Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was honored with 15 prestigious awards at the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards 2016 Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony held on September 17th, 2016 at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. The Luxury Included® Resort Company demonstrated its continued commitment to excellence of the brand and its resorts by receiving, once again, the notable recognition of the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand, thus earning this title for 23 consecutive years.
Also awarded within Sandals Resorts International’s brand was its philanthropic arm, the Sandals Foundation, who received the special honor of Outstanding Contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility Projects for its commitment to making a positive impact in the region through education, environment and community.
“We are delighted to once again be honored by the prestigious World Travel Awards,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “We continue to invest in our product so that each year we can be proud to say we are the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand. Our number one priority remains to provide the best possible Luxury-Included experiences for our customers, and we look forward to continuing to do so.”
With a total of 15 trophies, Sandals Resorts International rose above other highly acclaimed hotel brands throughout the world. The Caribbean resort company’s top honors included:
Outstanding Contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility Projects - The Sandals Foundation
Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand - Sandals Resorts International
Caribbean’s Leading Resort - Sandals Barbados
Caribbean’s Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resort - Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort
Caribbean’s Most Romantic Resort - Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Caribbean’s Leading All Inclusive Family Resort - Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort - Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
Bahamas’ Leading Spa Resort - Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
Grenada’s Leading Resort - Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa
Jamaica’s Leading Resort - Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa
Jamaica's Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort - Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
St Lucia’s Leading Resort - Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort
St Lucia’s Leading Spa Resort - Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa & Beach Resort
St Lucia’s Best Resort Spa - Red Lane Spa at Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa & Beach Resort
Barbados’ Best Resort Spa - Sandals Barbados
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. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.