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Woodlands Inn ranked as the fourth best lodging in U.S. and Canada

Travel + Leisure readers also rate property as second finest inn in North America
Summerville, SCWoodlands Inn, already one of the country’s most acclaimed hotels, just notched up another award – this time from readers of Travel + Leisure.
The magazine’s 15th-annual reader survey of the absolute best hotels in the world rated Woodlands Inn as the fourth finest lodging – including all resorts, hotels and inns – in the United States and Canada. The property, which is owned by Sheila C. Johnson and managed by Salamander Hospitality, also placed second in the North American inns category.  And, with a score of 94.12 out of 100, Woodlands came tied for 24th of all lodgings in the world.
Built in 1906 and located just a short drive from Charleston, Woodlands Inn was recently refurbished, and refocused to offer a more relaxing experience. It is is one of only six properties in the United States to hold the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards for both lodging and dining. The Dining Room at Woodlands was recently rated as one of the top 10 hotel restaurants in America by Fodor’s Travel Guide.  
For more information about Woodlands Inn or to make a reservation, call (800) 774-9999 or visit
About Woodlands Inn
Located in the charming village of Summerville and just a short drive from historic Charleston, SC, Woodlands Inn, a Salamander Hospitality property, is an immaculately restored 1906 classic revival mansion set amidst 42 acres of parkland grounds. It is one of only a handful of properties in North America to hold the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both its accommodations and dining room. In 2008, it was also ranked by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine as number one in the US and Canada for service, and number three worldwide. The inn features 18 guest rooms and suites, a country guest cottage, a day spa, croquet lawn, red-clay tennis courts, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, unique meeting facilities, and golf privileges at nearby area courses. The Dining Room at Woodlands is widely known for its innovative and sophisticated version of New American Cuisine and the use of fresh local foods to create a nightly menu with a Lowcountry influence. Woodlands is a member of the Preferred Boutique and Historic Hotels of America programs. For more information call (800) 774-9999 or visit 
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 four properties in North America to hold Mobil 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, and Salamander Touch, a boutique lifestyle store in Middleburg

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