March 12, 2012

We are thrilled to announce the reopening of the newly-renamed Balmoral Tower at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Ilsand. After undergoing recent renovations, the Balmoral Tower now features a lighter, contemporary look and even more luxury.  This $17 million upgrade helps maintain Sandals Resorts’ high end Luxury Included® standard, providing guests with the highest-quality amenities and ensuring that they have the best possible experience.  The rooms and suites in the Balmoral Tower now boast travertine-style oversized rectangle tiling instead of carpet, mahogany entertainment units with a 42 inch plasma television, a bar area and refrigerator, neutral draperies with open-weave sheers, and gorgeous large-scale area rugs featuring teal, charcoal and amber accents.  The renovated bathrooms include contemporary stained mahogany his and her vanities with Carrera marble tops, backlit mirrors, and showers that feature white beveled subway tiles with blue, cream and amber glass accent tiles .  The most exciting feature is sure to be the large balconies that were added to 35 of the ocean view rooms.  An additional 11 ground-floor rooms have now become walk-out rooms, providing direct access onto the newly-finished white concrete pool deck, which incorporates local fauna and conch shells.  Beachfront fire pits and an expanded lounge area complete the Balmoral Tower’s new look. 

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March 19, 2012

Sandals Says:

Sandals Resorts is proud to once again announce that the company has been  named a Consumer Superbrand in the United Kingdom, following an independent survey of over 2,000 British consumers undertaken by The Centre for Brand Analysis. The Superbrands’ ranking, now in its 13th year, is an influential barometer of brand strength in the UK.  Brands are judged for their quality, reliability and distinction, and Sandals Resorts beat tough competition to take its place on the prestigious list.

“The Sandals Resorts brand, now 30 years old, has been built on a commitment to exceeding customer expectations, and to driving product innovations that keep our offerings fresh, exciting and at the forefront of luxury,” says Karl Thompson, Sandals Managing Director for the UK and Europe.  “We are honored to be named a Consumer Superbrand again this year and this accolade is a testament to the hard work of each individual throughout our organization.”

The Consumer Superbrands survey has been compiled since 1995 and is the benchmark annual brand barometer.  Stephen Cheliotis, Chairman of the Superbrands Expert Council said: “A Superbrand is one which constantly delivers excellence and quality, and this year’s consumer poll reflects this.  It is a huge achievement that Sandals Resorts has made the official 2012 list, revealing its influence on today’s consumers.”


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March 27, 2012

~ His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales Spends His Last Night in Jamaica Honoring the Island’s Culture, Music and Cuisine at an Event on Sandals Royal Caribbean’s Private Island ~

 Britain’s Prince Harry is welcomed by Gordon “Butch” Stewart,” Founder and Chairman of Sandals Resorts, for an evening celebrating the unique culture, music, history and cuisine of Jamaica at Sandals Royal Caribbean’s private island in Montego Bay.

With the world watching His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales’ Caribbean tour to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Sandals Resorts was proud to host the Prince for his last night in Jamaica at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

“It was truly an honor for us to host Prince Harry at Sandals Royal Caribbean,” said Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International. “Sandals Resorts embodies the culture and vibe of Jamaica, and we were delighted to help him experience what our island is all about.”

Sandals Resorts hosted Prince Harry for a chic beach party on Sandals Royal Caribbean’s private island to celebrate Jamaica’s unique culture, music, history and cuisine. Throughout the evening, Prince Harry enjoyed traditional Jamaican cuisine including the world renowned Jamaican Jerk flavor, a dessert trio featuring delicious local fruits, and entertainment of Fire Dancers and a Steel Pan Band.  Additionally, a special presentation was created in his honor, which featured a musical journey of Jamaica through dance, showcasing varying styles of music from Quadrille and Ska to Rock-steady and, of course, Reggae. 

 During the event, Sandals Resorts Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart and CEO Adam Stewart welcomed His Royal Highness, and the Prince was presented with a piece of local Jamaican art from the Jamaica Tourist Board.  It was certainly a night that will be forever remembered by Sandals Resorts.



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