Resort refunds Katie Price’s honeymoon on condition she stays away for ‘future weddings’
By Rich Leigh on Friday, January 25, 2013
Alleged Business woman, singer, author, model and all-round laughing stock Katie Price – formerly known as Jordan – has been offered a full refund by Sandals Resorts after publicly complaining about her (most) recent wedding.
In doing so, Sandals has pulled a PR blinder by asking that she does not choose its resorts for ‘any future weddings or stays’.
The 34 year old, married three times in the space of eight years, was clearly irked by the fact the the staff at the Sandals Royal Bahamian resort and spa were, as the resort’s statement says, ‘oblivious’ of her fame in the UK.
The move to publicly rebut Katie Price’s ‘honeymoon from hell’ complaints to The Sun is reminiscent of Abercrombie and Fitch’s offer in 2011 to pay Jersey Shore ‘star’ The Situation to NOT wear its clothes, fearing ‘significant damage’ to its image.
Here’s Sandals’ full (and brilliant) statement:
Sandals Resorts are surprised by the allegations made by Ms Price. Without an international profile, the resort team were oblivious of Ms Price’s fame and welcomed her with the award-winning service given to all its guests.
Once at the resort Ms Price did identify herself to her dedicated Wedding Manager and explained her profile in the UK.
The team were thoroughly understanding and accommodating of Ms Price’s request for privacy, offering use of the resort’s private offshore island, Sandals Cay, for her wedding ceremony and the duration of her stay.
However, Ms Price declined this offer, and against the Sandals team’s advice opted instead to hold the ceremony on the public beach where she was photographed by paparazzi.
As with all Butler Suite guests, Ms Price was assigned a dedicated butler who are all trained by the “Guild of Professional English Butlers”.
Part of this service includes serving gourmet meals from a choice of ten on property restaurants in suite at no additional cost. The resort also offers private candle lit dining in a variety of discreet locations for all its guests.
Her dedicated butler, who is used to dealing with VIP’s denies making any derogatory remarks.
Sandals Resorts is disappointed that Ms Price was not happy with her stay and as a gesture of goodwill are willing to offer her a refund on condition that she does not choose our resorts for any future weddings or stays.
Sandals has been welcoming guests through its doors for over three decades and prides itself on excellent service, award winning product and has one of the highest returning guest rates in the industry.
Sandals has been awarded some of the industry’s top accolades and awards including the ‘World’s Leading All-Inclusive’ at the World Travel Awards and ‘Top All Inclusive Brand for Honeymooners’ by Brides Magazines.
Source: Daily Mail, tweeted by Nuffield Health’s Andrew Davies.