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CEO of Sandals Resorts International
Twenty-eight year old Adam Stewart is the dynamic CEO of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), which owns and operates Caribbean-based Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts, The Royal Plantation Collection and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts. Adam oversees all areas of SRI operations, which is headquartered in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He has held this position since 2006, but has been preparing for it his entire life.
The three years since his appointment have been a period of unprecedented growth, innovation and development at SRI. From transforming the flagship brands from all-inclusive to Luxury Included to the launch of a fourth, value-conscious resort brand, Adam has positioned the company well to deliver the best Caribbean vacations to every sector of the market.
Adam was born the same year that his father purchased his first hotel and launched the Sandals Resorts chain, which would one day become an empire comprised of 23 resort properties across five Caribbean islands. There is not a job within the company that he has not done, from reservations and meetings and incentives to technology and public relations. Prior to becoming CEO, Adam was director of resort product for Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts.
Adam was raised in Jamaica and graduated from Florida International University’s acclaimed Hospitality Management Program in Miami, FL. In August 2009, Adam was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Jamaica Observer, Jamaica's preeminent newspaper.