Innisbrook Resort offers special Washington Mystics “Playoff Package” to celebrate team’s first Eastern Conference Regular Season Championship

Florida resort, owned by Mystics President Sheila C. Johnson, bases package price on WNBA team’s winning point totals during playoff run
 
INNISBROOK, FL (August 24, 2010) – Washington Mystics fans have another reason to cheer their team on this postseason.
 
Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, in Florida’s Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area has created a special Playoff Package that changes in price each time the team wins a WNBA playoff game.
 
The Mystics, which topped the Eastern Conference regular season standings for the first time in team history, starts its chase for the championship on Wednesday, August 25 at home to the Atlanta Dream. Innisbrook is owned by Mystics President Sheila C. Johnson and managed by her Salamander Hospitality company.
 
Here’s how the package works:
 
Innisbrook will honor a nightly per person rate based on the Mystics’ point totals during each victorious game. Therefore, a 72-58 point win will convert to a $72 per person nightly rate. The offer is valid until the next game won by the Mystics, when the rate gets reset to match the winning score. After the last game of the Mystics playoff run, the resort will offer a rate equivalent to the team’s average winning scores during the postseason. If the Mystics win the WNBA title – and it needs to win seven games to be successful – the resort will take an additional 10% percent off the average score.
 
The package is based on double occupancy, includes overnight accommodations and breakfast the next morning. Additional discounts on golf and spa services for Mystics fans are also available. All reservations must be made by September 30, 2010 and guests must stay by December 30, 2010. To book the package, call 877-752-1480.  For additional information on Innisbrook, go to www.visitinnisbrook.com.
 
As Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Johnson is the only African-American woman to have ownership in three professional sports teams, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals.  As part of this role, Johnson is both President and Managing Partner of the Mystics.
 
Innisbrook, which Johnson purchased in 2007, holds the PGA TOUR Transitions Championship each March and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship in November. It was also the host venue for the 2008 WNBA draft. The resort has undergone a complete transformation under Johnson’s ownership, including the addition of several new restaurants and the Indaba Spa.
 
 
 
About Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
Operated by Salamander Hospitality, 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, 608 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 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 Hospitality
Salamander Hospitality 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; and the under-construction Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-themed resort located near Washington, D.C. Salamander Hospitality also operates Market Salamander, a division of gourmet prepared food markets with locations in Middleburg and Innisbrook, and Salamander Touch, a boutique lifestyle store in Middleburg. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit www.salamanderhospitality.com.

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