IT is with great pleasure that Sandals Chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, and Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Adam Stewart, announce the promotion of another company stalwart.
Winston Anderson, General Manager of Sandals Grande St. Lucian, has been promoted to the position of Managing Director, Sandals Grande St. Lucian with oversight for all Saint Lucian resorts effective July 1, 2017.
A hospitality professional with over 35 years of experience in Food and Beverage, Accounting, Rooms Division, Sales and Marketing and Project Management, Anderson began his Sandals journey in 1991 as Food and Beverage Manager at Sandals Ocho Rios. Since then, he has held progressive positions, including the post of Hotel and General Manager at numerous resorts across the group in Saint Lucia, Turks & Caicos, Antigua, Jamaica and Grenada.
He has played significant roles in the brand transition of new major acquisitions, including Beaches Turks & Caicos, and was the pre-opening General Manager at Sandals LaSource Grenada, overseeing its development before returning as General Manager at Sandals Grande St. Lucian.
An active tourism advocate, Anderson is also an executive member of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association, a Trustee of the Tourism Enhancement Fund and sits on the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. Throughout his tenure, he has been lauded as a charismatic, visionary and transformational leader who consistently displays a passion for the development of people — by both his resort team members and those within the community.
Anderson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Revans University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioural Science from California State University and a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Science (also from Revans University). He has also been bestowed with the Honorary Doctorate in Management and Leadership by the Global University of Lifelong Learning for his contribution to leadership, community and social work.
Sandals is confident Anderson will continue to provide nothing less than the stellar leadership qualities exhibited to date.