Sandals Resorts Announces Purchase of LaSource in Grenada

Sandals newest resort LaSource Grenada

Sandals Resorts International (SRI), parent company ofSandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts, is pleased to announce the purchase of LaSource Resort in Grenada for an undisclosed sum. The agreement to acquire the resort was successfully reached after ongoing discussions with the Government of Grenada and represents the brand’s first property in this Eastern Caribbean country.

Sandals Resorts Chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart commented, “After looking to expand here for more than a decade, we are delighted to confirm the acquisition of our first ever resort in Grenada and are incredibly proud to have found the perfect location to add to our brand.  We are confident that guests will continue to be impressed by our tradition of exceeding expectations through innovation and unwavering service, which has become our standard across the Sandals Resorts brand. We are eager to make our debut and share with guests not only the beauty of our new resort, but to share the beauty of Grenada, its culture and its people.”

The property, which is located on the exclusive Pink Gin Beach and surrounded by the azure waters of the Caribbean on three sides, will become Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa and will open following certain enhancements customary to the Sandals Resorts brand.  Once complete, the resort will have added nearly 100 rooms to offer a selection of 200 guestrooms, private cottages and bungalows, many of which will be concierge and butler-level suites, including the brand’s signature Rondoval suites. According to Stewart, each of the resort’s “magnificently-appointed” luxury accommodations will be “extremely spacious” and all will feature room service.

The resort’s enhancements will also include some of the brand’s signature dining establishments such as the beachfront Neptunes, the delectable gourmet pastries and coffee creations of Café de Paris, authentic Caribbean and Creole cuisine at Spices, and other popular restaurants with Japanese, Italian and French influences. Other amenities will include an expansive new infinity pool and swim-up bar; a fully-equipped fitness center, a full-service Red Lane® Spa, plus a number of entertainment lounges including a library and piano bar.

The newly announced property will be the fourteenth Sandals Resort in the Jamaican-based company’s portfolio.  Stewart credits the government of Grenada not only for their investment in the Sandals brand, but also for their effectiveness in bringing this partnership to fruition. “This has been nearly a 12-year search to grow our roots in the Spice Island. It is our distinct pleasure and honor to foster the expansion of tourism to this jewel in the Caribbean,” Stewart said.

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Disney Cruise Line said it will add its first call in Jamaica in late 2013 with a new itinerary from Galveston.
The seven-day Western Caribbean itinerary will stop in Falmouth at the port developed by Royal Caribbean Cruises. Other ports on the itinerary include Grand Cayman and Cozumel.
Disney Magic itineraries from Galveston currently include Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico.

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Sandals Royal Caribbean Welcomes Prince Harry!

Sandals Resorts International’s (SRI) Chairman, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, greets Prince Harry of Wales with a smile as SRI’s CEO, Adam Stewart, looks on.

Members of Jamaica’s Defense Force welcomed Prince Harry of Wales to the island recently with an honorary 21-gun salute. The Prince visited the island as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour in honor of Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates 60 years on the throne.

With hype still buzzing in the air about the Prince’s stylish blue suede shoes and epic race with Olympic Gold Medalist, Usain Bolt, he was a hit, to say the least!

The prince, who made earlier stops in the Bahamas and Belize, received a warm welcome from the Jamaican people, as many gathered just to catch a glimpse of Princess Diana’s heir. During his trip to Jamaica, he also stopped off at 18th century plantation house, Good Hope, and visited Sandals Royal Caribbean’s Private Island in Montego Bay for a Jamaica Night soiree held in his honor.

Sandals Resorts International invites Mitchell Lange to join Elite Chairman’s Royal Club

~Outstanding Travel Agent Partner Rewarded with Club Membership and Exclusive Benefits~

Hoffman Estates, Illinois – On December 9, 2011 Sandals Resorts International invited Mitchell Lange to join the inaugural class of the exclusive Chairman’s Royal Club. In keeping with the company’s longstanding tradition of support and recognition of its travel agent partners, a select group of top travel agents who have continuously produced results and showcased loyalty to the resort brand have been invited into the Chairman’s Royal Club.

“For more than thirty years, I have recognized the power of travel agents and have had the pleasure and privilege of working alongside these talented people,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “There is no partnership we consider more important, and we are delighted to recognize the special status that these exemplary travel agents will enjoy through membership in the Chairman’s Royal Club.”

There are a number of qualifications Mitchell Lange has fulfilled in order to be eligible to join the Chairman’s Royal Club, demonstrating his sincere commitment to & knowledge of the Sandals Resorts brand. As a result of his hard work and dedication to the resort brand throughout the years, Mitch proved himself to be amongst the best travel agent partners in the region with this notable invitation. This elite status provides Mitch the opportunity to offer the best service possible to consumers in their area, and travelers who book with him will have access to the most prominent deals and up-to-date information on the resort properties.

The exclusive club also provides agents the opportunity to visit Sandals Resorts International properties as often as possible. Sandals Resorts believes that the more agents visit the resorts and get to know the product, the better brand ambassadors they become.

According to Kevin Froemming, President of Unique Vacations Inc., relying on travel agents is one of the best ways consumers can get the most out of their Caribbean vacation. “Vacations are memories in the making,” said Froemming. “You don’t get a second chance to celebrate the perfect honeymoon or family reunion. It has to be just right. Travel agents such as Mitch are helping us to match customers to their ideal Luxury Included® property. We congratulate Mitch for becoming a member of the Chairman’s Royal Club, and wish him the very best.”