GRAND ANSE BEACH, Grenada – No stranger to prestigious accolades, Grenada’s premier all-inclusive luxury resort, Spice Island Beach Resort has once again been bestowed the coveted Six Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS).
The family-owned and operated retreat received this prominent award on Friday, June 14 during a special cocktail reception and celebratory dinner held at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey. Christopher
Macchio, New York Tenor’s most acclaimed opera singer and one of the Trustees of the Academy, was on hand to offer his congratulations prior to the award being presented to Sir Royston in the library of the exclusive private Bedminster club.
“We’re honoured to be recognized for the past six years with the prestigious AAHS Six Star Diamond Award, a true benchmark for the luxury travel sector,” said Sir Royston Hopkin KCMG, chairman and managing director of Spice Island Beach Resort. “The distinguished award reflects our commitment to consistently provide guests with the utmost in customer service. I am only the custodian and the visionary,” he added. “I thank my immediate family, my General Manager Brian Hardy and the rest of my extended family, my team at Spice Island Beach Resort, without whom this award and the many others we receive would not be possible. This is as a result of their continuous dedication towards exceeding guests’ expectations.”
The Six Star Diamond Award is one of the most prestigious honours of true excellence in service, hospitality, gastronomy, attitude, quality and cleanliness. The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences specializes in reviewing hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, automobiles, products, restaurants and chefs, and is most notably known for its Six Star Diamond Award.
AAHS receives a large number of possible recipients for the award from respectable sources
around the world. The selection is then refined by the Board of Trustees and the final evaluation is a visit by an anonymous inspector to review the destination and its services.
In addition to receiving the Six Star Diamond award, the evening’s celebration was crowned with the presentation of a special recognition award to Sir Royston. Chairman and CEO of the American
Academy of Hospitality Sciences, Joseph Cinque, honoured Sir Royston with the recognition “As the Most Respected Leader in the Caribbean Tourism Industry.” Sir Royston complimented the academy on its commitment to excellence and praised its overall integrity. He thanked the CEO for this esteemed accolade which he said he received with much humility.
The presentation of the AAHS Six Star Diamond Award follows the resort’s receipt of the AAA Five Diamond Award for the third consecutive year in Feb.
Tucked away on an elegant stretch of Grand Anse Beach just 10 minutes from the airport, Spice
Island Beach Resort encompasses 64 elegantly-appointed suites including 17 private pool suites as well as luxurious beachfront accommodations which open directly onto the sand. The upscale property has garnered significant attention in recent years as Grenada’s tourism stature grows internationally.
Visit www.SpiceIslandBeachResort.com for more information or contact the resort’s toll-free reservations team at 800-501-8603.
Spice Island Beach Resort
The award-winning Spice Island Beach Resort features the full-service Janissa’s Spa, a beachfront yoga pavilion, a fully equipped fitness center, Oliver’s beachside gourmet restaurant, the Sea & Surf Terrace for light lunches, the Sea & Surf Bar for refreshing cocktails throughout the day, a central swimming pool with swim-up whirlpool, an Omnicourt® tennis court, the Nutmeg Pod children’s activity center, the Gatsby Boutique and more.
An all-inclusive vacation at Spice Island Beach Resort features gourmet dining (daily breakfast, lunch and dinner) including premium cocktails and house wines; afternoon tea; oceanfront swimming pool and non-motorized watersports; island tours, scuba diving and sailing charters; access to the resort’s state-of-the-art fitness center; tennis, cycling and golf (greens fees at the nine-hole Grenada Golf Club included); full-day children’s activities program (ages 3-12); high speed Wi-Fi; and room service (delivery fee applies).
Spice Island Beach Resort is a proud recipient of the Six Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for the past six consecutive years. Over the years, the resort has been voted within the top luxury hotels in the Caribbean on TripAdvisor based on guest reviews. In 2019, the premier property was ranked fourth out of 25 luxury Caribbean hotels in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.
In January 2019, Spice Island Beach Resort was bestowed the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award for the third consecutive year. The prestigious AAA Five Diamond rating has only been granted to six other resorts in the Caribbean and 121 hotels worldwide.
The acclaimed resort is the recipient of the 2019 Condé Nast Johansens “Best Dining Experience” award and the publication’s 2016 “Best Service” award.
Spice Island Beach Resort is a proud member of the esteemed Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) collection, and a member of Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network and Green Globe.