05/06/2024 - Grupo Piñero | Awards and honours | Sustainability

Jamaica's Ministry of Tourism awards Grupo Piñero for its contribution to the country's tourism development

  • The Tourist Resilience Award 2024 was presented by the Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, to Chief Executive Officer Encarna Piñero, Chief Sustainability Officer Isabel Piñero and Investment Committee Chair Lydia Piñero. 
  • This award recognizes the Group's collaboration in the progress of tourism in Jamaica, as well as its sustainable business model as a standard bearer in the sector. 
  • In addition, as part of this recognition, the invaluable support provided by Grupo Piñero to Jamaica during the COVID-19 pandemic was highlighted.

Palma, May 6, 2024.- During the recent visit of Grupo Piñero's management team to Jamaica, the Tourist Resilience Award 2024 was presented by Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett. This award, personally presented during the meeting to Encarna Piñero, Chief Executive Officer, Isabel Piñero, Chief Sustainability Officer and Lydia Piñero, President of the Investment Committee, highlights Grupo Piñero's commitment to Jamaica and the Group's direct and permanent involvement with the communities of the destinations in which it operates.  

With two hotels and a total of 1,375 rooms, Grupo Piñero is positioned as a company of great importance to the Jamaican tourism sector, making a direct contribution to national economic development and job creation, while extolling the country's communities with a deep respect for their culture.  

This award not only recognizes Grupo Piñero's significant contribution to the development of tourism in Jamaica, but also highlights its exemplary role in corporate sustainability, where it has set exceptional standards in sustainable practices, being a model of regenerative tourism for other companies in the sector to follow. 

Of particular note among the Group's contributions was the assistance provided during the global pandemic, when Grupo Piñero provided direct support to the affected Jamaican communities, providing economic, food and health material donations, as well as collaborating closely with NGOs and foundations to help the communities most vulnerable to COVID-19. In addition, the Bahia Principe Jamaica Resort made 250 rooms at the Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay hotel in St. Ann available to the Government for quarantine purposes as part of the effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Encarna Piñero, CEO of Grupo Piñero, expressed her gratitude upon receiving this important recognition: "It is a great honor for us to receive this award from the Minister of Tourism of Jamaica. This award reflects not only our dedication to the development of Jamaican tourism, but also our strong commitment to sustainable business practices that foster tangible and permanent change in the industry. The presentation of this award is a testament to the profound impact we have had and expect to continue to have in Jamaica, as well as our close collaboration with the government and the local community."

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