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Salamander Hotels & Resorts Appoints John R. Harrison as Director of Regional Sales

John Harrison Headshot
John Harrison Headshot

John Harrison Headshot

John Harrison is Director of Regional Sales for Salamander Hotels & Resorts.

MIDDLEBURG, VA – Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel management company founded by Sheila C. Johnson, has appointed John R. Harrison as Director of Regional Sales.

A hospitality sales professional and Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) with two decades of experience, Harrison joins Salamander’s expanding national sales team in this newly created position from Pyramid Hotel Group, where he served for 14 years as Director of National Accounts for Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island.  

Harrison, who is based in New England, is responsible for selling Salamander’s growing portfolio, specifically the luxurious Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA, and the renowned golf resorts: Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, and Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, FL. He is also charged with developing the Northeast market for Salamander.

Salamander’s portfolio also includes Reunion Resort in Orlando, and a fourth Florida resort, Henderson Beach Resort in Destin, which is scheduled to open in summer 2016. There are also several new hotel and resort projects in the pipeline which will be announced soon.  

“The addition of someone of John’s stature in this new role is yet another example of the expansion of Salamander’s sales efforts,” said Salamander’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Eric Gavin. “In addition to his selling skills, John will substantially raise the profile of Salamander Hotels and Resorts within the Northeast meetings community.

A graduate of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI, Harrison has previously held senior sales leadership positions with Four Seasons in Chicago, Las Vegas, Boston and San Diego. He was born and raised in Narragansett, RI.

For more information about Salamander Hotels & Resorts, visit or call (540) 687-3710.

To reach John Harrison, e-mail or call (401) 284-0031.


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 stellar 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 finest resort built in a generation on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Henderson Beach Resort in  in Destin, opening summer 2016. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit

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