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Sandals International sells Grand Pineapple Antigua to Elite Island Resorts

Sandals Resorts International has announced it will be selling the Grand Pineapple Antigua resort to Elite Island Resorts. The Caribbean hotel group will hand over the 180-room resort in Long Bay on 30th May, 2016, and it will be rebranded and renamed as the Pineapple Beach Club under the ownership of Elite Island resorts on 1st June.

Sandals International sells Grand Pineapple Antigua to Elite Island Resorts

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has revealed that Elite Island Resorts has purchased the Grand Pineapple Antigua Hotel and Resort.

The Caribbean hotel group will hand over its Antiguan resort in Long Bay on 30th May, 2016 where it will continue to take bookings and stay open as it transitions over to the ownership of Elite Island Resorts. The resort will reopen as Pineapple Beach Club on 1st June, 2016, and as part of the sale, Elite Island will keep all staff members on at the resort.

Gordon "Butch" Stewart, the Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, commented:

"We are very satisfied that our staff and loyal customers will be properly taken care of under the stewardship of Elite's chairman, Rob Barrett."

Holidaymakers who have made bookings to arrive at the 180-room resort after 30th May, will be protected under the agreement and their room rates will remain the same.

Sandals Resorts International will not be departing Antigua completely, and it will continue to operate its award-winning Sandals Grande Antigua. The hotel group is also in discussions to introduce its Beaches Resorts brand to the island.

Sandals owns and operates luxury all-inclusive Caribbean hotels and resorts in Jamaica, St Lucia, Antigua, The Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos under the three brands: Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts.

Sandals Resorts launched its first Jamaica hotel in Montego Bay in November 1981, and since then it has grown into one of the leading hotels groups for luxury all-inclusive breaks in the Caribbean.

Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The islands are famous for their wide selection of beautiful pristine white and pink sand beaches; one for every day of the year.

Antigua is the larger of the two islands, and a hotspot for weddings, honeymoons, and family holidays, thanks to its palm-fringed sandy stretches, warm turquoise waters, and verdant forests and landscapes.

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