Sandals Barbados to Close Temporarily for $65 Million Makeover

sandals barbadosHot on the heels of the spectacular launch of Sandals LaSource Grenada, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has announced Sandals Barbados is set to temporarily close its doors to undergo a similarly exciting enhancement program.

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Starting on April 1, the wide-ranging renovations will include the introduction of seven new gourmet restaurants, bringing the total to ten, total refurbishment of the resort’s 280 existing rooms, as well as numerous other additions and enhancements that will offer Sandals guests a level of their Luxury Included experience in line with Barbados’ reputation as one of the region’s most-sought after destinations.
Sandals’ Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart commented, “When we acquired this property in August, 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 ‘Sandalization’ to start and drive forward into what is an exciting future for Sandals and Barbados as a destination. We cannot wait to reopen.”

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No stone has been left unturned, with every aspect of the resort to undergo major enhancement, including all of the resort’s public areas, such the hotel’s lobby. As well as the addition of an exclusive Club Sandals lounge, departure lounge and an expanded Red Lane Spa, the resort’s new look will feature an exclusively-designed wedding garden, Sandals’ signature swim-up pool bar, fire pits and magnificent beachfront whirlpool. The resort will also launch a new attraction program that is expected to see more guests venture out to experience Barbados as a destination.
Foodies will be thrilled too with the launch of Sandals’ highly-acclaimed Discovery Dining program that will now include the latest restaurant concepts such Butch’s Chophouse, French-style patisserie, Café de Paris, Soy Japanese sushi and Sandals’ first-ever Indian restaurant. Additionally, new kitchens and back-of-house areas will help to deliver the highest level of Sandals service ever seen.
Two brand new tennis courts, eight new elevators, state-of-the-art Wi-Fi capabilities and the introduction of Sandals’ Butler Elite program to Barbados for the first time, will complete the magic.
“The launch of Sandals LaSource Grenada has been one of the finest in the history of our company, not just in terms of the response from the international marketplace, but what we’ve managed to physically create there. The creativity and innovation of its design alone is exhilarating - it is a truly remarkable resort. It has only been open for six weeks but we are now starting to see the true quality emerge. We now intend to create that kind of magic here in Barbados,” Stewart continued.
Guests can relocate their existing booking to any of the other Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts in St. Lucia, Antigua, Jamaica, The Bahamas or Turks and Caicos, excluding Sandals Emerald Bay and Sandals LaSource Grenada, including any associated airfare change fees, subject to availability.