David John "D.J." McCarthy has been named general manager at Sunset Key Cottages, stepping up in the world of luxury travel. McCarthy is now responsible for all service and operational aspects of the 40-cottage resort.
McCarthy comes to Sunset Key most recently from Amara Cay Resort where he served as general manager. Prior to that McCarthy spent time with the Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista where he had been general manager since 2013. He began his career in the hospitality industry in 1997 and has also held general manager positions at The Cliffs Resort in Graford, Texas and the Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport North in Arizona, and served as assistant general manager at the Hollywood Beach Marriott in Florida.
McCarthy has worked in hospitality systems management as a senior solutions manager for NCR, a leader in hospitality transaction technology, and a hotel systems implementation specialist at Micros Systems Inc. He graduated from Becker College in Leicester, Massachusetts, with an associate's degree in hospitality management. He is married and has a nine-year-old son, and is an avid runner and recreational golfer.
Sunset Key Cottages is an island resort located 500 yards off Key West. Guests of the resort's charming cottages enjoy an exclusive beach, tropical pool, boutique spa and extraordinary views in addition to waterfront dining and a variety of luxury amenities and services.