Sandals Resorts International (SRI) announces exciting enhancements to seven of its Luxury Included® resorts this upcoming season. SRI has not only gained a reputation as a leader in the luxury hospitality sector, but also is known for its commitment to creating timeless vacations through exceptional services and amenities. In order to stay ahead of the curve, SRI has undertaken large scale renovation projects at several of its resorts to leverage the guest experience to new heights. These renovations are part of a $500 million plan to expand and enhance the company’s offerings in the Caribbean over the coming decade.
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island: This royal retreat will offer a whole new experience, as all 144 rooms in the Manor Block will experience a complete transformation both inside and out. Featuring a lighter, contemporary look, the new rooms will include new tiling , mahogany entertainment units with a 42 inch plasma television and bar area with refrigerator, neutral draperies with open-weave sheers, and gorgeous large-scale area rugs with teal, charcoal and amber accents. Large balconies being added to 42 ocean view rooms. Beachfront fire pits and an expanded lounge area will complete the Manor’s new look. An additional daytime bar on the pier and an upgrade to the famed Gordon's restaurant will enhance the gastronomic experience, while the Royal Villas will feature newly designed landscaping. These renovations are expected to be complete by early 2012.
Sandals Montego Bay: The first Sandals Resort gives guests even more to love now with upgraded common areas and enhanced dining outlets. A new beach bar features a contemporary Jamaican look, including a local cut stone façade means your favorite beverage is never far away. The resort’s new Pizzeria and grill entices with local woods, glass tiles, and natural stones. A new cut stone deck with fire pit, resin wicker lounge furniture, and oversized chaise lounges offers the perfect post-dinner relaxations spot. Guests will soon have another lounge area to enjoy, set right on the beach, next to the Piano Bar and an additional lounge deck will also be added on the beach in front of the Almond Building.
Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island: On the exotic offshore Sandals Island, guests will soon be able to enjoy a new lounge and fire pit area on the beach facing the resort. The resort’s Royal Beachfront suites in the Balmoral building will soon feature upgraded bathrooms, with new marble walls, floors, and counter tops, stained mahogany vanities, and backlit mirrors.
Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort: Following a $60 million upgrade project, the newest resort in Jamaica and the largest resort in the portfolio, now features three resorts in one with the Riviera Great House, Riviera Villas, and the Riviera Seaside flanked by white sand beach. At the brand-new Riviera Beach Club, guests will experience poolside butler service, a grotto pool, fire pits and much more. Seven new and redesigned restaurants, high-tech in-room upgrades with suites now offering Plasma TVs and iPod docking stations, as well as newly outfitted bathrooms, are sure to impress the most discerning guests. The resort’s Red Lane® Spa will also be receiving a new facelift with updated porcelain tiled floors and a new color scheme.
Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa: The resort’s expansive deck outside of Bayside restaurant will include several sectional lounges and vertical fire pits, while other lounge areas will feature additional decks set right over the sand with individual fire pits for romantic evenings under the stars. Eleanor’s restaurant s, Giuseppe’s and Café de Pariswill all receive a whole new look. Two categories of suites – the One Bedroom Penthouse Honeymoon Beachfront Suite and the One Bedroom Walkout Honeymoon Beachfront Suite – will see new soft furnishings, an upgraded entertainment unit in the suite’s parlors that includes a 42 inch plasma television and bar area. Couples can expect to enjoy these new features by the end of 2011.
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa: Guests will experience upgrades resort-wide, including an enhanced Red Lane® Spa fitness center with all new Life Fitness aerobic equipment, upgraded locker rooms and new whirlpool. A refreshing look will be aesthetically pleasing for the entire family, as 225 rooms will receive all new soft furnishings and furniture, full bath renovationsand a new armoire for 42 inch plasma televisions. New furniture & awnings throughout the resort’s public spaces will offer families additional areas to relax together, while the pool bar will feature new stone countertop. These enhancements will be complete by November 2011.
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa: The resort’s Presidential Two Bedroom suites will be receiving new soft furnishing upgrades in their parlors, to include new drapes, upholstery and pillows in a beige and coral motif. Deluxe, Premium & Grande Luxe rooms in the Caribbean Village will also receive a soft furnishings upgrades, among many being an eight foot mahogany entertainment unit with 42 inch plasma television and added trundle beds or sleeper chairs. All rooms at Beaches Turks & Caicos will feature a personal Xbox® 360 game console. These new upgrades will be unveiled this holiday season.
As Sandals Resorts International continues to expand its services and amenities, guests will experience the highest level of Caribbean hospitality on the planet.