Gordon "Butch" Stewart

Gordon "Butch" Stewart

Jamaican Businessman
Born Jul 6, 1941

Gordon "Butch" Stewart is a Jamaican businessman and the owner or Chairman of over two dozen companies throughout the Caribbean, North America and Great Britain. These companies include: Sandals Resorts, Beaches Family Resorts, Appliance Traders, Ltd. , The Jamaica Observer, among others. Stewart began working at the age of 17 as a salesman and eventually rose to become the sales manager of Dutch-owned Curacao Trading Company. http://www. inc.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gordon "Butch" Stewart.


1941 Birth Gordon "Butch" Stewart OJ, CD, HON. LLD was born 6 July 1941 in Kingston, Jamaica to Gordon L. Stewart, an engineer for JBC and Jean, his wife. … Read More


1968 27 Years Old Stewart began working at the age of 17 as a salesman and eventually rose to become the sales manager of Dutch-owned Curaçao Trading Company. http://www.inc.com/magazine/20080401/how-i-did-it-butch-stewart-sandals-resorts.html After saving up some money, Stewart later left in 1968 to found his own business, Appliance Traders, Ltd. which specialized at first in manufacturing air conditioning units but has grown to sell almost everything. … Read More


1981 40 Years Old In 1981 Stewart purchased two hotels and began to turn the venture into a profit with heavy investment. … Read More
1990 49 Years Old …  One of his sons, Jonathan, was killed in a car crash in 1990.


1992 51 Years Old In 1992, Stewart was presented with the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award in recognition of his tireless efforts to advance humanity. … Read More
2000 59 Years Old At the 2000 World Travel Awards, he was voted “Travel Man of the Millennium” for his work in promoting Caribbean tourism.


2011 70 Years Old In 2011, The Caribbean American Foundation presented Stewart with the Golden Eagle Humanitarian Award in recognition of his philanthropic contributions to education and entrepreneurship in the Caribbean.
2014 73 Years Old In 2014 Stewart was honored with the Most Innovative All-Inclusive Resort Executive by the Travalliance Travvy Awards, Hotelier of the Year at the Cacique Award held by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and the Invest Caribbean Now Leadership Award presented at its global summit.
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