Sandals Resorts International Receives Top Accolades at World Travel Awards!

Luxury Included® Resort Company Named Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand for 20 Consecutive Years ~

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Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, accepts the honors of Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand and Caribbean's Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resort at the World Travel Awards’ Caribbean & North America Gala on September 14, 2013 at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was honored with prestigious recognition at this year’s World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony, held on September 14, 2013 at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa. The Luxury Included® Resort Company collected an unprecedented total of 14 awards, demonstrating the continued success and evolution of its resorts. In addition to this distinguished accomplishment, SRI once again received the notable recognition of Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand, thus earning this title for 20 consecutive years.

“We truly value the recognition we receive at the World Travel Awards,” said Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “These awards reflect our unwavering dedication to always providing our guests with the best possible experiences and maintaining top luxury standards within the travel industry.”

With a total of 14 trophies from this year’s awards ceremony, more than any year past, Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts rose above other highly acclaimed hotel brands and even claimed a first-time award in the “Leading Conference Hotel” category. The Caribbean resort company’s top honors included:

Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand:
Sandals Resorts International (20th consecutive year)

Caribbean's Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resort:

Caribbean's Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort:

Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Resort:
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa (4rd consecutive year)

Caribbean's Leading Resort:

Caribbean's Leading Conference Hotel:

Antigua & Barbuda's Leading Resort:
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa (3rd consecutive year, 4th time overall)

Bahamas' Leading Spa Resort:
(3nd consecutive year, 5th time overall)

Bahamas' Leading Golf Resort:

Jamaica's Leading Resort:

Jamaica's Leading Spa Resort:

St. Lucia's Leading Resort:

St. Lucia's Leading Spa Resort:

Turks & Caicos' Leading Resort:

Additionally, Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts exclusive tour and excursion company, was named “Caribbean's Leading Adventure Tour Operator” at this year’s award ceremony.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized with this prestigious award by our travel partners and clientele worldwide, and to know that we are exceeding expectations by delivering the highest standards of service, safety and fun,” said David L. Shields, General Manager of Island Routes Caribbean Adventures. “Island Routes is the region’s fastest growing tour company and our purpose is to ensure visitors to the Caribbean create memories that will last a lifetime. We want guests to see our Caribbean by getting off-the-beaten path, trying an activity that truly excites them that they will never forget.”

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 and are hailed as “the Oscars of the travel industry.”  This year’s voting campaign reached a total of 348,325 travel professionals and consumers worldwide in more than 22 countries.  Nominations for this year’s World Travel Awards were based on the previous year’s voting.

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