MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was honored with prestigious recognition at the 22nd Annual World Travel Awards’ Caribbean & The North America Ceremony, held on October 17, 2015 at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort. The Luxury Included® Resort Company collected 17 awards, demonstrating the continued success and evolution of the brand and its resorts. In addition to this distinguished accomplishment, SRI once again received the notable recognition of Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand, thus earning this title for 22 consecutive years. New to the winners’ circle was Sandals Barbados, which was awarded Caribbean’s Leading Resort after recently opening this past January.
“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.”
With a total of 17 trophies from this year’s awards ceremony, Sandals Resorts International rose above other highly acclaimed hotel brands. The Caribbean resort company’s top honors included:
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
The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 for the express purpose of acknowledging and celebrating achievements in all areas of the world’s travel and tourism industry. This year’s voting campaign reached a total of 183,000 travel professionals worldwide in more than 160 countries. Nominations for this year’s World Travel Awards were based on the previous year’s voting. The World Travel Awards will culminate with the Grand Final Gala Ceremony taking place this December 12th in Morocco.