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Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club Hires Mark Marker as New Director of Sales

Mark Marker - Director of Sales
Mark Marker - Director of Sales

Mark Marker - Director of Sales

INNISBROOK, FL, June, 2009 – Mark Marker has joined Innisbrook Resort and Golf Clubas the property’s new director of sales.

With over 30 years of experience in sales and conferenceservices, Marker joins Innisbrook from his former position as vice president ofsales at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, FL, where he worked for the past22 years. Marker also spent 15 years at Doral Country Club in Miami as director of sales and conferenceservices.

“Ireally enjoyed my time at Saddlebrook, but after learning of Innisbrook’srecent renovations and exciting plans for the future, the opportunity to workhere was too great to resist.” said Marker, who lives in the area with hiswife, Karen. “Innisbrook is poised to become one of America’s great resorts again.”

Marker will oversee all sales-related functions for theresort’s meetings and convention business, as well as catering and golf groupsales. As the resort has just completed a $26 million renovation project,Marker will also be responsible for the introduction of the “new” Innisbrook tothe corporate, executive, association and incentive markets. He belongs tonumerous professional organizations including HSMAI, MPI, HCEA, PCMA, SITE andRCMA.

The 900-acre Innisbrook resort, which is managed by Salamander Hospitality,features 65,000 square feet of renovated meeting space and a variety of newamenities, including a centralized guest registration area in the new OspreyClubhouse, two restaurants, a gourmet market and the 20,000 square foot IndabaSpa and Fitness Center. In addition to its fourchampionship golf courses for which it is renowned, the resort – in conjunction with the University of SouthFlorida and ActionCOACH – has created has the new Innisbrook LeadershipInstitute, which assists organizations in maximizing executiveperformance, optimizing growth and meeting the demands of today’s challengingeconomic environment.

About Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club

Situated on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills and 70acres of lakes in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area on Florida’sGulf Coast,Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club is located just 25 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Recently andcompletely renovated, Innisbrook features 72 holes of championship golf, 608spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, theInnisbrook Golf Institute, 11 tennis courts, the new full-service Indaba Spawith 12 treatment rooms and fitness center, six heated swimming pool complexes,a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 65,000 square feet ofmeeting space. Innisbrook is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts andPreferred Golf programs. For additional information call (727) 942-2000 orvisit

About Salamander Hospitality

Salamander Hospitalityis a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outsideWashington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the companymanages and develops hotels, resorts and inns that reflect the authenticity andcharacter of their surrounding environment. The portfolio includes the recentlyrenovated Innisbrook Golf Resort and Club near Tampa, Fla., host to a PGA TOURstop every March; Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC, which is one of only fourproperties in North America to hold Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamondratings for both accommodations and dining; and the under-constructionSalamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg. Salamander Hospitality also operatesa division of gourmet prepared food markets called Market Salamander withlocations in Middleburg and Innisbrook, FL, and Salamander Touch, a finegoods and linen store in Middleburg for the luxury resort lifestyle. For additional information, call (540)687-3710 or visit

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Mark Marker - Director of Sales

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