Sandals Resorts International has today applauded the government of Barbados following the announcement of a deal which will result in opening of two resorts in the country.
Sandals and the government of Barbados reached the agreement following months of negotiations that will see the Caribbean’s leading resort company open the former Couples Resort in St Lawrence as a Sandals Resort as well as managing a new Beaches Resort set to be built on the site of the former Almond Beach Resort in St Peter.
According to Sandals Resorts Chairman, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, the ten-acre former Couples property will open as Sandals Barbados on November 6th 2013 and will honour all existing commitments with guests who had booked to stay at the Couples Resort.
Stewart commented: “We are delighted to announce the opening of, not one, but two of our first ever resorts in this wonderful country of Barbados.
“Barbados and its people are so rich in culture, charm and personality and has been one of the leaders in Caribbean tourism for decades.
“We have been in discussions to bring our award-winning brands to this country for some time and are thrilled that negotiations have now been successfully concluded.”
Upon opening as Sandals Barbados, the resort will offer a selection of 280 luxury accommodations that range from beachfront suites to exquisite rooms situated in the resort’s lush tropical garden.
A programme of enhancements will be launched in order to ‘Sandalise’ the property immediately.
“In the former Couples Resort, I strongly believe that we have acquired one of the most beautiful properties in the entire island and we cannot wait to bring the full Luxury Included experience here,” added Stewart.
“We have been voted the world’s best time and time again and have more luxury inclusions than other resort on the planet and we promise to give the people of Barbados a resort to be proud of.”
In addition to the opening of Sandals Barbados, SRI also announced that an agreement has been reached with the government of the Barbados regarding the building of a brand new Beaches Resort at the site of former Almond Beach Resort in St Peter, Barbados.
“Since it first launched over 16 years ago, Beaches has captured the hearts and minds of holidaymakers everywhere and I can assure you that what we’re planning in Barbados will become one of the most sought after resorts in the entire world.”