Salamander Hospitality appoints Casey Lavin as General Manager of Woodlands Inn
03 / 17 / 2010
Casey Lavin is the Inns General Manager
SUMMERVILLE, SC – Salamander Hospitality has appointed Casey Lavin as the new General Manager of Woodlands Inn, the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond property near Charleston, SC.
Lavin joins Salamander Hospitality and returns to the Charleston area from The Greenbrier in West Virginia, where he served as the resort’s Vice President of Food and Beverage. Previously, he was the Director of Food and Beverage at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, also in South Carolina, where he was a key member of the management which helped the property obtain the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards. He has also worked for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC, and hails from Lynchburg, VA.
“I am delighted to come back to Charleston and honored to manage one of the most decorated properties in the world,” said Lavin, who is a graduate of the internationally recognized Cesar Ritz University, “Institut Hotelier” in Switzerland. “As well as continuing Woodlands’ tradition of excellence, I aim to increase the Inn’s community involvement and also develop a series of special events at Charleston’s Dining Destination.”
Woodlands Inn is an 18-room historic hotel and one of only six properties in the United States to hold the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards for both lodging and dining. Recently and completely refurbished, it has been rated number one in the country for service by readers of Travel + Leisure.
“Casey is an outstanding hospitality executive with an energetic presence, says Prem Devadas, president of Salamander Hospitality, the Virginia-based company that owns and operates Woodlands. “His knowledge and expertise will be a great asset to our company, and he will provide strong leadership for Woodlands’ dedicated and professional staff, while also becoming involved in Salamander’s exciting future developments.”
For more information about Woodlands Inn, call (800) 774-9999 or visit www.woodlandsinn.com. For more information about Salamander Hospitality, call (540) 687-3710 or visit www.salamanderhospitality.com.
About Woodlands Inn
Located in the charming village of Summerville and just a short drive from historic Charleston, SC, Woodlands Inn is an immaculately restored 1906 classic revival mansion set amidst 42 acres of parkland grounds. It is one of only a handful of properties in North America to hold the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both its accommodations and dining room. In 2008, it was also ranked by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine as number one in the US and Canada for service, and number three worldwide. The inn features 18 guest rooms and suites, a country guest cottage, a day spa, croquet lawn, red-clay tennis courts, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, unique meeting facilities, and golf privileges at nearby area courses. The Dining Room at Woodlands is widely known for its innovative and sophisticated version of New American Cuisine and the use of fresh local foods to create a nightly menu with a Lowcountry influence. Woodlands is a member of the Preferred Boutique and Historic Hotels of America programs. For more information call (800) 774-9999 or visit www.woodlandsinn.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 four properties in North America to hold Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both accommodations and dining; and the under-construction Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg. 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.