Salamander Resort & Spa Named One of World’s Most Luxurious Hotels & Spas by Forbes Travel Guide
Middleburg Retreat one of only eight locations worldwide and three in the USA to earn designation for both its accommodations and spa in the Guide’s Inaugural Verified Lists
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Salamander Resort & Spa is located in the historic village of Middleburg, VA, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Photo credit: Justin Kriel)
MIDDLEBURG, VA – Salamander Resort & Spa has been named one of just eight double winners worldwide on Forbes Travel Guide’s inaugural “Verified Lists of World’s Most Luxurious Hotels and Spas.” Owned by Sheila Johnson and located on 340 acres in the historic village of Middleburg, the property received the designation for both its luxurious accommodations and destination spa. Only two other locations in the United States were recognized as double winners.
“It’s a true honor to be recognized as one of the top resorts in the world” said Reggie Cooper, general manager of Salamander Resort & Spa. “While we create memorable experiences for our guests, these designations are a testament to the truly exceptional service our team provides on a daily basis.”
Forbes Travel Guide’s Verified Lists are compiled from data gathered by the company’s incognito inspectors who stay at the properties and evaluate them on up to 900 standards. The Most Luxurious winners are the top performers in the specific standards that reflect detailed attention to the level of sumptuous comfort, as well as luxurious choices and conveniences afforded to guests.
Fifty-eight hotels in 17 countries earned the coveted designation, representing the top six percent of 1,017 Star Rated hotels in performance on standards related to luxury. Thirty spas in six countries also won awards, out of 269 Star Rated spas worldwide. A full list of winners is available here.
“We are pleased to recognize the 2018 Most Luxurious Hotels and Spas in our debut Verified Lists,” said Amanda Frasier, Forbes Travel Guide’s Executive Vice President - Ratings. “In a time when so many properties claim to be luxurious, the word has become ubiquitous. Forbes Travel Guide’s Verified Lists give guests an objective, data-driven source for making informed choices. These illustrious properties have been thoroughly tested and verified to ensure that they deliver luxury at every turn. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties on our Verified Lists.”
About Salamander Resort & Spa
Salamander Resort & Spa is a LEED Green Building Certified resort situated in the historic village of Middleburg, VA, on 340 picturesque acres. Located only one hour from Washington, D.C., and just 35 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport, the resort is designed to respect the architectural traditions of Virginia’s countryside with 168 spacious rooms and suites that blend into their natural environment. Resort Owner Sheila C. Johnson has created a luxurious destination featuring an award-winning 23,000-square-foot spa, Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill, the Gold Cup Wine Bar, a dedicated Cooking Studio, a chef-inspired Culinary Garden as well as the adventurous Tree Top Zip Tour. The resort includes a full-service Equestrian Center with unique programming, a 22-stall stable and riding arena. All spa, culinary and equestrian programs are open to the community. For more information, please visit www.salamanderresort.com.
About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings, reviews and daily travel stories help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.