In the News for Salamander Resort & Spa
04 / 16 / 2019 | The Network Journal
Today, the 168-room Salamander Resort & Spa (part of Salamander Hotels & Resorts), where “forever First Lady” Michelle Obama was spotted with her daughters in 2014, has a Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide – the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.
03 / 31 / 2019 | FOX 5 DC
In the first act of her life, Sheila Johnson was a classically trained concert violinist. Then she gave voice to the African American community in the growing industry of cable TV as the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET).
03 / 31 / 2019 | WJLA ABC 7
The hotelier’s Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, Virginia just achieved the industry’s highest honor. It became one of only two hotels in the United States to receive Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star rating this year.
03 / 31 / 2019 | Middleburg Eccentric
Forbes Travel Guide has awarded Sheila Johnson’s Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg it’s coveted and rare Five-Star Rating, making it one of only two new properties in the United States to receive the honor this year.
03 / 31 / 2019 | Peter Greenberg
Sheila Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts and Co-Founder of BET, discusses how she went from violinist, to founding a television network, to starting a hospitality business with a five-star hotel and everything in between.
03 / 20 / 2019 | Essence
03 / 15 / 2019 | The Network Journal
No stranger to being a businesswoman, Johnson is co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), and also a partner in Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Washington Wizards, Mystics and current Stanley Cup Champion Capitals.
03 / 06 / 2019 | Loudoun Times-Mirror
Johnson is the only African-American woman to wholly own a five-star resort. She was the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television and is also a partner in Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics and current Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals.
02 / 25 / 2019 | Northern Virginia
Forbes’ five-star ratings have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958. Evaluations are based on professional and anonymous inspections. A total of 210 properties worldwide achieved the five-star rating this year, with 79 recognized in the United States.
02 / 23 / 2019 | Edible Stories
Congratulations to Salamander Resort & Spa on being named to the Forbes Five Star Resort list. Only 210 properties worldwide share this designation, with just two new five star designations this year in the U.S.