Sandals Royal Barbados, the brand’s second hotel on the island, is on schedule and will open in time for the upcoming winter season, reports Gordon “Butch” Stewart, chairman of Sandals Resorts International.
The new resort will give Sandals a total of 502 rooms in Barbados.
“Sandals Royal Barbados is progressing as it should and will most certainly be open and ready to welcome its first guests, as promised, on Dec. 20,” said Stewart.
According to Stewart, the new resort, which is adjacent to Sandals Barbados and located in the famed St. Lawrence Gap area on Dover Beach, is a “game changer” for Sandals Resorts.
Sandals Royal Barbados will offer 222 concierge and butler-level suites, including the brand’s signature Rondovals, Millionaire Butler Suites and Skypool Suites, along with an extensive Crystal Lagoon Pool Complex including Swim-Up Suites. Amenities will include the brand’s very first gentlemen’s only barber shop, a full-service 15,000 sq. ft. Red Lane Spa, four bars offering unlimited premium spirits and five signature dining establishments including French, Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisines, as well as new American and Asian-fusion concepts.
William “Billy” Griffith, CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), says anticipation is high with the opening of Sandals Royal Barbados this coming winter season.
“An established brand such as Sandals inspires great confidence in Barbados as a destination as we promote our island’s diverse, high calibre product offerings around the world. We are certain that this latest addition to our product profile will bring even more benefits to our tourism economy and we anticipate that this will augment our marketing efforts in all of our major source markets. New developments like Sandals Royal Barbados will go a long way to keep our destination fresh and top-of-mind with potential holidaymakers, with the assurance that they will still have a safe and unforgettable holiday. Huge kudos to our friends at Sandals.”
The new resort will also introduce Sandals’ first-ever rooftop infinity pool, complete with the brand’s famed La Parisienne French restaurant and a poolside bar, as well as an entertainment pavilion featuring a four-lane bowling alley, living room and game room that Stewart says were designed to foster on-demand entertainment, available as the customer wishes.
For guests in select top category suites, Sandals Royal Barbados will also introduce the additional pampering of chauffeured Rolls-Royce airport transfers. Also new to Sandals Resorts and debuting here, The Beach House Resort Shop, a new retail brand curated to bring together the elements of the Caribbean featuring sophisticated resort wear, home goods, local craft and provisions.
The resort will also debut a 6,000 sq. ft. conference facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
Rates start from US$251 per person/per night.