Gordon "Butch" Stewart Receives Tourism Icon Award
Pictured from L-R: Adam Stewart – Deputy Chairman and CEO, Sandals Resorts International, The Hon. Andrew Holness – Prime Minister of Jamaica, Gordon “Butch” Stewart – Chairman and Founder, Sandals Resorts International, The Hon. Allen Chastanet – Prime Minster of Saint Lucia, Edmund Bartlett – Minister of Tourism, Jamaica
Chairman and founder of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, was presented with the Global Legend of the Caribbean Award at The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank’s Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism held in Montego Bay. The award is in recognition of Stewart’s contribution to sustainable global tourism growth and job creation in the Caribbean.
“Knowing the humble beginnings of this company and after 36 years in this industry, I can truly say it is an honour to receive this award. Sandals is a homegrown brand with proud roots in Jamaica and the Caribbean and I am happy we have been able to have such an impact on the region by bringing guests from across the world to our beautiful shores and by creating jobs for Caribbean nationals,” said Mr. Stewart.