Ernest Barry - Chief Operating Officer, Golden Sands

Ernest Barry is the Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands.

He joined Island Hotels Group Plc in 1989 at the Bugibba Holiday Complex, and has held a number of positions across the Group since. Between 1997 and 2004 he held the position of General Manager at The Coastline Hotel.

In 2005 he assumed the position of General Manager, heading the team at the Radisson Blu Resort, St Julian’s. His current role sees him administer the day-to-day running of the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands, Malta, as well as developing the long-term strategy for the Resort focusing on sales and profitability, guest service and product quality, property maintenance, and most importantly stakeholder feedback and satisfaction.

Looking back over 2016

Another year has flown by, and that special time of year is with us again. One can hardly believe that it’s been a year since we hosted CHOGM at the resort. We fondly remember the excitement brought about by the array of world leaders residing with us – with Prince Charles and his aides deserving special mention.

A Successful Summer for Golden Sands

2016 will be remembered as the most successful summer season at Golden Sands since its opening. In addition to registering highest occupancy, top guest satisfaction results ever achieved were surpassed this summer, and we were even awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor among other great successes.

Seasons greetings

That special time of year is nearly with us once again and we look forward to welcoming you to the Resort, during which time we will do our utmost to ensure that your stay with us during the festive season, is a memorable one.


The summer season will soon be over, opening up to a more tranquil period. This year, summer has been a very positive season on many fronts, boasting the highest occupancies ever recorded since opening in 2005, excellent guest satisfaction results as well as the addition of many new Azure members, whom I would like to welcome to our resort and very much look forward to meeting during our owners drinks which resumed in September.

Summer in Malta from Golden Sands Chief Executive Officer

Days of glorious sunshine and blue skies will be with us for the next six months of the year. The Golden Sands Malta resort is already taking a different feel, with guests enjoying our idyllic beachside location.

A few words from the chief operating officer

Dear Members,

We send you Warm Greetings from Malta!

As you are all aware our commitment towards our owners is of great importance to our team.