SANDALS WEDDINGS BY MARTHA STEWARTâ„¢ EXTENDS SPECIAL OFFER
May 5, 2011

 

Sandals Resorts is thrilled to extend their special FREE wedding offer for guests celebrating a destination wedding at any one of the 14 Luxury IncludedÒ Sandals Resorts located in Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Antigua and The Bahamas. Sandals Resorts is now offering brides & grooms who book a six night stay in a Premium category room or higher a Sandals® Weddings by Martha Stewart™ “Beautiful Beginnings” theme FREE if they book by December 30, 2011 for travel from August 15, 2011 – December 15, 2012. By reducing the qualifying room category from Concierge level to Premium, Sandals Resorts now offers brides & grooms on a budget the opportunity to celebrate their marriage in paradise, while enjoying all that a Sandals Resorts Luxury Included® vacation has to offer, as well as the special touch of Martha Stewart on their wedding day.

The elegant and simple “Beautiful Beginnings” wedding theme includes a sweet magenta dendrobium bouquet and boutonniere, a table for four with crisp white linens, an orchid centerpiece and a charming white cake.

In the most impressively elegant collaboration to date, Sandals Resorts International and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, joined forces to create Sandals® Weddings by Martha Stewart™ for brides and grooms who want to book a destination wedding at any of the 18 Luxury Included® Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts across the Caribbean. With six exquisite wedding themes, in the most romantic settings, Sandals® Weddings by Martha Stewart™ feature coordinated color palettes, beautifully designed wedding décor, complementary bouquets, invitations, cakes and favors, along with à la carte items, creating a fully-customizable and memorable experience to suit every couple’s unique preferences.

All weddings at Sandals Resorts include the following: a personal wedding consultant; Picturesque wedding location; Bridal bouquet & Groom’s boutonniere; pre-recorded musical accompaniment; Marriage Officiant, sparkling wine & chilled hors d’oeuvres reception for Bride, Groom and Two Guests (30 minutes); Two-tiered wedding cake; Preparation of marriage documents; Certified Marriage Certificate; Wedding gift from Sandals; One 5x7 honeymoon photograph; honeymoon dinner for Bride & Groom in a resort restaurant of their choice; Continental breakfast in bed the morning following the wedding.

For more information, visit www.sandals.com/weddings or call 1-800-SANDALS.

*Offer is valid for booking made now through December 30, 2011, for travel from August 15, 2011 – December 15, 2012. 

 

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Celebrating 30 Years with Sandals Resorts
May 16, 2011

I wanted to share the below article with you as it will show you how far we've come.  Sandals Resorts is a brand that represents luxury, service and true Caribbean hospitality, we are looking forward to the next 30 years.

 

Since its inception in 1981, the internationally-recognized brand of Sandals Resorts has symbolized authentic Caribbean hospitality and uncompromised luxury.

Gordon “Butch” Stewart has a simple philosophy that has been his guiding principle: exceed expectations. Sandals Resorts has become an iconic brand symbolizing romance and Luxury Included® quality. Stewart’s mission statement was simple but powerful: “Love is all you need.’’

Sandals Resorts will be the first resort company to offer over-the-water suites in the Caribbean, set to debut late next year at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort.  These gorgeous, dark timber suites are set right in the ocean on elevated stilts and feature see-through glass floors, over-the-water hammocks, outdoor showers and lit Whirlpools.

Every feature of Sandals’ top suites reflects a passion for luxury and romance. Guests of all top-category suites will also enjoy Sandals Resorts’ exclusive butler service.

In addition, treatments at the Red Lane® Spa, available exclusively at Sandals Resorts, reinterpret European rituals to satiate spa-goers with the sensuous sights, sounds, textures and scents of the Caribbean. Also, partnerships with notable companies such as Beringer Vineyards has introduced delicious wines and superior wine service standards at all resort locations.

In addition, in the fall of 2009 Stewart announced a partnership between Sandals Resorts and the celebrated Martha Stewart Weddings where guests getting married at all Sandals Resorts can now choose one of six distinct Sandals Weddings by Martha Stewart™ themes.

