Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was honored with prestigious recognition at the international 24th Annual World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony, held on December 10, 2017 at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam. The Luxury Included® Resort Company collected seven awards in total from the World Travel Awards and World Spa Awards, demonstrating the continued commitment to excellence of the brand and its resorts.
“Sandals Resorts International is thrilled to once again be the internationally recognized all-inclusive leader,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “Every year we continue to stand at the forefront of the hospitality industry, and every year we look forward to constantly innovating and improving the Sandals Resorts International brands to create the ultimate luxury experience for our guests.”
With a combined total of seven trophies, Sandals Resorts International rose above other highly acclaimed hotel brands throughout the world. The Caribbean resort company’s top honors included:
World's Leading All-Inclusive Company 2017: Sandals Resorts International
World's Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort Brand 2017: Beaches Resorts
World's Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2017: Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa
World's Leading Caribbean Attraction Company 2017: Island Routes Caribbean Adventures
Barbados' Best Resort Spa 2017: Red Lane Spa at Sandals Barbados
Saint Lucia's Best Resort Spa 2017: Red Lane Spa at Sandals Grande St Lucian
The Bahamas' Best Resort Spa 2017: Red Lane Spa at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
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.
The World Spa Awards is a dynamic awards program, launched in 2015, and is designed to drive up standards within spa and wellness tourism by rewarding the organizations that are the leaders in the field. World Spa Awards was developed in reaction to overwhelming demand from the spa industry for a program that was fair and transparent. A program with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence, and to help to foster a new era of growth in spa tourism.