Deputy Chairman, Sandals Resorts
“Adam Stewart is a maverick on a mission, an energetic change agent, and an innovator who is not constrained by convention.” The Jamaica Gleaner, December 2012 35-year old Adam Stewart is the dynamic Chief Executive Officer of the world-leading superbrand, Sandals Resorts International and The ATL Group, Jamaica’s longest-standing automotive and commercial and domestic appliance distributors and the largest private-sector group in the Caribbean. He is also President of the Sandals Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that fulfils the promise of the Caribbean community through investment in sustainable projects in education, community and environment to help improve people’s lives and preserve our natural surroundings. Born in the same year that his father, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart purchased his first hotel and launched the Sandals Resorts chain, Adam Stewart was raised in Jamaica and graduated from Florida International University’s acclaimed Hospitality Management Program in Miami, FL, before undertaking a fast track immersion through the Caribbean empire which today comprises 24 resort properties across three brands and nine islands. After almost a decade of Adam Stewart’s stewardship, Sandals continues to follow a trajectory of exhilarating growth that has been marked with new resorts, new islands as well as industry-changing innovation and development. Stewart’s ambitious leadership has transformed the all-inclusive concept to Luxury Included® resorts that offer guests levels of exclusivity never seen before and witnessed the company being named the World’s Leading Luxury All-Inclusive brand at the World Travel Awards for 20 straight years on its way to becoming the All-Inclusive Superbrand. With Stewart as the pioneer, the company is projected to double size and triple revenue within the next decade with 10 breathtaking new developments in the pipeline including new resorts and the entry into new territories in the region.