A lavish ceremony marked the official opening of Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa on Monday, five months after the resort began receiving its first visitors in December 2013.


Featuring 225 rooms, including 69 with butler service and several with private plunge pools, the resort is the brand’s first on the island and also the first of the chain’s hotels to feature a new premium steakhouse, Butch’s Chophouse.


“We are thrilled to celebrate all that we have accomplished in this marvellous destination,” said Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, chairman of Sandals Resorts.

“The elevated level of luxury at Sandals LaSource Grenada has set the bar for what is possible to imagine among all hoteliers in the Caribbean. We are confident our work here will become one of the most compelling reasons to visit the Spice Island.”

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Other speakers included the chairman’s son Adam Stewart, chief executive of Sandals Resorts, Dr. Cecile La Grenade, the country’s first female governor general, and Dr. Keith Mitchell, Grenada’s prime minister.


“This is an exciting evening and an exciting time in the history of Sandals Resorts,” said Adam Stewart.

“Sandals LaSource offers guests the highest levels of personalised service and is the most contemporary and luxurious resort within our expanding portfolio. It exemplifies our commitment to excellence and to innovation.”

During the ceremony the resort received a number of awards from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS), including two Six Star Black Diamond awards for excellence in hospitality, and two Six Star Green Diamond awards for the resort and its Red Lane spa’s environmental practices.


The event closed with a fireworks display, followed by an after-party featuring a performance by America’s Got Talent contestant William Close.