Sandals Sells Grand Pineapple Antigua To Elite Island Resorts
Sandals Resorts International, parent company of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts, has announced the sale of Grand Pineapple Antigua to Elite Island Resorts effective 30MAY16.
The 180 room resort located at Long Bay, Antigua will continue accepting bookings and will remain open as it transitions to a new name and brand, Pineapple Beach Club, on 01JUN under Elite Island Resorts’ ownership. Elite Island Resorts says all staff members will remain in place under the new management team.
“We are very satisfied that our staff and loyal customers will be properly taken care of under the stewardship of Elite’s Chairman, Mr. Rob Barrett,” stated Sandals’ Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart. Guests with bookings made for arrivals to Grand Pineapple Antigua after 30MAY will be fully protected.
SRI says Grand Pineapple Negril remains a part of its resort collection and will not be impacted by the sale.
Sandals is retaining a presence in Antigua with Sandals Grande Antigua, which debuted in 1991 as the 1st Sandals outside of Jamaica. The company says it remains in high-level discussions to introduce the first Beaches Resort to the island.