Salamander Resort & Spa Reopens Doors

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Salamander Resort & Spa Reopens Doors

Forbes Five-Star property welcomes back guests as part of state’s phased reopening

The renowned Salamander Resort & Spa is once again welcoming guests as part of the State of Virginia’s phased reopening. Salamander Hotels & Resorts #resorts #eliteequestrian elite equestrian magazine

The resort is located on 340 picturesque acres in the storied village of Middleburg – the heart of Virginia’s famed horse and wine country. The property offers a series of outdoor experiences, including miles of trails, a culinary garden, a tranquil outdoor spa courtyard with an infinity pool, a tree-top zip line tour, and a 22-stall equestrian center with riding arena.

The luxury Northern Virginia resort, owned by Sheila Johnson, reopened its doors on Thursday after a re-dedication ceremony following a nearly three-month temporary closure. As part of its reopening, the resort has developed its Commitment to Well-Being, which includes a comprehensive list of health and safety measures it is taking to protect guests and employees. It can be reviewed at

“We look forward to once again helping our guests make and share memories,” said Johnson, who also serves as founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts. “We have worked exceptionally hard to prepare for the moment we could carefully reopen our retreat, and during our time apart we closely followed the guidance of the CDC, and local and state officials.” Salamander Hotels & Resorts #resorts #eliteequestrian elite equestrian magazine

A pioneer for gender and racial equality, Johnson is the only African-American woman to wholly own a Five-Star resort. Since originally opening its doors in August 2013, Salamander Resort & Spa has received worldwide plaudits, including the Forbes Five Star rating, and also become a community gathering point and executive retreat for the Greater Washington, D.C. region.

The resort is managed by Johnson’s Salamander Hotels & Resorts company, which is considered one of the hotel industry’s leading luxury management teams. The company also operates Half Moon in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Hotel Bennett in Charleston, SC; The Henderson in Destin, FL; and Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay. All properties have now reopened after temporary closures to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Salamander Hotels & Resorts #resorts #eliteequestrian elite equestrian magazine

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About Salamander Resort & Spa

Salamander Resort & Spa is a LEED Green Building Certified resort situated in the historic village of Middleburg, Va. on 340 picturesque acres. Located only one hour from Washington, D.C. and just 35 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport, the resort is designed to respect the architectural traditions of Virginia’s countryside with 168 spacious rooms and suites that blend into their natural environment. Resort Owner Sheila C. Johnson has created a luxurious destination featuring an award-winning 23,000-square-foot spa, Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill, the Gold Cup Wine Bar, a dedicated Cooking Studio, a chef-inspired Culinary Garden as well as the adventurous Tree Top Zip Tour. The Forbes Five-Star rated resort includes a full-service Equestrian Center with unique programming, a 22-stall stable and riding arena. All spa, culinary and equestrian facilities and programs are open to the community. For more information, visit www.SalamanderResort.comSalamander Hotels & Resorts #resorts #eliteequestrian elite equestrian magazine

About Salamander Hotels & Resorts Salamander Hotels & Resorts delivers comfortable luxury through signature, immersive experiences that personally enrich the lives of its guests. The company is privately owned and operated, and based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila Johnson in 2005, it has a luxury portfolio featuring the stunning Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; Half Moon, the iconic luxury resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica; The Henderson, a 170-room grand beach resort in Destin, FL; Hotel Bennett, a spectacular 179-room hotel in Charleston, SC, overlooking the city’s historic Marion Square; and Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, which hosts the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship each year on its Copperhead Course. All Salamander properties are members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For additional information visit