“The consummate professional”: Maureen Barnes-Smith marks milestone

TORONTO — A well-known and much-loved industry veteran is celebrating 25 years with one of the best-known brands in all-inclusive resorts.

Maureen Barnes-Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing, Unique Vacations Canada Inc., affiliate of the worldwide representative of Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, is marking 25 years with the company this month.

Barnes-Smith has been an integral part of the organization since joining in 1994, as the first office manager in their Canadian office, and holding a series of progressively responsible roles including human resources and operations.

In 2009 she was promoted to her current position following Gary Sadler’s promotion and subsequent move to Unique Vacations in Miami.


Maureen Barnes-Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing, Unique Vacations Canada Inc. and Gary Sadler, Senior VP Sales, Unique Vacations, Inc.

“Maureen is a true stalwart of Sandals Resorts in Canada. I’ve been extremely fortunate to work alongside her for 25 of my 30 years and watch her sincere, straightforward style first-hand,” says Gary C. Sadler, OD Senior Vice President, Sales, Unique Vacations Inc. “She is the consummate professional, loyal and hard-working, and someone I’m proud to call my colleague and even prouder to call my friend. Congratulations Maureen on this remarkable achievement.”

Industry members are invited to send their congratulations to Maureen by email at or follow her on Instagram @mbarnessmithsandals.