Salamander Hotels & Resorts appoints two new regional sales managers for its Grand Golf Resorts of Florida collection

ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA – Salamander Hotels & Resorts has appointed Julie Kissel and Summer Rouse as regional sales managers for the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida collection. The golf resort collection features Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, Reunion Resort in Orlando and Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast.

                         

With 16 years of sales experience, specializing in corporate and association markets, Julie Kissel joins the Salamander team from the Westin Resort & Casino in Aruba. She’s been recognized by Westin as one of the top sales managers for 2012 and 2013. Kissel has also had a successful career with Marriott International, as well as Turnberry Isle and PGA National Resort & Spa.

 

As regional sales manager for Salamander Hotels & Resorts’ Grand Golf Resorts of Florida collection, Kissel is responsible selling the golf resort portfolio to state associations.

 

Kissel is an active member of Florida Society of Association Executives, Tallahassee Society of Association Executives, Financial & Insurance Conference Planners and the South Florida Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. She has a Bachelor of Science in Recreation & Hospitality Management from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southern University.

 

To reach Julie Kissel, call 561-277-9131 or e-mail jkissel@reunionresort.com.  

 

Summer Rouse joins the Salamander team from the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. With seven years of sales experience, Rouse is an accomplished sales professional who has assisted her previous 2014 sales teams in producing the highest revenue booking pace since 2007. She’s also assisted in doubling the Omni’s NFL Team bookings 2012 and 2014.

 

As regional sales manager for Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Rouse will be responsible for selling the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida collection to secondary U.S. markets.

 

Rouse is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in business and real estate with an emphasis in finance.

 

To reach Summer Rouse, call 386-316-4004 or e-mail srouse@hammockbeach.com.

 

Salamander’s Grand Golf Resorts of Florida portfolio traverses 200 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Coast and offers 162 holes of golf designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Larry Packard.

 

In addition to its stellar group of courses, Grand Golf Resorts of Florida features a blend of traditional and unique meeting spaces including a rooftop deck and a 117-foot event yacht. The resort collection boasts more than 1,200 spacious suite accommodations that include beautifully appointed living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchens, large balconies, and multiple bedroom and bathroom floor plans.

 

To learn more about the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida collection, please visit www.grandgolfresorts.com.

 

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 known as the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida. This includes Innisbrook Resort near Tampa, Reunion Resort in Orlando and Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast. The company also operates the luxurious Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C., and is developing of the new Tryon Resort in Tryon, NC. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit www.salamanderhotels.com.

 

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