Adam Stewart will succeed his father, the late Gordon "Butch" Stewart, as chair of Sandals.
Butch founded the business in Montego Bay in the early 1980s and grew it to its position now as one of the world’s foremost all-inclusive holiday brands.
Along the way, Butch was lauded for his efforts to champion the Caribbean and its potential as a tourist destination.
His death, aged 79, was announced on Tuesday (5 January).
Sandals’ UK boss Karl Thompson described Butch as a "true visionary", who was also akin to family to many at Sandals.