Breaking Travel News talks to Karl Thompson, managing director, UK & Europe, Sandals, at World Travel Market 2016. Sandals Resorts was recognised as World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company by the World Travel Awards in 2015, while the company has also broken ground on a new Barbados expansion. Here we find out more.
Sandals Resorts International chief executive Adam Stewart has been awarded with the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) for outstanding contribution to Jamaica’s tourism and the hotel industry. The Order of Distinction is a national honour bestowed by the government of Jamaica upon citizens who render outstanding and important services to the country.
Jamaica has been recognised as the Caribbean’s Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards during a glittering event at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. Also among the winners at the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2016 was Turks & Caicos, recognised as the Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination, while the trophy for the Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination went to Antigua & Barbuda.
World Travel Awards has arrived at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica as the finishing touches are put together in preparation of the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2016. The Luxury Included resort will welcome hospitality leaders from across the region on Saturday, September 17th, as they gather to see who among them has been voted the best-of-the-best.
Sandals Resorts has unveiled a new unique wedding location at Sandals Grande St. Lucian, the new Overwater Serenity Wedding Chapel. Located at the most southwestern point of the resort, the open-air, glass ailed chapel boasts panoramic views of the spectacular Rodney Bay, is the first-ever of its kind in the Caribbean.
World Travel Awards has revealed Sandals Ochi Beach Resort will host the Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2016. The luxurious resort will welcome hospitality leaders from across the region on September 17th as they gather to see who among them has been voted the best-of-the-best.
The leader of one of the world’s leading resort companies will outline a vision for Caribbean tourism as he sets the tone for the region’s most important tourism gatherings, the State of the Industry Conference. The chief executive officer of Sandals Resorts International, Adam Stewart, will deliver the keynote address at the September event Barbados.
Sandals Resorts International has broken ground on a multi-million dollar expansion of its Dover Beach property in Barbados, marking the commencement of the construction of an additional 222 rooms and suites. Dubbed Sandals Barbados “Phase II”, this expansion when complete in November 2017, will add to the existing 280-room count and firmly place the property as the largest Sandals resort in the Eastern Caribbean.
With its idyllic beachfront location, sophisticated beach club and glamorous seaside Riviera, it’s easy to see why Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, was chosen as the setting for the final three episodes of the brand new series of Britain’s Next Top Model, which premiered on UK TV screens on the January 14th 2016 on Lifetime. Sandals Ochi will feature in episodes eight, nine and ten on the March 3rd, 10th and 17th 2016, where it plays host to the final five models battling it out for the title of Britain’s Next Top Model and the new line-up of judges: Abbey Clancy, Paul Sculfor, Hilary Alexander OBE and Nicky Johnston.
Sandals Resorts International has announced the sale of Grand Pineapple Antigua to Elite Island Resorts, effective May 30th, 2016. The 180-room resort located at Long Bay, Antigua will continue accepting bookings and will remain open as it seamlessly transitions to a new name and brand, Pineapple Beach Club, on June 1st under Elite Island Resorts’ ownership.
Sandals Resorts has launched a new advertising campaign for 2016 with a no-worry theme. It is the first time Jamaican-owned Sandals Resorts has sought marketing inspiration from and aligned its advertising with a Caribbean entity.
Sandals Resorts has announced a $10million expansion of popular Caribbean resort, Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa. The stunning resort will see 32 new luxury suites built, taking its accommodation capacity from 225 to 257 rooms, further enhancing the acclaimed Luxury Included property situated on the enchanting island of Grenada.