|Steve Heydt, president of Elite Island Resorts (left), and Tony Bowen, Elite Island Resorts’ new regional managing director|
Elite Island Resorts recently announced Tony Bowen, known throughout the world for his many contributions to Caribbean tourism, has joined Elite Island Resorts as regional managing director.
Bowen was just awarded the Gold Award for Outstanding Contribution to Caribbean Tourism this year by Virgin Holidays. He was chosen as the Caribbean Hotelier of the Year in 2006 and the St. Lucia Hotelier of the Year in 2005. He is currently president of the St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association, a position he has held on three separate terms.
He graduated from Bournemouth College's University of Dorset United Kingdom with Membership to the Hotel & Catering Institutional Management Association and has held senior positions in the region’s leading resorts including Sandy Lane, Glitter Bay and Royal Pavilion, all in Barbados; Ciboney in Jamaica; St James's Club in Antigua and Windjammer Landing in St Lucia.