Hotels Sandals alters plans in Barbados By Gay Nagle Myers / March 15, 2017 Share 1 -- The expansion of the Sandals Barbados is no longer an expansion. The project will be a separate resort. The 222-suite property will be called the Sandals Royal Barbados, and bookings are open for travel starting Dec. 20."After reviewing the scope of the project, we felt that expanding may compromise intimacy, essential to a romantic setting, and possible service standards," said Butch Stewart, Sandals chairman."We established a management team dedicated exclusively to Sandals Royal Barbados and designed the new resort to complement Sandals Barbados where, in Sandals' style, guests may stay at one but play at two."The Sandals Royal Barbados will offer concierge and butler suites, including the brand's signature Rondovals (round villas with conical roofs), swim-up suites and Skypool suites. Amenities will include a Red Lane Spa, four bars, five restaurants and a 6,000-square-foot conference center. All-inclusive rates start at $251 per person, per night, double.The adjacent 280-room Sandals Barbados opened in January 2015.