SAlamander Resort & Spa, the luxurious Virginia property owned by Sheila Johnson, today received two prestigious five-star ratings from Forbes Travel Guide. The resort’s Salamander Spa received the coveted honor for the first time, making it Virginia’s only five-star spa, while the 168-room property received the lodging distinction for the fourth consecutive year, making it the only five-star spa in Virginia. place among the most iconic and revered properties in the world. .
The gold standard of the hospitality industry since 1958, Forbes Five-Star ratings are based on professional, anonymous inspections. There are only 63 properties worldwide with five-star ratings for accommodation and spa, and just 30 in the United States.
“I am incredibly proud and honored to receive 10 stars from Forbes Travel Guide,” said Johnson, Resort Owner and Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts. “We pride ourselves on maintaining our unique style of caring, warm and caring service, and a creative approach to guest experience, especially through the unprecedented times we have all recently faced and particularly in a spa environment. . I am so grateful to our entire team of service professionals who strive to exceed our customers’ expectations every day. They really deserved those ratings.
Since its highly anticipated grand opening in August 2013, Salamander Resort & Spa has received worldwide acclaim and has also become a community gathering point and executive retreat for the Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland area. Under the leadership of Managing Director David Mars, the resort continues to be one of the country’s premier luxury destinations.
“Congratulations to Salamander Resort & Spa – what a remarkable achievement and development for the Commonwealth. Thanks to companies like Salamander Resort & Spa, Virginia is an incredible destination to visit, relax and experience,” said the Governor of Virginia. , Glenn Youngkin.
Located on 340 scenic acres in the historic village of Middleburg, in the heart of Virginia’s famous horse and wine country, the resort is just 35 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport. Designed to blend into the surrounding rolling countryside, Salamander Resort & Spa draws its architectural inspiration from nearby Johnson’s Farm. It offers a series of immersive experiences unique to the area, including Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill, a cooking workshop and culinary garden, a treetop zipline tour, and a 22-stall horseback riding center with carousel. The resort is also developing Residences at Salamander, which offers 49 luxury homes built for sale in a pristine landscape.