MIDDLEBURG, VA. – July 19, 2018 – Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel company founded by Sheila Johnson, has appointed Darin Riggio as director of sales and marketing at Reunion Resort, Central Florida’s premier vacation destination. Riggio will oversee the Orlando property’s sales and marketing strategies, including driving business, revenue and overall brand awareness to the resort.
Riggio joins Reunion Resort from Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, where he was director of sales and marketing. He has over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, including working as associate director of sales at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and director of mid-Atlantic accounts at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. He was also a national sales manager at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, showcasing his expansive understanding of the Southeast market.
“I’m thrilled to join a resort renowned for so much, including golf, family travel, meetings, recreation and dining,” said Riggio. “I look forward to continuing to help tell the Reunion story and unveil many exciting initiatives we have in the pipeline.”
Riggio is a Certified Hospitality Sales Professional by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. He has a deep appreciation for traveling and is happiest spending time with his wife, Jessica, and their two children. He enjoys golfing and cheering on his favorite NFL team, the New York Giants.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Darin to Reunion Resort,” said John Annicchiarico, Salamander’s regional vice president of sales and marketing. “He is an innovative marketer and sales professional, and his familiarity of the Orlando market makes him an excellent addition to the team.”