Tourism and hospitality scholarship created in honour of ‘Butch’ Stewart

In one of his first initiatives as Sandals Resorts International (SRI) executive chairman, Adam Stewart has announced the creation of The Gordon “Butch” Stewart Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship designed to develop the next generation of Caribbean tourism leaders.

“My father fiercely believed in the power of possibility. He understood and celebrated the ability of people to rise above their potential and accomplish great things,” a Sandals release quotes Stewart.

“This scholarship’s core mission is to ensure a strong future for the Caribbean hotel industry by fuelling the talent pipeline with opportunity – a true reflection of my father’s passion for the region and its potential. That’s why I am delighted to honour his memory and the example he set by empowering our team members to dream big and dream bright,” added Stewart.

Butch Stewart, who died on January 4, 2021 at age 79, was founder of Sandals Resorts and at the time of his passing was chairman of the luxury-included, all-inclusive chain of 20 properties across nine Caribbean territories.

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