The new 500-acre new Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas features a large estate with Bahamian-styled villas and suites along its one-mile stretch of white-sand beach.  A championship Greg Norman golf course and world-class marina, multiple restaurants and suites serviced by Sandals’ exclusive butlers are also all part of the package.

With a legacy of innovations that have established Sandals Resorts as the most successful brand in the category, Sandals’ dynamic chairman will continue to make Sandals Resorts the luxurious and elegant base from which to explore the sights, sounds and tastes of the vibrant Caribbean lifestyle he loves.

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INTERACTIVE IPAD APPLICATION
May 23, 2011

 

SANDALS RESORTS LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE IPAD APPLICATION

 

In the latest line of marketing tools for travel agents, Sandals Resorts International, the Luxury Included® resort company, has created a new iPad application that quickly and elegantly reveals all the secrets of the most unique and creatively appointed suites in the Caribbean. The free interactive app allows agents and their clients the opportunity to virtually tour Sandals Resorts’ renowned suites and luxury included amenities firsthand as they would on location. Sneak peeks include in-the-round views of the exotic beachfront Rondoval suites; the floating entry to the exclusive Swim-Up suites with private pool-side patios and million-dollar views from a 180-degree perspective, revealing Saint Lucia’s bluff-top Millionaire’s suite, equipped with a three-story sundeck and private pool.

The interactive application allows users to transport themselves to the Caribbean with the technology of the iPad and innovation of Sandals Resorts, regardless of their location. App users can view select suites from the Sandals Resorts’ portfolio, and click on one of the many magnifying icons which allow agents and guests to view the product in greater detail. The Sandals Resorts app also offers individual resort maps, destination information, a detailed account of the Luxury Included® vacation experience, which offers more quality inclusions than any resort on the planet, as well as links to the Sandals Resorts website for more information. Take a closer look inside Sandals Resorts’ luxury suites and amenities by visiting http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sandals-suites/id433627859?mt=8#  today and downloading the new Sandals Suites app for the iPad.

 

 

 

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Star Diamond Awards
May 30, 2011

It gives me great pleasure to share this article with you!

 

On May 9, 2011, Sandals Resorts’ Chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for hospitality excellence by the American Academy Hospitality Sciences (AAHS) during an exclusive ceremony held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. As a leader in the resort industry, it comes as no surprise that his Luxury Included® Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts also took home several prestigious Six and Five Star Diamond Awards for 2011 during the ceremony.

Joseph D. Cinque, President and CEO of the AAHS was on hand to present Mr. Stewart with the highly-coveted awards in New York City, stating that his “entrepreneurial spirit has transformed the all-inclusive resort experience and created one of the world’s most recognized luxury brands.” The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences is the world's premiere organization for awarding excellence in travel, cuisine, luxury products and services. Each year, the Academy bestows its coveted International Star Diamond Award — a recognition that many strive for but few achieve — on superlative establishments that are deemed to be of pinnacle quality.

Following the ceremony, Mr. Stewart stated, “We are extremely honored to receive these coveted awards for properties throughout the portfolio, and believe it is a true testament to our continued dedication to guest satisfaction. We are proud to continue expanding our product, while maintaining the highest quality of services and amenities.”

Sandals Resorts International brought home a total of twenty-two Star Diamond Awards for 2011, including:

Six Star Diamond Award:

  • The Mediterranean Village at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
  • Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas
  • The Italian Village at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa

Green Six Star Diamond Award:

  • Red Lane® Spa at Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas
  • Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas for overall property procedures
  • Beaches Resorts for ‘Keeping it Green’

Five Star Diamond Award:

  • Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
  • Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia
  • La Toc Restaurant at Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia
  • Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort
  • Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
  • Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa
  • Sandals Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Red Lane® Spa at Sandals Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa
  • Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
  • Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
  • Mario’s Restaurant at Beaches Turks & Caicos
  • Le Petit Chateau Restaurant at Beaches Turks & Caicos
  • Sandals Resorts Arrival Lounge at Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport
  • Fowl Cay Resort, Exuma, Bahamas
  • Rio Chico Private Estate Ocho Rios, Jamaica - a member of the Private Villas of Sandals & Beaches Resorts.

 

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