Sheila C. Johnson launches ShopSalamander.com

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MIDDLEBURG, VASheila C. Johnson, the entrepreneurial founder and CEO of Salamander Hospitality, has launched a new online retail website called ShopSalamander.com in time for the holiday shopping season.

Located at www.shopsalamander.com, the website features a variety of gift items and apparel from Salamander Hospitality’s resorts and hotels; the Salamander Touch lifestyle store in Middleburg, VA; and Market Salamander, the company’s gourmet market with locations in Virginia and Florida. The site features a selection of items ideal for all seasons and occasions.

“I’m thrilled to be able to share selections from many of my businesses in one location,” said Johnson. “I enjoy in developing themes and product lines, and our merchandise is indicative of the quality for which my Salamander brands stands.”
 
Visitors can purchase a selection of signature golf apparel and memorabilia from Innisbrook, Salamander’s famed golf and spa resort in Florida; home goods like equestrian-themed Virgin Wool throws; and bath products from Mistral, in which Johnson is a partner. The website also features gourmet Salamander food seasonings and tasty treats like the Market’s popular Butterscotch Gourmet Scones, Dark Chocolate Chunk Whole Wheat Cookies and other desserts baked by the company’s noted chefs. New products will be added over the coming weeks, while all shipments are professionally packaged and can be delivered gift wrapped.
 
For the holiday shopping season, the site is also the place to go for specially priced value gifts, including a variety of Salamander leather travel accessories beginning at $11.95 and discounts of over 20 percent on the collection of Italian-made Virgin Wool throws designed personally by Johnson. Gift credits are also available for purchase.
 
Johnson is Vice Chair and Owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment which owns the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals. She has also long been a powerful influence in the entertainment industry as a founding partner of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and most recently as a film producer.  Her latest film, The Other City, about the HIV/AIDS crisis in Washington DC, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2010. Johnson is a partner in Mistral, the makers of fine bath, body and home products, many of which are available on ShopSalamander.com. She is a also partner in ProJet Aviation, a comprehensive aviation service company specializing in aviation consulting, aircraft acquisitions, management, and charter services based in Winchester, VA.
 
About Salamander Hospitality
Salamander Hospitality 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 manages and develops hotels, resorts and inns that reflect the authenticity and character of their surrounding environment. The portfolio currently includes the recently renovated Innisbrook resort near Tampa, FL., host to the PGA TOUR Transitions Championship every March and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship in November; Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC, which is one of only six properties in North America to hold Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both accommodations and dining; and the under-construction Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg. Salamander Hospitality also operates Market Salamander, a division of gourmet prepared food markets with locations in Middleburg and Innisbrook, FL, and Salamander Touch, a boutique lifestyle store in Middleburg. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit www.salamanderhospitality.com.

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