Sandals Resorts to Re-Open Grand Pineapple Beach Negril Resort
By Brian Major
October 17, 2012 11:16 PM
Sandals Resorts International will re-open the Grand Pineapple Beach Negril on December 15 following “an overwhelming response from past guests” to the resort’s closure in August, according to a company statement. The resort will begin accepting reservations on October 16. Sandals acquired the resort in December 1999, operating it as the Negril Gardens until July 2008, when it joined the company’s Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts brand.
The resort was close when “we felt it was beginning to move away from the model of the company’s resort portfolio,” Sandals said, but subsequent guest response led to the re-opening. “This charming resort has a passionate fan base that truly loves its simple tradition of warm Caribbean hospitality and it seems nothing else will do,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Sandals’ founder. “Since we announced the closure of the resort this summer, we’ve received countless calls to reconsider, we’ve heard the calls loud and clear and I’m happy to say that we are acting upon them.” The all-inclusive resort features 65 colorfully-decorated cottages and manor rooms with large open spaces in manicured gardens.