KEY WEST, Fla.

Hilton announced the appointment of John Trovato as managing director of both Casa Marina Resort and The Reach, both Waldorf Astoria Resorts. Trovato is responsible for managing Casa Marina, a 311-room beachfront property nestled along the southern edge of Key West, and The Reach, a 150-room boutique resort just west of sister hotel Casa Marina and steps away from Duval Street.

“A proven leader, Trovato finds strength in improving a property’s overall quality, leading to excellent customer service that creates an incomparable experience for guests,” said Keith Clampet, senior vice president of hotel operations for Hilton. “John’s extensive experience in the hospitality industry will help further improve both Casa Marina and The Reach as meetings and leisure destinations.”

Prior to his role at Casa Marina and The Reach, Trovato acted as the area managing director for Highgate Hotels, managing the operations of three hotels in Midtown Manhattan, N.Y., including The Lexington Autograph.

Trovato was also previously the general manager of the Independent Roosevelt Hotel in New York for over ten years, where he managed all aspects of the 1,013-room property.

With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Trovato’s leadership and enthusiasm for the industry has led to proven capabilities in delivering positive outcomes through innovation and process improvements.

On the National Register for Historic Places, Casa Marina embraces its old Key West ambiance with modern luxuries of island activities. Situated on more than 1,100 feet of beachfront with 311 guest rooms, this Key West landmark features a pool, oceanfront dining, more than 22,600 square feet of event space, including both indoor/outdoor venues.

The Reach Resort, just yards away, offer 150 guest rooms and Key West’s only natural beach. Of the five appointed meeting spaces totaling 4,706 square feet, the Caribe Ballroom Terrace boasts panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.