of Leased Operations for Macy's Department Store in Manhattan. After realizing his true passion, McKee returned to the hospitality business as the Director of Group Sales and Marketing with Wyndham Hotels in Dallas, Texas. While there, he was promoted to Director of Task Force Sales for Wyndham Hotels in both Florida and Puerto Rico.
After four years with Wyndham, McKee was recruited by LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels, moved to Cocoa Beach and continued to stay with Hilton Hotels for four years, focusing on group sales with aerospace companies including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and ATK.
“I am excited to join the team, and work towards furthering the group sales efforts of South Seas Island Resort and Sundial Beach & Golf Resort,” said McKee.
McKee was raised in Columbia, SC., and graduated from the University of South Carolina with majors in German and Business Marketing. He then continued his studies at the University of Bamberg in Bavaria, Germany, and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia before beginning his career.
In a joint statement, Rick Hayduk, Managing Director of South Seas Island Resort, and David Shepherd, General Manager of Sundial Beach & Golf Resort, said “Jason brings the experience needed to make LXR San-Cap properties the first option when companies are considering holding a meeting at a resort destination. Both South Seas and Sundial offer such unique experiences for the corporate guest and provide the ability to hold productive meetings while enjoying the benefit of bringing family to balance the work/life ratio.”
McKee is soon moving to the area with his wife, Denise, who is a professional photographer specializing in lifestyle beach photography, and his children.
For more information about South Seas Island Resort, call (888) 2-CAPTIVA
or visit the Web site at www.southseas.com. For more information about
Sundial Beach & Golf Resort, call (866) 565-5093 or visit the Web site
|Also See:||LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels Appoints Richard Hayduk as Managing Director of South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, Florida / June 2008|