Dover Woods, Barbados July 11, 2017 -Sandals Barbados has been awarded the coveted International Six Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. The luxury Included Resort also received similar awards for the historic Bombay Club Indian Restaurant and Butch’s Chophouse.
Sandals Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart commended the resort’s team members on the landmark achievement.
“We are proud of the achievements of Sandals Barbados and the hard work of our dedicated team members. The Bombay Club restaurant was the first of its kind within the Sandals chain and it has proven to be a game changer in our Five Star Global Gourmet dining concept, even as we continue to exceed our guest’s expectations.
“This award comes at an opportune time as we prepare for the opening of Sandals Royal Barbados which I am confident will be a worthy winner of another INTERNATIONAL STAR DIAMOND when the time comes,” said Stewart.
These sentiments were shared by Sandals Barbados General Manager Mr. Fernand Zievinger who again noted the contributions made by the staff and the hotel’s determination to strive for excellence.
“Not only are many of the smiling faces you see Barbadians but we use a significant amount of local produce in our meals in the Bombay and Butch’s restaurants which gives it that unique and now award winning flavor, so we are very proud of this achievement. This award is an award for Barbados not just Sandals. These accolades only enhance the tourism product of the island and add to the rich history of Barbados being a prime tourism destination.”
The Star award is the most prestigious emblem of achievement and true quality; an award many strive for, but few obtain. Members of the Academy are part of an exclusive network of professionals, within the luxury sector of hospitality industry. The Academy’s INTERNATIONAL STAR DIAMOND AWARD is the only one award program that recognizes excellence in a global level.
The Academy expanded the breath of recognition of the INTERNATIONAL STAR DIAMOND AWARD beyond Five Star Hotels and Restaurants to include Resorts, Airlines, Cruise Lines, Spas, Golf Clubs, Destinations, Chefs and Luxury Products. This Coveted award recognizes a commitment to excellence in luxury and service, and all evaluations are based primarily on exceptional service, superb facilities, ambiance, attitude, gastronomy, cleanliness and above all, hospitality.