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Sandals Barbados to begin redevelopment in April

Sandals Barbados to begin redevelopment in April

Hot on the heels of the spectacular launch of Sandals LaSource in Grenada, Sandals Resorts International has announced Sandals Barbados is set to temporarily close its doors to undergo a similarly exciting enhancement programme.

Starting on April 1st, the wide-ranging renovations will include the introduction of seven new gourmet restaurants bringing the total to ten, total refurbishment of the resort’s 280 existing rooms as well as numerous other additions and enhancements that will offer Sandals guests new heightened levels of their Luxury Included experience in line with Barbados’ reputation as one of the region’s most sought after destinations.

Sandals Resorts chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart commented: “When we acquired this property in August, we knew we were buying great potential; here was a lovely resort that could be transformed into something truly magical.

“The time has now come for the ‘Sandalisation’ to start and drive forward into what is an exciting future for Sandals and Barbados as a destination.

“We cannot wait to reopen.”

No stone has been left unturned with every aspect of the resort set to undergo major enhancement including all of the resort’s public areas such the hotel’s lobby.

As well as the addition of an exclusive Club Sandals lounge, departure lounge and an expanded Red Lane Spa, the new-look resort will feature an exclusively-designed wedding garden, Sandals Signature swim up pool bar, fire pits and magnificent beachfront whirlpool.

The resort will also launch a new attraction programme that is expected to see more and more guests venture out to experience Barbados as a destination.

‘Foodies’ will be thrilled too with the launch of Sandals highly-acclaimed Discovery Dining programme that will now include new restaurant concepts such Butch’s Chophouse, French-style patisserie Café de Paris, ‘Soy’ Japanese sushi and Sandals first ever Indian restaurant.

Additionally, newly-installed kitchens will help to deliver the highest level of Sandals service ever seen.

Two brand new tennis courts, eight new lifts, state-of-the-art Wi-Fi capabilities and brand new back-of-house facilities that will see the introduction of Sandals English Guild-trained butlers to Barbados for the first time, will complete the magic.

“The launch of Sandals LaSource in Grenada has been one of the finest in the history of our company, not just in terms of the response from the international marketplace, but what we’ve managed to physically create there.

“The creativity and innovation of its design alone is exhilarating - it is a truly remarkable resort. It has only been open for six weeks but we are now starting to see the true quality emerge.

“We now intend to create that kind of magic here in Barbados,” Stewart continued.

Guests can relocate their existing booking to any of the other Sandals Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts in Saint Lucia, Antigua, Jamaica or the Bahamas, excluding Sandals Emerald Bay, Sandals Royal Plantation and Sandals LaSource Grenada, including any associated airfare change fees, subject to availability.