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Salamander Hotels & Resorts Appoints Douglas Hustad as General Manager at Henderson Beach Resort

Douglas Hustad
Douglas Hustad

Douglas Hustad

Douglas Hustad is the General Manager of Henderson Beach Resort

DESTIN, FLSalamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel management company founded by Sheila C. Johnson, has appointed Douglas Hustad at its new General Manager Henderson Beach Resort, which will open Summer 2016 in Destin, FL.

A seasoned hospitality executive, Hustad joined Salamander from Skytop Lodge in The Poconos, PA, where he served as President and General Manager. Previously, Hustad was the Managing Director at Turnberry Isle Resort in Miami, and spent seven years as the Vice President and General Manager at the Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.

Located along one of America’s top beaches and also adjacent to a 200-acre, coastal nature preserve, Henderson Beach Resort will be one of the first luxury resorts to open along Florida’s Gulf Coast in a decade. The resort’s anchor hotel, a 170-room property called The Henderson, features over 10,000 square feet of meeting space, a stunning nature-inspired spa and authentic Gulf-to-Table cuisine.

Hustad is currently overseeing the pre-opening process at The Henderson, which includes the hiring and training for over 250 staff positions. He holds overall responsibility for the resort’s operations, sales and marketing efforts, revenue and yield strategies and human resources.

Hustad has also held leadership positions at the Peabody Memphis in Tennessee, and at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Juan, St. Thomas and Osaka, Japan. Since 2006, he has been a Certified Hotel Administrator by the American Hotel & Lodging Association.


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 a collection of three renowned Florida golf resorts including Innisbrook Resort near Tampa, Reunion Resort in Orlando and Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast; the luxurious Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; and the development and management of the new beachfront Henderson Beach Resort in Destin, FL, which features a 170-room anchor hotel called The Henderson. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit      


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