Press Release - posted Duck Key Online May 2009
SHELDON SUGA APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF
HAWKS CAY IN THE FLORIDA KEYS
May 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.
For information on the previous Managing Director go to Managing Director Steve Bello and several other Executives leaving Hawks Cay Resort