Tourism Association (CHTA) presented the ‘Caribbean Hotelier of the Year’ award to Adam Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Sandals Resorts International, during the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), which took place Oct. 2-4 at El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Puerto Rico. Stewart is the 35th recipient of this prestigious award, which is sponsored by MMGY Global, and is the highest professional honour bestowed in hotel and resort operations in the Caribbean. The award recognizes excellence in all areas of operations, as well as a commitment to the training and development of staff, contributions to the community and a demonstrated commitment to sound environmental practices. The award also acknowledges each recipient’s active role in both national and regional issues affecting Caribbean tourism. Stewart is at the helm of the world-leading resort company, Sandals Resorts International and The ATL Group in Jamaica. He is also President of the Sandals Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the Caribbean community through investment in sustainable projects in education, community and environment to help improve people’s lives and preserve the region’s natural surroundings.