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Sandals Resorts Recognizes Its Shining Stars For 2011

Sandals Resorts Recognizes Its Shining Stars For 2011~Top Travel Agents Were Honored During the Tenth Annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Awards~

Cruise & Land Travel has been recognized for their exceptional achievement by Sandals Resorts at the prestigious Travel Agency Recognition S.T.A.R Awards held recently at Sandals Grande Riviera, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

In addition, Ella Eliezer, Owner/Manager of Cruise & Land Travel was one of the first inductees into a brand new, exclusive Sandals Royal Chairman's Club, which recognized top agents in the world for their outstanding expertise and performance in selling Sandals and Beaches resorts.

Ella Eliezer, Owner/Manager of Cruise & Land Travel receiving "Best of the Best" award from Gordon "Butch" Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts and Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts

Sandals Emerald Bay Recognized By Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards

~Sandals' newest Luxury Included® Resort Honored as One of the Best Hotels in the World in 2011~

Sandals Emerald Bay Recognized By Fodor's 100 Hotel AwardsSandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas has been recognized as a 2011 Fodor's 100 Hotel awardwinner by Fodor's, the leading name in travel guides. This honorable award distinguishes the Sandals Emerald Bay property as an outstanding resort in the opinion of Fodor's editors and travel experts.

The resort has been specially recognized in the new “Most Trusted Brand” category, an honor reserved for the most stand-out resorts among familiar and trusted brands. This novel category highlights world-class international hotel chains, noted for their superior amenities including exceptional cuisine, lavish spas and remarkable design.

Each year, editors at Fodor's travel the globe in search of fabulous new locations and lodgings. The prestigious award given to Sandals Emerald Bay is a true testament to the consistent standards of excellence displayed by the Luxury Included® resort chain for two people in love. As a 2011 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award-winning property, Sandals Emerald Bay will be featured on and celebrated at the announcement event in New York City. A complete list of all 100 selected hotels is available at

Sandals Resorts receives top honors in BRIDES Magazine's 2011 Best Honeymoon Survey.

BRIDES Magazine, the #1 Bridal publication in the USA, partnered with Signature Travel Network, a group of more than 6,000 top travel agents in the United States, to conduct a survey on the world's best honeymoon destinations and resorts. Winners included:
Voted Top Caribbean Resort

Sandals Emerald Bay
Voted Top All-Inclusive Brand

All Sandals Resorts

Sandals Resorts’ Culinary Ambassador Takes Home A Third Emmy Award

~ Renowned Chef Walter Staib Wins Emmy Award for his Television Series ‘A Taste of History®' ~

Sandals Resorts International is proud to announce that its very own Culinary Ambassador, Chef Walter Staib, received a third Emmy Award for his television cooking series A Taste of History® during the prestigious 29th Annual Emmy® Awards held in Philadelphia. The second season of the show won Best Historic/Cultural Program or Special, while in its first season, Emmy® Awards went to Chef Staib and James Davey for “On-Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator” and “Director” respectively.

Chef Staib combined his passions for history and Caribbean cooking for seasons two and three of A Taste of History®, by filming in Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Antigua and The Bahamas to share the story of the influence that the West Indies had on Colonial culture and dining.

His love affair with Caribbean cuisine began in the 1970's as he completed major food and beverage projects on the French side of Saint Martin and in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Studying intensely under Jamaican cooks in jerk huts, food stalls at Faith's Pen, in the Blue Mountains as well as in local markets, fruit and spice orchards, molasses, rum and coffee plantations, Staib became a veritable authority on Jamaican delicacies and dishes.

Chef Staib also founded the Caribbean Culinary Federation, bringing authentic and delicious Caribbean flavors to the various restaurants and menus throughout all Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts. As the Sandals Culinary Ambassador, he ensures guests experience top-notch dishes, ranging from genuine Caribbean cuisine to Asian and Italian cuisine.

Sandals Resorts International Wins Accolades At World Travel Awards 2011

~ Luxury Included® Resort Receives Record Breaking Number of Awards ~

Sandals Resorts International is proud to announce being awarded top honors at the World Travel Awards 2011 Caribbean & The America's Awards Ceremony. Sandals Resorts International received an impressive 11 total awards, the highest amount of awards ever won by the Luxury Included® resort company. These awards are a true testament to the continued evolution of the brand and its resorts.

In addition to winning a record-breaking number of awards, Sandals Resorts International also received the distinguished title of Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand for the 18th year in a row. Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts top honors included:

  • Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand: Sandals Resorts International (18th consecutive year)
  • Caribbean's Leading Luxury All-Inclusive: Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas
  • Caribbean's Leading Family All-Inclusive: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, Turks & Caicos
  • Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Resort: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa (2nd consecutive year)
  • Antigua & Barbuda's Leading Resort: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
  • Bahamas' Leading Spa Resort: Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
  • Jamaica's Leading Hotel: Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa (2nd consecutive year)
  • Jamaica's Leading Resort: Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort
  • Jamaica's Leading Spa Resort: Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa
  • Saint Lucia's Leading Resort: Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort (2nd year)
  • Saint Lucia's Leading Spa Resort: Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa
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