VA – Construction at Salamander Resort & Spa, the much-anticipated
signature project from Sheila C. Johnson’s Salamander Hospitality company,
continues on schedule for a spring 2010 opening.
Located in the beautiful and historic village of Middleburg, the 168-room
luxury resort sits on 340 acres in the midst of Virginia’s horse and wine
country. However, it is only 35 minutes from Washington Dulles Airport
to the east and 30 minutes from Winchester Regional Airport to the west.
Some of the resort’s main features include:
The design architect for the project is WATG from Newport Beach, CA, and
the architect of record is Architecture, Inc, of Reston, VA. Forrest Perkins
of Dallas is the interior designer and interior architect, while BluSpas
of Whitefish, MT, is the spa consultant. Turner Construction of New York
City is the general contractor, and Mark G. Anderson Consultants of Washington,
D.C., is the project manager.
A building design that blends into the area’s natural surroundings, and
replicates the architectural traditions of Virginia’s countryside. Salamander
is also registered to become one of America’s first Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design (LEED) certified resorts, and 70 percent of the
land on which it sits has been placed into a conservation easement.
Guestrooms and suites inspired by renowned designer Thomas Pheasant. Typical
guestrooms range in size from 545-575 square feet, while the 17 suites
are highlighted by the 2,000-square-foot Presidential Suite.
A 23,000-square-foot spa with 14 treatment rooms. Many feature private
outdoor terraces, large enough on which to enjoy full treatment options.
The spa also features two outdoor “treehouse” treatment rooms in the edge
of the woods overlooking a stream bank. Other features include a tranquil
outdoor spa courtyard with an infinity edged relaxation pool, Jacuzzi and
fireplace. There is also a fitness center, an indoor pool, outdoor family
pool and tennis courts.
Championship golf at the nearby Jack Nicklaus-designed Creighton Farms
A 22-stall equestrian stable, along with practice ring, instructional programming
and miles of scenic riding trails throughout the property.
Virginia Piedmont-inspired dining in the resort’s signature restaurant.
Todd Gray, owner and chef of the acclaimed Equinox restaurant in Washington,
DC, is the Creative Director of Cuisine. The resort also features a signature
cooking studio, a billiard room and wine bar. Tours of the 20 wineries
located within 30 minutes of the property can be easily arranged.
A variety of luxurious and flexible meeting space, including a 200-year-old
stallion barn, the Terrace Lawn at the Pond and the 5,000-square-foot Grand
Ballroom. The resort, which features a total of 12,000 square feet of meeting
space, can also arrange group functions for up to 30 people at its private
suite at The Verizon Center, home to Washington DC’s NBA, NHL and WNBA
For more information about Salamander Resort & Spa, or to reach
the group sales department, call 540-687-3600 or visit www.salamanderresort.com.
The resort does have special pre-opening group offers available. To view
the property’s e-brochure, visit www.salamanderresort.com/ebrochure.
About Salamander Resort & Spa
Set on 340 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains amid
Virginia’s famed horse country and lush vineyards, yet only a 35- minute
drive from Washington Dulles Airport, Salamander Resort & Spa is scheduled
to open in spring 2010. Designed to blend into the natural environment
in which it sits, the resort features 168 luxurious rooms and suites, a
23,000-square-foot spa, a full-service equestrian center, Virginia Piedmont-inspired
dining, a dedicated cooking studio, wine bar and a unique array of conference
and banquet facilities. The resort also offers guests a Jack Nicklaus golf
experience at nearby Creighton Farms Estates. For more information, call
540-687-3600 or visit www.salamanderresort.com.
About Salamander Hospitality
Salamander Resort & Spa is owned and managed by Salamander
Hospitality, a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg,
VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson
in 2005, the company owns, manages and develops hotels, resorts and inns
that reflect the authenticity and character of their surrounding environment.
The portfolio includes Innisbrook Golf Resort and Club near Tampa, Fla.,
and Woodlands Resort & Inn near Charleston, SC, which is one of only
three properties in North America to hold Mobil Five Star and AAA Five
Diamond ratings for both accommodations and dining. Salamander Hospitality
also owns and operates a division of gourmet prepared food markets called
Market Salamander with locations in Middleburg and Palm Beach, FL, and
Salamander Touch, a fine goods and linen store in Middleburg for the luxury
resort lifestyle. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710
or visit www.salamanderhospitality.com.