Sandals Resorts International deputy chairman and chief executive Adam Stewart has been recognised for outstanding contribution to Jamaica’s tourism and the hotel industry.

He has been awarded with the Order of Distinction – a national honour bestowed by the island’s government upon citizens who render outstanding and important services to the country.

Stewart was officially presented with the insignia at a national honours and awards ceremony.
Stewart was among several Jamaicans to receive national honours in recognition of their contributions to various sectors, ranging from education, health, agriculture and of course tourism.

Stewart has headed the Caribbean all-inclusive resort group for 10 years and has filled multiple leadership roles within the sector, including first vice-president for the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association.
He said: “I am very proud to be Jamaican and having the opportunity to contribute to my country’s development and to the development of the region through tourism is something I’m very thankful for and something I take very seriously.”