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Salamander Hotels & Resorts appoints Richard Staley as General Manager at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort

General Manager Richard Staley
General Manager Richard Staley

General Manager Richard Staley

PALM HARBOR, FL - Salamander Hotels & Resorts has appointed Richard Staley as the new General Manager at Innisbrook Resort, located in Tampa Bay, Florida – a 900-acre golf, spa and conference destination. 
An experienced hospitality professional, Staley previously served at Innisbrook as Resort Manager. He now rejoins the resort from the Hyatt Miami at The Blue in Doral, where he held the position of General Manager.  
Innisbrook hosts the PGA TOUR each March on its famed Copperhead Course, one of four top-ranked layouts at the recently renovated resort.  Owned by Sheila C. Johnson and managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, it also features 550 spacious guest suite accommodations, the luxury Indaba Spa, tennis, swimming, biking, fishing and numerous other family related activities.   The resort is also a highly regarded conference and special event destination with over 65,000 square feet of meeting space in three meeting and event centers. 
Innisbrook is part of Salamander’s new Grand Golf Resorts of Florida collection, which also features Reunion Resort in Orlando and Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast.
Innisbrook is located at 36750 U.S. Highway 19 North, Innisbrook, FL 34684. For more information, visit online at or call (727) 942-2000.
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, 550 spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Academy, 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. Part of the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida portfolio, Innisbrook hosts the annual PGA TOUR Tampa Bay  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
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 has a portfolio that features the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, a collection of three stellar golf resorts including the recently renovated Innisbrook Resort near Tampa, Reunion Resort in Orlando and the oceanfront Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast; and the eagerly anticipated Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-themed, ultra-luxury resort opening in 2013 and located near Washington, D.C. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit

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General Manager Richard Staley

General Manager Richard Staley