Sandals Resorts Wins Numerous Travel Awards
PHOTO: From left to right: World Travel Awards representative; Gary Williams, general manager of Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island; Jeremy Mutton, general manager of Sandals Emerald Bay Spa Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort; Ramel Sobrino, general manager of Sandals Ochi Beach Resort; and David Latchimy, general manager of Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa. (courtesy Sandals Resorts International)
The annual World Travel Awards’ Caribbean & the North America Ceremony took place on Oct. 17 at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Tennis & Spa Resort and, in addition to hosting the event, Sandals Resorts International also took home a number of awards. All in all, Sandals collected 17 accolades, including the award for the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand, a title that the company has earned for the past 22 years.
“We are honored to be continuously awarded by the World Travel Awards,” said Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International. “These outstanding recognitions validate the hard work of our staff and their constant commitment to providing our guests with the best possible experiences each and every day.”
Recognition for Sandals included a win for Sandals Barbados, new to the winners’ circle with an award for Caribbean’s Leading Resort. The property opened in January of this year.
In addition to Sandals Barbados’ win, the company took home awards in the following categories:
Caribbean's Leading Adventure Tour Operator: Island Routes Caribbean Adventures
Caribbean's Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
Caribbean's Leading Conference Hotel: Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort, Great Exuma, Bahamas
Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Resort: Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa?
Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand: Sandals Resorts International?
Caribbean's Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resort: Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa?
Caribbean's Leading Resort: Sandals Barbados?
Caribbean's Most Romantic Resort: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa?
Caribbean's Leading Private Island Resort: Fowl Cay Resort, Bahamas
Antigua & Barbuda's Leading Resort: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa?
Bahamas' Leading Spa Resort: Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island?
Grenada's Leading Resort: Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa?
Jamaica's Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort: Beaches Negril Resort & Spa?
Jamaica's Leading Resort: Sandals Ochi Beach Resort?
St Lucia's Leading Resort: Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort?
St Lucia's Leading Spa Resort: Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa?
Turks & Caicos' Leading Resort: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
Sandals and Beaches resorts were also honored at the International Caribbean World Travel & Living Awards, now in its 21st year. The magazine recognizes excellence in travel, tourism and real estate throughout the Caribbean region. The awards are voted on by the magazine and its readers, while special awards are given by the magazine staff at its discretion.
Sandals was honored in six categories and received the following awards:
Caribbean Personality of the Year: Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resort International
Best All-Inclusive Luxury Resort of the Year: Sandals Resorts
Best Family Resort of the Year: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort
Best Luxury Spa Resort of the Year: Sandals Resorts
Best Wedding Resort of the Year: Sandals Resorts
Best Honeymoon Resort of the Year: Sandals Resorts
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