Sandals Resorts International has announced Adam Stewart's appointment as the resort company's Executive Chairman.
Adam Stewart becomes the second Chairman in the company’s 40-year history. He is preceded by his late Father and Chairman, Gordon "Butch" Stewart, who found the organization in 1981.
Executive Chairman Adam Stewart assumes the role after working alongside his father for more than two decades, serving as Chief Executive Officer and most recently Deputy Chairman. He has helped oversee the expansion of Sandals Resorts International throughout the Caribbean, including the recent announcement of two new island resort destinations, the future Sandals Curaçao and Beaches Resorts in St. Vincent.
In 2009, Adam Stewart launched the Sandals Foundation with a mission to lift communities through education, healthcare, and environmental protection. The foundation and its activities have helped populations across the region through various impact-focused programs, where he will continue to serve as President. In 2016, Stewart was also bestowed the national honor of the Order of Distinction, Commander Class by the Government of Jamaica for his contribution to tourism.
We could never have imagined the monumental impact that our resorts have had around the world. It has been a remarkable journey to have built brands that play a part in so many of our customers’ happiest moments. Our team is the best in the world, and I am incredibly proud of the work they do every day of life to put our customers first, as we carry forward.
Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International.
Adam Stewart has played an integral role in managing the company's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including launching its creation of the respected Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness to ensure guests' and team members' safety, and consulting with industry groups, government entities, health organizations and international associations alike.