Innisbrook Resort appoints new Director of Sales
Mike Garrow joins 900-acre, Tampa Bay area resort
INNISBROOK, FL – Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, has appointed Mike Garrow as its new director of sales. He will oversee all group sales-related functions including catering and golf group sales for the recently renovated resort, which is located 25 minutes from Tampa International Airport and hosts the PGA TOUR Transitions Championship on its famed Copperhead Course each March.
With over 25 years of experience in resort sales and conference services, Garrow joins Innisbrook from his former position as vice president of sales and marketing at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA, where he worked for the past nine years. Garrow also previously held managerial positions with Colonial Williamsburg Company in Virginia, The Peaks Resort in Telluride CO, and Meadowood in Napa Valley, CA.
Under the ownership of Sheila C. Johnson and management of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Innisbrook recently completed a multi-million dollar enhancement program that touched all areas of the 900-acre resort.
“I am excited to introduce the new Innisbrook to group planners seeking an exciting and easily accessible destination,” said Garrow, who is also a Certified Meeting Planner. “This resort has extraordinary flexibility to accommodate groups of all sizes and their requirements, as well as a staff which anticipates the needs of our clients.”
In addition to its four championship golf courses for which it is renowned, Innisbrook features 600 spacious villa accommodations, 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space and a variety of new amenities, including a guest registration area in the new Osprey Clubhouse, two restaurants, a gourmet market and the 20,000 square foot Indaba Spa and Fitness Center.
About Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
Operated by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Innisbrook is situated on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and is located just 25 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Recently and completely renovated, the resort features 72 holes of championship golf, 600 spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Institute, 11 tennis courts, the new luxury Indaba Spa with 12 treatment rooms and state-of-the-art Fitness Center, six heated swimming pool complexes, a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 65,000 square feet of meeting space. The resort hosts the annual PGA TOUR Transitions Championship at its famed Copperhead Course, and the LPGA-supported ISPA Legends Tour Open Championship, held annually at the equally challenging Island Course. Innisbrook is a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and Preferred Golf Club programs. For additional information call 727.942.2000 or visit www.innisbrookgolfresort.com.
About Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Salamander Hotels & Resorts is 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 manages and develops hotels, resorts and inns that reflect the authenticity and character of their surrounding environment. The portfolio currently includes the recently renovated Innisbrook resort near Tampa, FL., host to the PGA TOUR Transitions Championship every March and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship in November; Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC, which is one of only six properties in North America to hold Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both accommodations and dining; Fishing Lodge Cap Cana, a luxurious resort development on the East Coast of the Dominican Republic opening on October 1, 2011; and the under-construction Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-themed resort located near Washington, D.C. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit www.salamanderhotels.com.