MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandals Resorts International (SRI) received 11 prestigious awards at the 26th Annual World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony that took place on January 28, 2019 at the all-new Sandals Montego Bay. The World Travel Awards rewards and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries, and SRI is thrilled to have been recognized in multiple categories for its commitment to industry excellence, reaffirming the brand's position as a leader in the all-inclusive space. Most notably, this year marked the 26th year SRI is recognized as the Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand and the 12th year Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa is named the Caribbean's Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort.
"We are thrilled to be honored at the World Travel Awards here at Sandals Montego Bay as the Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand for the 26th year in a row," said Gordon "Butch" Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. "Across the entire Sandals brand, we're innovating at every touch point of the all-inclusive experience to continue exceeding guests' expectations, and I look forward to sharing all that's good and new for 2019 across all our resorts."
This year, the World Travel Awards also bestowed a very special discretionary accolade to the Stewart Family on behalf of the Sandals Foundation for their Outstanding Contribution to Social Responsibility – a prestigious honor presented to an organization which has not only made a positive contribution to the travel and tourism industry, but to the very people and land who provide their businesses to flourish.
With a total of 11 trophies, Sandals Resorts International rose above other highly acclaimed hotel brands throughout the world. The Caribbean resort company's top honors included:
Caribbean's Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort 2019: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Resort 2019: Sandals South Coast, Jamaica
Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand 2019: Sandals Resorts International
Caribbean's Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resort 2019: Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa
Caribbean's Leading Resort 2019: Sandals Barbados
Caribbean's Most Romantic Resort 2019: Sandals Grande Antigua
Grenada's Leading Resort 2019: Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa
Jamaica's Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort 2019: Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
Jamaica's Leading Resort 2019: Sandals Montego Bay
St Lucia's Leading Resort 2019: Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort
Outstanding Leadership in Social Responsibility: The Stewart Family on behalf of the Sandals Foundation
The consecutive wins for each brand showcase Sandals and Beaches' commitment to constant innovation to exceed its guests' wildest expectations – from crafting the leading honeymoon experience to creating the perfect all-inclusive family getaway.
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. For more information about these award-winning resorts, visit www.sandals.com and www.beaches.com.
SOURCE Sandals Resorts International