In the News for Salamander Resort & Spa

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04 / 16 / 2019 | The Network Journal

Salamander Resort Gets Five-Star Rating: An Interview with Sheila Johnson

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

Sheila Johnson: The Renaissance Woman

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

Sheila Johnson is breaking barriers, helping others, changing the world

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

FIVE STARS for SALAMANDER

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

Radio Guest List–Forbes Travel Guide Luxury Summit

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 / 15 / 2019 | The Network Journal

Salamander Resort Gets Five-Star Rating: An Interview with Sheila Johnson

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

Middleburg's Salamander Resort receives five-star rating from Forbes

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

Salamander Resort & Spa wins its first five-star hotel rating from Forbes Travel Guide

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

Salamander Resort & Spa Joins Short List of Forbes Five Star Resorts in the DMV

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.
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