Hot on the heels of the launch of Sandals LaSource Grenada, Sandals Resorts International has announced Sandals Barbados will temporarily close its doors on April 1 to undergo a US$65 million enhancement program.
The wide-ranging renovations will include the introduction of seven new gourmet restaurants bringing the total to 10, total refurbishment of the resort’s 280 existing rooms as well as numerous other additions and enhancements.
Sandals Resorts’ chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart commented, “When we acquired this property in August 2013, we knew we were buying great potential; here was a lovely resort that could be transformed into something truly magical. The time has now come for the ‘Sandalisation’ to start and drive forward into what is an exciting future for Sandals and Barbados as a destination. We cannot wait to reopen.”
Every aspect of the resort will undergo major enhancements including all of the resort’s public areas such the hotel’s lobby. As well as the addition of a Club Sandals lounge, departure lounge and an expanded Red Lane Spa, the new look resort will feature an exclusively designed wedding garden, Sandals signature swim up pool bar, fire pits and a beachfront whirlpool. The resort will also launch a new attraction program that is expected to see more and more guests venture out to experience Barbados as a destination.
‘Foodies’ will enjoy the launch of Sandals’ Discovery Dining program that will now include new restaurant concepts such Butch’s Chophouse, a French-style patisserie Café de Paris, “Soy” Japanese sushi bar and Sandals first-ever Indian restaurant. Additionally, newly installed kitchens will help to deliver the highest level of Sandals service.
Two new tennis courts, eight new elevators, state-of-the-art Wi-Fi capabilities, new back-of-house facilities and the introduction of Sandals English Guild-trained butlers to Barbados for the first time will complete the magic.
Guests can relocate existing bookings to any of the other Sandals resorts, Beaches resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach resorts in Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, the Bahamas or Turks and Caicos, excluding Sandals Emerald Bay and Sandals LaSource Grenada, including any associated airfare change fees, subject to availability.