Adam Stewart

Exec. Chairman: Sandals Resorts International, Island Routes and the ATL Group & President, The Sandals Foundation

Adam Stewart

Exec. Chairman: Sandals Resorts International, Island Routes and the ATL Group & President, The Sandals Foundation

Biography

Keynote Speaker

Adam Stewart is a graduate and also a board member of The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University in Miami.

He is the dynamic Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the parent company of the world’s most recognized super brands of luxury all-inclusive resorts, including adults only Sandals® Resorts and family-friendly Beaches® Resorts.

Born in 1981, the same year his late father Gordon “Butch” Stewart purchased his first hotel in Jamaica, Adam grew alongside the Sandals Resorts chain which today, is one of the Caribbean’s largest employers with over 18,500 team members and 24 resorts across four brands and nine islands.

An avid adventurer and lover of the sea, just like his father, Adam was inspired to share his passion for the Caribbean, its natural beauty and authentic lifestyle.  Thus the region’s premier tour company, Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, was born offering countless unique and exciting tour and adventure experiences.

In 2009, he launched the Sandals Foundation which seeks to unite the Caribbean region under one common goal: to uplift its people through education and protect its delicate ecosystems.

Adam is also Executive Chairman of the family-owned ATL Group comprising retail outlets and media.

Additionally, as master distributors for eight automotive brands, ATL Automotive provides unmatched service with world class facilities and amazing team members.  ATL, the only Jamaican master dealer, is the Caribbean’s master dealer for BMW, Mini and also the world’s leading New Energy Vehicle, BYD.

Adam oversaw the introduction of Starbucks® to Jamaica, Cayman, Barbados, Turks & Caicos and Panama under a licensing agreement with the Starbucks Coffee Company.

In 2016, he received one of Jamaica’s national honours, the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) for outstanding contribution to tourism and the hotel industry. In 2015, he was also named the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Hotelier of the Year and in 2017, the Caribbean Tourism Organization honored Adam with the Jerry Award for his demonstrated passion in developing the Caribbean region.  In November 2022, Adam was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree (LLD) by the University of the West Indies for his contribution to Caribbean communities and elevating the region.  A few months later, in May 2023, he was appointed ambassador/special investment envoy by the Prime Minister of Jamaica to assist with driving economic growth based on his extensive expertise in innovation and investment.  Adam was also presented with the prestigious Executive of the Year Award at the top travel industry supplier event, the Annual Travvy Awards Gala held in November 2023.

All session by Adam Stewart

Keynote Speaker

09:30-09:50
Radisson Grenada