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Florida Keys Conferences & Meetings

The Ultimate Hosts for All Your Florida Keys Conferences

At Hawks Cay Resort, we don't believe in stuffy business meetings or uninspiring corporate events. We believe in holding conferences on the open ocean, enjoying breakfasts in the company of bottlenose dolphins, dining on fresh seafood with our toes in the sand, and spending our free time diving and fishing, relaxing at the pool and spa, and taking kayak excursions to remote islands.

We believe in offering a unique Florida Keys meeting experience that your group will be excited to attend and that will leave them feeling rejuvenated. And we believe in getting down to business, providing state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor Florida Keys conference venues, as well as an expert sales and event staff dedicated to making every detail of your event a success.

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Experience the best of the Caribbean without the hassles or expenses of traveling offshore. Hawks Cay features year-round tropical temperatures, clear turquoise waters, elegant accommodations, world-class fishing and diving, and more—all within a short, scenic drive from multiple major US airports. 

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Whether you choose to host your Florida Keys meeting on the water's edge, at one of our exotic outdoor venues, on the ocean aboard Hawks Cay's private event catamaran or inside our 20,000 square feet of oceanfront meeting space, Hawks Cay has the capabilities to accommodate all of your Florida Keys conference needs.

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For more than 77 years, PSAV® has been setting the standard for event technology services within the hotel, resort and conference center industry, offering the expertise for everything from intimate gatherings to large conventions.

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Hawks Cay's professional sales and event staff members are dedicated to making your Florida Keys meeting a success. We will organize and implement every detail of your event and, with our impeccable personalized service, cater to your attendees' needs.


Inspire your group beyond the boardroom with our adventurous Hawks Cay team-building activities. Pursue sailfish on an offshore fishing charter, take a group Segway® tour around Duck Key, host a tropical-themed street party, or snorkel the coral reef and explore vibrant fish and sea life.

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Sales Team

Kim Thompson Director of Sales

Name: Kim Thompson

Position: Director of Sales

Having grown up on the Northeast Coast of Florida, I have a great passion for the Atlantic Ocean and coastal lifestyle that surrounds it!  My hotel career began at a road-side Holiday Inn across from the Speedway in Daytona Beach in 1987.  From there my calling for the hospitality industry became clear.  I thoroughly enjoyed the catering and conference services aspects for many years to come, serving as Director of Catering at One Ocean in Atlantic Beach for 10 years as well Director of Catering at Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine for 5 years.  It was there, in 1999, that I made the “switch” from catering to sales (smile.)  With a proven track record, I moved on to a large, downtown Jacksonville, convention property where I eventually became the Director of Sales for 5 years until I met the opportunity to work for Hawks Cay (another smile.)  Somebody had to pinch me! I could not believe I was being recruited for my DREAM JOB to represent a 4 Diamond Resort in middle of the Florida Keys.  Although I worked with most every geographic region in my 7-year tenure, I predominantly managed the Mid-West accounts including the Incentive Houses.  There are many properties that make up my career but none as satisfying in EVERY way as Hawks Cay so the opportunity to return as the Director of Sales & Catering was an easy choice for me!

Nanci Reilly Director of National Accounts

Name: Nanci Reilly

Position: Director of National Accounts

Cell: 404.259.6122

Email: [email protected]

Hi – I am thrilled to be part of this amazing team at Hawks Cay Resort.  I have been selling the Keys for almost 20 years and have worked with Hawks Cay in one way or another that entire time.

Joining the team from the Preferred Hotels and Resorts National Sales Team where I was a Senior Director selling in Texas and the Southeast.  In that position I represented over 500 hotels and was constantly on the road.  Moving on to the Keys to enjoy my family and friends and spending more time at home with my lab Bailey. Prior to PH&R I was with Vail Resorts / Rock Resorts for 10 years – what an amazing company with fabulous people. 

I have an amazing daughter at The University of Mississippi (ole Miss) and my best friend of 30+ years my husband Jimmy.  Currently we live in Austin Texas but plan to move more central to my market – most likely Nashville Tennessee.  This is okay by me as I love country music.

My territory includes Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, the Mid-Atlantic Region and the Northeast.  I look forward to working with you and hope to meet you in the Keys soon !

Sara Mahoney Director of National Accounts

Name: Sara Mahoney

Position: Director of National Accounts

Phone: 262-295-8676

Cell: 305-394-5437

Email: [email protected]

Hi I am Sara Mahoney, I am a Sales Manager at Hawks Cay Resort. This is my first time selling an island paradise. It is truly heavenly.

I started out in the travel business as a Tour Director traveling around the World. Then I moved into hotels selling mostly boutique upscale properties before I made my way to National Sales with Stouffer Hotels and Resorts, later becoming Renaissance Hotels and Resorts and currently Marriott Hotels and Resorts. Then I wanted to learn destination sales and I switched to selling the Convention Bureau side and sold for our Nation’s Capital, Washington DC, and then Denver. Both were incredible cities. Prior to joining Hawks Cay Resort I wanted to sell a big house Resort, so I sold the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada 2000 rooms and 250,000sq ft of meeting space. Now lucky me, I am at Hawks Cay and selling a little slice of paradise.

