Re­ju­ve­na­tion Lounge for San­dals Grande Spa & Beach Re­sort Em­ploy­ees

The Star (St. Lucia) - - TOURISM - By Michele-Lau­ren Hack­shaw

San­dals Grande St. Lu­cian Spa & Beach Re­sort this month launched its first re­ju­ve­na­tion cen­tre through­out re­sorts in the Caribbean. Dubbed the ‘Adam M. Ste­wart Re­ju­ve­na­tion Lounge’, the fa­cil­ity serves as a re­lax­ation and wellness cen­tre for the em­ploy­ees at San­dals Grande be­tween shifts. The vi­brant, cosy lounge con­sists of three beds, two La-Z-Boy re­clin­ing chairs, two lounge chairs, four mas­sage chairs, a large screen TV, a li­brary and walls dec­o­rated with mir­rors and mo­ti­va­tional pic­ture quotes.

Pub­lic re­la­tions man­ager Alex Holder said the con­cept of hu­man re­source de­vel­op­ment has al­ways been at the fore­front of San­dals Re­sorts, and that the move was meant to “em­pha­sise the im­por­tance of our hu­man cap­i­tal and how the com­fort of our guests is equally im­por­tant as the com­fort of our team mem­bers".

CEO and Deputy Chair­man of San­dals Re­sorts Adam Ste­wart has al­ways had a vi­sion of the work-life bal­ance be­ing ex­tremely im­por­tant. His idea of the lounge stemmed from his be­lief that "hu­man­is­ing of all our re­sorts is equally tied to the ex­pe­ri­ence of our team mem­bers". On May 5 his dream and vi­sion be­came a re­al­ity at San­dals Grande.

San­dals Re­sorts is well known for the lux­u­ri­ous hos­pi­tal­ity pro­vided to guests, but Adam Ste­wart and San­dals Chair­man Gor­don ‘Butch’ Ste­wart strongly be­lieve that lux­ury and sat­is­fac­tion should not only be for guests but also for staff mem­bers to ex­pe­ri­ence.

“We all know that the suc­cess of any or­gan­i­sa­tion, the sat­is­fac­tion of all our guests, the re­sults and im­prove­ment of any des­ti­na­tion re­lies very, very heav­ily and strongly on our team mem­bers who work hard ev­ery sin­gle day,” Win­ston An­der­son, Gen­eral Man­ager of San­dals Grande said.

Mr. An­der­son ad­vised that he’d had a lengthy dis­cus­sion with the Min­istry of Health on the im­por­tance of hav­ing a pos­i­tive work en­vi­ron­ment.

He ex­plained: “A healthy team cre­ates bet­ter pro­duc­tiv­ity, and once you cre­ate this sort of en­vi­ron­ment where your team mem­bers can be re­laxed and re­ju­ve­nated, it makes it for a very healthy work place.”

On the oc­ca­sion ea­ger staff mem­bers were on hand to try out the lounge for the first time, and then in­vited guests had the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the lux­ury that is now part of the ex­pe­ri­ence for San­dals guests, and staff alike!

Staff are now free to re­lax in a space of re­ju­ve­na­tion in their down­time at the re­sort!

San­dals lux­ury now ex­tends to staff at the re­sort, who can take ad­van­tage of all the ameni­ties in the new Adam M. Ste­wart Re­ju­ve­na­tion Lounge.

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