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KEY WEST, Fla. (February 11, 2019) – The Havana Cabana at Key West Hotel announced today the appointment of James E. Moore III as general manager of the 106-room, boutique waterfront property in Key West (3420 North Roosevelt Boulevard). Moore will oversee the hiring and training of new staff and day-to-day operations, as well as sales and administration of the resort.

“James is exceptionally qualified to lead our executive team and knows what it takes to successfully manage this property,” said Tom Healy, EVP, COO, Diamond Rock Hospitality. “He brings an amazing energy and service culture along with a strong F&B background. His outstanding reputation in the hospitality business and his appreciation for the Cuban heritage, history and its influence on the Key West experience make him the perfect fit for Havana Cabana and the island community.”

With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, Moore comes to Havana Cabana from Hilton Garden Inn in Key West, where he worked as the hotel manager. He began his career in the culinary world as assistant general manager of Nordstrom restaurants in Freehold, New Jersey, later transitioning into the retail industry as general manager of King of Prussia, one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. Moore moved into hospitality management working for InterContinental Hotel Group at the Holiday Inn Historic District in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as restaurant manager and then director of food and beverage. During his time with Hilton Hotels, he gained significant experience and expertise with the DoubleTree, Embassy Suites and Hampton brands. Moore graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts and Hotel & Lodging Management in Providence, Rhode Island.

Conveniently located on the waterfront of US1, the hotel is just three miles from historic Old Town Key West’s many attractions, restaurants, and shops. Known for its “Duval Street starts here” slogan, the hotel features the largest pool in Key West, complemented by the finest Mojito bar on the island, with a menu of 25 crafted Cuban-inspired Mojitos. At the hotel’s Floridita “Food Truck,” guests can try their award-winning Cuban sandwich and other authentic dishes celebrating the island’s Cuban-Conch heritage. The resort features 106 stylish guest rooms with tropical Cuban furnishings, and branded bicycles and vintage Vespas available for guests to rent and explore the island.

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About Havana Cabana at Key West Hotel

Located just minutes from Key West’s historic Old Town, the 106-room, waterfront Havana Cabana at Key West Hotel invites visitors to experience Florida’s southernmost tropical paradise in a new kind of way. The Cuban-themed hotel features an elegant tropical décor and a host of boutique amenities. Guest rooms feature pool and gulf views, spacious productive workspace and Tommy Bahama toiletries. Family suites are also available, and the resort is pet-friendly. The hotel’s own Floridita Food Truck serves an authentic Cuban-inspired menu, including café con leche, pastries and Cuban sandwiches. Havana Cabana is home to Key West’s largest pool, a tranquil oasis featuring the Mojitos Pool Bar, with live entertainment and 25 versions of the legendary rum-based cocktail.

Contact: Nori Guevara / 386-677-7000 x 3

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