Residing in Powers Lake, Wisconsin I service all the groups from the Midwest to the West coast. I try to sneak away to paradise as often as I can. I look forward to working with you and making your next event or meeting the only key you will ever need to the perfect meeting.

Corinne Whittington Director of National Accounts

Name: Corinne Whittington

Position: Director of National Accounts

Phone: 954-916-7998

Cell: 305-394-7030

Email: [email protected]

Greetings from the Florida Keys! I am thrilled to join the team at Hawks Cay and have the opportunity to sell a remarkable destination. After graduating with a business degree from The University of Florida I began my career in sales at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. I later transferred to the Westin & Sheraton on Fort Lauderdale Beach focusing on the South Florida market. Most recently, I sold The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa in South Carolina. With more than 10 years of experience in hotel sales, I am eager to partner with you and welcome your attendees to paradise.

Based in the Fort Lauderdale area, I look forward to connecting with South Florida based clients seeking a unique meeting experience. I invite you to visit and enjoy our amazing weather, clear blue waters, endless activities, state of the art meetings facility, remarkable service and passionate staff.

I look forward to working with you to make your next event a true success! Thank you in advance for your support of our wonderful Resort.

Clay Buchanan Director of National Accounts

Name: Clay Buchanan

Position: Director of National Accounts

Phone: 904.610.0035

Fax: 305.921.0696

Email: [email protected]

Hello from the Florida Keys! I am truly delighted to be a part of the exceptional team at Hawks Cay Resort and represent our AAA Four Diamond island resort paradise. I am a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks & Tourism. After graduating, I began my hospitality career in Texas with Wyndham Jade and the Westin City Center Dallas. But the Sunshine State was calling my name and I relocated back here in 2005.  Prior to joining Hawks Cay, I represented Visit Jacksonville, Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Ponte Vedra Beach Resorts – garnering more than 10 years of multifaceted experience in the hospitality industry.

Residing in the Jacksonville, Florida area, it is my pleasure to serve groups from North/Central Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. I look forward to working with you to help make your next program a very successful and memorable event. Where else but Hawks Cay Resort can you and your attendees swim with dolphins, snorkel and enjoy world-class fishing – all while having a productive program!

Conference Services Team

Michael Connolly Conference Services Manager

Name: Michael Connolly

Position: Conference Services Manager

Phone: 305-289-2973

When your attendees leave Hawks Cay, we want them to take home souvenirs of memories from their time spent in the Florida Keys at our Four Diamond AAA Resort.

Guests will remember battling trophy fish on an offshore or backcountry fishing charter, taking a lazy paddle across the clear shallow waters, or toasting champagne on a magical Florida Keys sunset cruise.

And while on land, they'll never forget the award-winning service and resort amenities, including multiple unique restaurants and bars, five swimming pools and shimmering saltwater lagoon, Calm Waters Spa, exquisite Preferred guestrooms and villas, and the most coveted waterfront meeting and event space in the Florida Keys.

There's truly something for everyone here at Hawks Cay, and I look forwarded to introducing your guests to everything we have to offer. I'll work with you in the planning stages of your event, and will make sure that when you're on the property you have everything you need.

I have a strong food and beverage background growing up with my family's hotel in Maine, and I have over 10 years of experience working in conference services from Key Largo to the mountains of Virginia.

Thank you for choosing Hawks Cay Resort! I look forward to welcoming you to our island paradise.

Cheryl Matyi Conference Services Manager

Name: Cheryl Matyi

Position: Conference Services Manager

Phone: 305-289-5136

As a Conference Services Manager at Hawks Cay Resort I look forward to assisting you with all of your planning needs and welcoming you and your group to our beautiful property. With the luxury guest rooms we have, the flexible meeting space, stunning outdoor venues, mouth watering culinary offerings and so many exciting things to plan for your group during your free time, helping you plan your event at Hawks Cay is truly a fun experience for all of us.

I have over 20 years experience in Conference Services and have worked at many luxury resorts around the country, but I have to say, this is the best so far! I hope to have the opportunity to partner with you to ensure your guests have a productive meeting, great culinary events and a lot of fun during their free time.

Venues and Floorplans

Hawks Cay offers more waterfront meeting space than any resort in the Florida Keys.

Map of the indoor waterfront meeting spaces for Events & Conferences in Hawks Cay Florida Keys Resort

With over 20,000 square feet of indoor waterfront meeting space, a variety of breathtaking outdoor venues that overlook the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, and a unique, private-event catamaran designed to give your attendees a one-of-a-kind Florida Keys experience, Hawks Cay Resort has the space and facilities to turn your next meeting into a truly memorable event. Looking for the best in hosting Florida Keys Conferences then please call Hawks Cay Resort today.


Browse our diverse selection of Florida Keys conference venues.


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