News for the Hospitality Executive
Sheldon Suga Named Managing Director of Hawks Cay, Duck Key, Florida
May 21, 2009 (Duck Key, FL) Hawks Cay welcomes Sheldon Suga as its new Managing Director. A seasoned hospitality professional with broad management experience and expertise, Suga now oversees the luxury island resort in the Florida Keys, including all aspects of resort operations.
“Sheldon brings proven management experience with more than 30 years in the hospitality industry. He’s certain to be an asset to Hawks Cay and we are confident he will further enhance the resort’s highly-regarded amenities and service,” said David Zeuske, President of Northview Hotel Group.
Suga joins Hawks Cay from Realizing Visions, LLC, a management-consulting firm in Orlando, Florida, which he founded as Sheldon Suga & Associates in 1998 providing organizational management assistance to major hotel organizations. Previously, Suga spent four years with Gaylord Entertainment Company, holding positions as Senior Vice President/General Manager of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, a 2,000-room resort in Harbor, Maryland, and as Vice President/Hotel Manager at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.
Prior to Gaylord, Suga was with Wyndham International. He joined the hotel group as Area Director of Operations/General Manager of Wyndham Atlanta Downtown in 2002 before moving on to General Manager of Wyndham Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Suga began his career in the hospitality industry with ITT Sheraton Corporation in 1974. Over 24 years with the company, he enjoyed management positions in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles, CA and Tokyo, Japan.
An active and engaged professional, Suga has been involved with numerous organizations including Osceola YMCA, the Maryland Tourism Development Board, and the Children’s Ministry Board of the Community Church of Vero Beach.
Suga is a native of Canada. He earned a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Administration from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute in Toronto, Ontario. Sheldon is an avid Saltwater fly fisherman, diver and, enjoys a number of outdoor activities.
Hawks Cay is the ultimate water sports destination located on the 60-acre private island, Duck Key, in the Florida Keys. The casually elegant resort features world-class fishing, a full-service marina, Dolphin Connection program, Calm Waters Spa, and kid and teen clubs, as well as a myriad of spectacular water-based activities, including sailing and diving. In February 2008, Hawks Cay revealed its dramatic transformation after a $35 million renovation. In addition to redesigning all 177 guest rooms and 100 two- and three-bedroom villas, the resort offers a new lobby area, striking veranda and sun terrace. Sophisticated dining options include signature restaurant Alma, featuring Nuevo Latino cuisine; The Terrace serving classic breakfast and brunch; The Bar at Alma featuring a selection of the world’s finest rums; Beach Grill, serving fresh seafood prepared on an open-air grill; and classic Keys-style dining at Tom’s Harbor House. Five pools, including one exclusively for adults and a Pirate Ship pool for children, accent the resort’s water’s-edge location on the Atlantic Ocean. As the title sponsor for the Saltwater Experience Cable fishing show and the host of the Sunrise-Sunset Tarpon Tournament, the Mercury Redbone Tournament and the Sailfish Open as part of the Sailfish Pro Series, Hawks Cay’s full-service, 85-slip marina is the premier destination for fishing in the Florida Keys. Hawks Cay is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. www.hawkscay.com.
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