The Middle Keys resort was recognized for its efforts to provide sanitary and safe lodgings and attractions.

Hawks Cay Resort has been awarded the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Seal of Commitment, which is a promise that the resort has met enhanced safety and sanitation standards as designed by FRLA to ensure the safety of guests and employees.  

“The health and wellbeing of our guests and staff is always a priority for our resort,” said Sheldon Suga, Hawks Cay Resort’s Vice President and Managing Director. “In a post COVID-19 atmosphere, our goal is that guests have confidence that our business is sanitary and safe, and staff are well trained when they see an FRLA Seal of Commitment at the door.” 

For Hawks Cay Resort to earn the Seal of Commitment, the resort has dedicated time and invested resources to ensure that the establishment, staff, and guests remain safe and healthy while patronizing Hawks Cay Resort’s business. The resort has completed management, food safety, and COVID-19 safety and sanitation trainings, and has also developed and maintained standard operating procedures with intensive safety and sanitation standards.  

“FRLA is proud to designate Hawks Cay Resort with our Seal of Commitment for their commitment to sanitation excellence,” said Coral Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “Through this achievement, they are demonstrating their serious pledge to ensure the safety and health of their employees and guests, and we commend them.”  

Restaurants and hotels an learn more about the FRLA Seal of Commitment and apply for certification online: Learn more about Hawks Cay Resort’s safety and sanitation guidelines here: Hawks Cay Resort.  

About Hawks Cay Resort 

Hawks Cay Resort is a one-of-a-kind destination resort on Duck Key in the Middle Florida Keys, roughly halfway between Key Largo and Key West at mile marker 61. A recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award and a member of the Preferred Hotel Group Lifestyle Collection, this 60-acre, tropical destination is easily accessible by car, boat or plane yet feels worlds away from everyday life. Alongside the aquamarine water of the Atlantic Ocean, guests enjoy offshore, flats and backcountry fishing; diving; kayaking and standup paddle boarding programs; Cliff Drysdale tennis program, and the only resort-based Dolphin Connection program with complimentary daily viewings in the continental U.S. The resort boasts 177 guestrooms and 250 two- and three-bedroom villas, a full-service marina, six restaurants, saltwater lagoon, five swimming pools, kid and teen clubs and the award-winning Calm Waters Spa. For groups and events, the resort offers multiple outdoor venues, plus 20,000 square feet of oceanfront meetings and event space. For more information, please visit  

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