Sandals Resorts International Expands Into The Island Of St. Vincent

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Sandals Resorts International CEO Gebhard Rainer and Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart officiating the expansion of Beaches Resorts into St. Vincent and the Grenadines along with Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr. Ralph Everard Gonsalves; Minister of Tourism, Sports, and Culture, the Honourable Cecil O. McKie and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Camillo Gonsalves.

Luxury all-inclusive resort leader Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is expanding to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, its eighth island in the Caribbean, and a new destination for the brand, following the acquisition of Buccament Bay Spa and Resort.

The resort, which has been shuttered as a failed development since 2016, will be completely transformed to become the fourth Beaches Resorts within the portfolio, joining their award-winning family-friendly resorts in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos.

According to SRI Founder and Chairman, the Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, “investing in St. Vincent and its captivating people, was not only compelling, but a natural next step for continued expansion within the Eastern Caribbean.

Beginning with our first entry in Saint Lucia many years ago and more recently Grenada and Barbados, we are champions of growth for the Eastern Caribbean, and it has remained at the forefront of our expansion strategy,” said Stewart.

“Expanding into a brand-new destination ushers in the tremendous opportunity for new and existing team members to experience a whole new way of life and professional growth path. The minute our customers land in St. Vincent, they will be enchanted with its magnificence. The resort hugs the Caribbean Sea and is nestled within a lush mountain range and neighboring rainforest. Best of all, it’s only a short drive from the newly constructed Argyle International Airport.”

The agreement, which has been in the works for nearly a year, will bring Beaches Resorts to the archipelago chain known as the ‘Jewels of the Caribbean.’ “The resort will undergo extensive reimagination and renovations,” stated Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “Each time we expand, we bring with us the full potential of our 40 years in hospitality with the creation of new jobs and skillsets through our Corporate University, the on-the-ground work of our Sandals Foundation, the dedicated airlift and comprehensive global marketing campaigns that always follow. As we look to the future, this growth stands for tremendous possibility.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Every time Butch opens a new resort somewhere other than in Antigua, some body needs to throw something at some people.

  2. Kudos to the Sandals Group to expand their brand throughout the Caribbean. And to make this kind of investment during this Covid period is very commendable. Wish many more Caribbean businessmen would follow in Butch footstep so that the Caribbean does not have to depend only on Foreign Direct Investment as Butch is considered one of us. I do hope he didn’t squeeze Ralph ball to hard. Cause we know how he can drive a very hard bargain. All taxes waived.

  3. @crying, crying
    I don’t see why. Butch’s game is not covert. It is quite obvious what he is up to. Those games are dated and no longer effective. Butch and Gonzalo have a lot in common. Maybe now the plan is join forces to dominate the Caribbean Ganja Network. Eyes are watching you. But then again, if law enforcement in St Vincent is cut from the same cloth as their Vincentian counterparts in Antigua…. ? Look out!!! Vincy weed could now complement the Jamaican varieties rather than compete against it!!!! Now do you understand the Butch/Gonzalo business..¡¡forecast?

    • ANON THE 1ST :
      Are you certain.You are not Anal the 1st.What is Sandals doing wrong.If Butch Stewart was a white European and or Chinese.You would be kissing where he sits.Good job Butch and good luck in St.Vincent.May your business model continue to grow.

  4. Good for SVG. Hopefully their Minister of Finance is not a pushover that will allow Sandals to hold on to monies rightly belonging to the government. As long as the lastname is not Lovell, they should be fine.

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