Sandals Barbados Welcomes Its First Guests

November 14, 2013 - Sandals Resorts - Promotions & Events

Sandals Barbados, the newest addition to our Luxury Included® resort portfolio, opened its doors last week to much fanfare. Newlyweds Eva Kowalski and Thomas Ulewicz from Chicago, IL were the first to check-in to the property, greeted by the newly appointed General Manager of Sandals Barbados, Josef Zellner. These lucky guests were among the first to experience the finest amenities and accommodations along one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.  

If you have ever been to Sandals or Beaches Resorts, the name Josef Zellner might ring a bell. Originally from Austria, Zellner is no stranger to Sandals Resorts and has made the Caribbean his second home. He comes to Barbados most recently from Sandals Montego Bay where he served as General Manager for the past four years. With over 30 years of hospitality experience, he previously oversaw both Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa and Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, supervising great developments and enhancements at both of those resorts. “Barbados is a beautiful island that I have already begun to fall in love with,” said Zellner. “This resort is a great addition to our Luxury Included® brand and I look forward to welcoming more guests to our newest destination and continuing to share our renowned Sandals hospitality.”

Sandals Barbados offers a selection of 280 luxury accommodations that range from beachfront suites to exquisite rooms situated in the resort’s lush tropical garden. In Barbados, they say they have mastered the art of how to truly live, and Sandals Resorts is honored and excited to bring the Sandals difference and lifestyle to this Caribbean paradise.

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