Rumor Confirmed: Salamander Will Take over Operations of Reunion and Hammock Beach Resorts

As equity investor with Lubert-Adler, Salamander Group will replace Front Door and Nobel operationally at the former Ginn resorts Oct. 27. Front Door will continue to manage real estate and developmen

Palm Coast, FL – October 13, 2011 – has learned that a previously published rumor will soon become fact. Effective October 27th, Salamander Group will assume management responsibilities of Reunion Resort, in Orlando, and Hammock Beach Resort. including amenities, in Palm Coast, replacing Nobel and Front Door. Front Door reportedly will continue to manage Lubert-Adler’s real estate and development interests. Salamander Group has taken an equity position and will be a minority partner with Lubert-Adler.
Salamander specializes in the management of independent hotels, resorts, and fine food establishments. Their properties include:

  • Innisbrook near Tampa, FL
  • Woodlands Inn, a five diamond facility near Charleston, SC
  • Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA
  • Fishing Lodge Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic
  • Market Salamander in Middleburg, VA
Salamander Hotels and Resorts is a privately held company based in Middleburg, Virginia. It was founded in 2005 by Sheila Johnson. As Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Ms. Johnson is the only African-American woman to have ownership in three professional sports teams, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals.  Ms. Johnson is President and Managing Partner of the Mystics. She is also a TV pioneer, having co-founded BET (Black Entertainment Television).
Members contacted by feel that the move will have a positive effect at both resorts.
3 replies
  1. Del the Funk
    Del the Funk says:

    This won’t work.

    This will end badly.

    Take a look at the Johnson’s stewardship of the Charlotte Bobcat’s, complete disaster.

    An unwritten story about the Bobcat’s is how the Johnson’s laundered charity donations through ticket purchases from the Bobcat’s. It’s all right there in the 990’s.

    And the charity $$’s that weren’t laundered were used to put on a high end horse jumping event so their daughter could ride in it!!

    Good luck people, you will need it.

  2. Ron
    Ron says:

    Lack of Communications

    It is amazing how today on October 18 there is such a lack of communications from the current managment team. Not one bit of information to the residents and non resident owners of hammock beach. This type of communications was the down fall of the NOPC.

  3. Toby
    Toby says:

    Reply to Del has learned that the facts you presented are unfounded. Here is what has learned:
    1) Sheila John was divorced from Robert L. Johnson in 2002
    2) The Charlotte Bobcats began playing in the fall of 2004
    3) Robert is not involved in Salamander Hospitality

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply