Kira Solomon S.T.A.R. Awards Press Release


Kira with Gordon "Butch" Stewart, Chairman & Founder of Sandals & Beaches Resorts. 
Kira with Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International.
Kira with David Roper, Director of Industry Relations for Sandals Resorts International.
Kira with her Sandals Senior Business Development Manager, Julie Stephan.

Clearwater, FL December 12, 2012 -  Kira Solomon, owner of My Paradise Planner, has been recognized by Sandals Resorts, the Luxury Included® Vacation, at The 11th Annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Awards held December 1, 2012, at the newly renovated Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island in Nassau, Bahamas.  Top agents including Kira were recognized for their outstanding knowledge and performance in selling the world’s best Luxury Included® resorts.  The resort company recognized and paid tribute to more than 400 travel agents from around the world including North America, Latin America and the U.K..
“We value the hard work of travel agents like Kira, and take the opportunity to commend them as they are essential in bringing the Sandals Resorts’ and Beaches Resorts’ vacation experiences to life for their clients,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resort International.  “Kira is an extension of our Sandals Resorts family and because of her dedication in exceeding customer expectations, we are able to provide guests with the vacation of their dreams and the experience of a lifetime.”

As a Certified Sandals Specialist in a Preferred Sandals Agency, and an elite Chairman’s Royal Club Member, Kira is privy to Sandals Resorts robust education programs, award-winning marketing and advertising efforts and dedicated sales support.   Kira is consistently updated on all new developments and services offered at each Sandals Resort or Beaches Resort and special Preferred Sandals Agency perks ensure that her clients have priority when it comes to planning their Luxury Included® destination wedding, honeymoon, romantic getaway or family vacation.

Sandals Resorts created the S.T.A.R. Awards in 2002 as a way to recognize the top travel agencies selling Sandals, and at the same time showcase the newest in resort product and on-island attractions. The Eleventh Annual S.T.A.R. Awards celebrated brand new initiatives, including the acquisition of The Veranda Resort & Residences in Turks & Caicos, a luxury property with beautifully appointed suites and villas and spectacular oceanfront views along Grace Bay.  Travel agents also got a sneak peek into plans for the upcoming Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa, a new resort in a new destination for Sandals Resorts International’s award-winning portfolio.

My Paradise Planner Travel, specializes in planning and booking vacations, honeymoons, destination weddings & more for travelers all over the world.  Please call 1-888-FREE-MPP (373-3677) to speak to Kira or any other My Paradise Planner travel specialist or visit to find out more about Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts’ special programs and rates.

Note:  Kira Solomon, Owner of My Paradise Planner is available for interviews.

Sandals Resorts:
With 14 stunning beachfront settings, Sandals Resorts has earned a worldwide reputation for providing two people in love with the most romantic vacation experience in the Caribbean.  Sandals Resorts welcomes guests to the islands of Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, The Bahamas, and soon Grenada with a myriad of exclusive amenities from luxurious accommodations and Butler service to gourmet specialty dining and premium wines and spirits.  The award-winning Sandals Resorts is also the perfect venue for dream destination weddings, vow renewals, honeymoons, or what Sandals Resorts has coined WeddingMoons®.  For more information on Sandals Resorts Luxury Included experience, please visit

Beaches Resorts:
With three spectacular locations in Turks & Caicos and Jamaica, Beaches Resorts is the ultimate getaway for every member of the family.  With outrageous waterparks, XBOX® Play Lounge, the Scratch DJ Academy, exclusive Kids Camps, teen nightclubs, Certified Nannies, Butler service, and Red Lane® Spas, Beaches Resorts provides an unrivaled experience in the Caribbean. As a proud sponsor of Sesame Street, Beaches Resorts also offers the Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street®, where kids can spend their vacation with their favorite friends from the Sesame Street gang with daily activities and weekly stage shows. Beaches Resorts are also the perfect destination wedding and vow renewal venue, offering unrivaled choices for your most special day and the opportunity for the whole family to celebrate together with FamilyMoons®. For more information, please visit

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