Adam Stewart is a graduate and also a board member of The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University in Miami.
He is the dynamic Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the parent company of the world’s most recognized super brands of luxury all-inclusive resorts, including adult, couples-only Sandals® Resorts and family-friendly Beaches® Resorts.
Born in 1981, the same year his late father Gordon “Butch” Stewart purchased his first hotel in Jamaica, Adam grew alongside the Sandals Resorts chain which today, is one of the Caribbean’s largest employers with over 16,000 team members and 24 resorts across four brands and eight islands.
An avid adventurer and lover of the sea, just like his father, Adam was inspired to share his passion for the Caribbean, its natural beauty and authentic lifestyle. Thus the region’s premier tour company, Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, was born offering countless unique and exciting tour and adventure experiences.
In 2009, he launched the Sandals Foundation which seeks to unite the Caribbean region under one common goal: to uplift its people through education and protect its delicate ecosystems.
Adam is also Executive Chairman of the family-owned ATL Group comprising retail outlets and media.
Additionally, as master distributors for seven automotive brands, ATL Automotive provides unmatched service with world class facilities and amazing team members. ATL, the only Jamaican master dealer, is the Caribbean’s master dealer for BMW and Mini.
Adam oversaw the introduction of Starbucks® to Jamaica, Cayman, Barbados, Turks & Caicos and Panama under a licensing agreement with the Starbucks Coffee Company.
In 2016, he received one of Jamaica’s national honors, the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) for outstanding contribution to tourism and the hotel industry. In 2015, he was also named the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Hotelier of the Year and in 2017, the Caribbean Tourism Organization honored Adam with the Jerry Award for his demonstrated passion in developing the Caribbean region. In November 2022, Adam was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree (LLD) by the University of the West Indies for his contribution to Caribbean communities and elevating the region.
An avid runner and outdoorsman, Adam is married to Jill, a Bahamian, and the couple have three children, Aston, Sloane and Camden.