New Sandals Hotel in Barbados to Debut 6k Square Foot Conference Center
Sandals Resorts has announced its second property in Barbados, which will include a 6,000 square foot conference facility. Dubbed Sandals Royal Barbados, the new all suite resort is available for booking now for stays beginning December 20.
When it opens the new hotel’s conference facility will be equipped with meeting aids such as a projector screen, microphone with stand, basic Internet and more.
International Meetings Review told you about plans to expand the company’s Barbados property last year. In fact, ground has already broken to add an additional 222 rooms to the existing property.
However, according to Sandals Resorts chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, “After reviewing the scope of the project, we felt that expanding may compromise intimacy, essential to a romantic setting, and possibly service standards, so we established a management team dedicated exclusively to Sandals Royal Barbados and designed the new resort to complement Sandals Barbados, where in Sandals’ style - guests may ‘stay at one, but play at two.’”
Sandals Royal Barbados will offer 222 rooms, which will all be concierge and butler-level suites, including the brand’s signature Rondovals, Millionaire Butler Suites, and Skypool Suites, which include private Rolls Royce transfers to and from the airport, along with an extensive Crystal Lagoon Pool Complex including Swim-Up Suites.
Other amenities will include a full-service 13,000 square foot Red Lane Spa, four bars offering unlimited premium spirits and five of the brand’s signature dining establishments including American, French, Chinese-Japanese Fusion, Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisines.
Marriott and Sandals to Bring New Conference Center to Jamaica
This is the first partnership between the hospitality companies and the first time SRI will manage a brand it did not create. Construction for the new AC Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica, the partnership’s debut project, gets underway this month and is slated to open winter 2019.
According to SRI CEO and Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart, the AC Kingston will offer 220 rooms, a 10,000-square foot conference center and full service restaurant.