Sanovnik Named Caribbean Hotelier Of The Year

Bay Gardens Resorts Executive Director Sanovnik Destang has been named the 2022 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year.

The Saint Lucian-born hotelier was hand-selected by Caribbean Journal to receive the top honour at the 8th Annual Caribbean Travel Awards, which highlights the region’s best beaches, destinations and resorts comprised of 20 categories.

Destang, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), spent four years working in Toronto, Canada, at KPMG, in the Fields of Audit & Transaction Advisory before returning to Saint Lucia in 2008 to lead the family-owned business founded by Joyce and Desmond Destang in 1995.

His extensive portfolio includes five Bay Gardens Resorts’ properties – Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, Bay Gardens Inn, Bay Gardens Marina Haven, Bay Gardens Hotel, and Waters Edge Villas by Bay Gardens Resorts. The collection consists of 233 rooms, two luxury villas, seven conference rooms, and five restaurants in Saint Lucia’s entertainment capital, Rodney Bay.

Commenting on the award, Destang said: “Being chosen as the 2022 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year is such an honour, Caribbean Journal puts a lot of thought into selecting a winner, and I am so grateful to have been considered for this award,”

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