Adam Stewart is Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the company founded by his late father, Gordon “Butch” Stewart who owned and operated the world’s most recognized brands of luxury all-inclusive resorts including adult, couples-only Sandals Resorts and family-friendly Beaches Resorts.
Prior to focusing on his role as Executive Chairman, Stewart spent more than a decade as Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the organization, leading the brand’s transition to its now Luxury Included® signature and overseeing a period of great expansion that also introduced the region’s first over-the-water accommodations. His efforts have been recognized by numerous hospitality industry awards including being named the 2015 Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Hotelier of the Year. He now follows in his father’s footsteps in leading the strategic vision of the company as it prepares for a bold strategy forward.
In addition to his expanded role with SRI, Adam Stewart continues his leadership role in the family’s extensive hospitality, media, automotive and appliance business holdings, including his position as Executive Chairman of The ATL Group, comprising the Jamaica Observer, the country’s leading daily newspaper and ATL Appliance Traders, a chain of domestic and commercial appliance outlets combining exclusive distributorship of the world’s top electronic brands and ‘unbeatable’ customer service throughout Jamaica.
Deeply committed to the region, he is the President of the Sandals Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization aimed at fulfilling the promise of the Caribbean community, recently served as 1st Vice President of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association, and is chair of the country’s Tourism Linkages Council, which seeks to enhance the capacity and competitiveness of local suppliers, making the strength of tourism work for all.
A graduate and active alumnus of The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University in Miami, Stewart lives in Montego Bay, Jamaica with his wife Jill and the couple’s three children.