MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA—Industry veteran Gebhard F. Rainer has been named CEO of Sandals Resorts International, effective immediately. The appointment, which follows an extensive search, was designed to accelerate the strategic growth of the luxury all-inclusive brands under the Sandals Resorts International banner.
“Sandals Resorts has a legacy of pioneering and implementing industry innovations and we are committed to not only bolstering our leadership position in Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean but also to broaden our horizons with further growth of the luxury all-inclusive concept beyond the region we call home,” said Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, chairman and founder.
According to the Chairman, the addition of Rainer to the executive team consolidates Adam Stewart’s role as deputy chairman, allowing him to dedicate more time to forward initiatives as the company prepares for a bold strategy forward.
Reporting directly to the chairman and deputy chairman, Rainer has global operations and international finance experience, notably with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he served as EVP and CFO.