It was a fabulous evening at #SandalsOverDrive, held October 26th, in Hollywood, FL! The evening began with a trade show, showcasing all the new amenities, activities, and accommodations offered at the Sandals and Beaches Resorts.
The Red Lane Spa displayed their new products for massages and treatments. Island Routes, THE excursion company in the islands, talked about their new “Mini Routes.” Imagine driving your own MINI Cooper convertible along the coasts of Jamaica! The Romance Department announced the brand new and exciting “Aisles to Isles” weddings (coming, soon)! No longer do brides need to pick a theme. Everything can be mixed and matched to design a bride’s unique wedding – one to call all her own!
We, also, were introduced to the newest member of the Sesame Street Characters who entertain children (of all ages) at the Beaches Resorts in Negril and Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Turks and Caicos. “Julia” is a young girl who is on the Autism Spectrum. The Beaches Resorts have become the perfect resorts to vacation with a child (or adult) on the Autism Spectrum. All team members, at the resorts, have been certified with the IBCCES, to become knowledgable of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Also, I am pleased to say, that I have been through this training and earned my CATP.
The exciting videos showcased the newest and grandest of all…the Overwater Bungalows in Jamaica and St. Lucia! These glorious accommodations are shaped in a heart (as seen from the sky) and offer the best in amenities and Butler Service.
Another exciting aspect of the evening…
The representatives of Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, and the Turks & Caicos showcased their unique island nations! The St. Lucia Minister of Tourism flew in greet us and, also, say a few words about the exciting things happening on his island. AND, to have the Honorable Gordon “Butch” Stewart (Chairman and and Founder) and his son, Adam Stewart (CEO) fly to Florida, from Jamaica, to join us for the evening, was the treat of the night!
During the event, the Sandals Business Development Managers of South Florida presented awards to the top travel agents. I was humbled and honored to have received The Chairman’s Award. This award is given to the most loyal and knowledgable travel agents who have supported the Sandals & Beaches family. Hence, having received the Sandals Spirit Award, twice, and, this, my second Chairman’s Award, I can humbly say that I am THE one to come to to reserve your Sandals or Beaches Resort. I, constantly, travel and stay at the 16 (soon to be 17) Sandals Resorts and the 3 Beaches Resorts in order to keep up on all the exciting changes. Therefore, I am best able to recommend the “right” resort for your honeymoon, family vacation, wedding, grand celebration, or corporate retreat.
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In closing, I’d like you to know that I treasure these photos, for I consider every one of them my colleague AND friend. When you build a business and cultivate it to be a “family,” it is one to be loved and appreciated.
Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Beaches Resorts
with Gary Sadler, Senior VP of Sales
with Mr. G, GM of Sandals Grande Antigua and Gerald Christ, GM of Sandals Royal Caribbean
with Ramel Sobrino, GM of Sandals Ochi Beach
with Jamie McAnally, GM of Beaches Turks Caicos
with Richard Routes
with Marsha Ann Brown, the Director of Romance
Overwater Bungalows at Sandals Royal Caribbean
a garden wedding
Red Lane Spa
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