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A Decade of Excellence

Salamander Collection’s authentic and inclusive style of luxury has become a defining approach to hospitality in recent years. Ten years on from the company’s founding, we celebrate being named Best Luxury Hotel Brand by readers of USA TODAY – ahead of some highly respected and larger companies.

Fire Walker

Hotels Magazine

Sheila Johnson, the subject of Hotel Magazine's October cover story, is the Founder & CEO of Salamander Collection. Owning and operating hotels is only one feature of the multifaceted Sheila Johnson.


Skift Take

Skift Global Forum 2023

Sheila Johnson - a billionaire you can empathize with - looks back on her journey to become a luxury hotel chief, and how Salamander is guided by the same principles she has followed across all of her businesses. - Josh Corder

The Third Act

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Confidential section enjoys an in-depth conversation with Sheila Johnson, who, among many things, discusses how her hospitality company has risen to the top of a variety of ratings and rankings.

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Walk Through Fire

CBS Sunday Morning

Sheila Johnson has enjoyed an incredible and diverse career spanning multiple industries. She recently talked to CBS Sunday Morning about her journey, why she entered hospitality and founded Salamander, and her newly released memoir “Walk Through Fire” – now available wherever books are sold.


The Family Reunion

with Kwame Onwuachi

Helmed by some of the industry’s most talented chefs, The Family Reunion has firmly established itself as of the premier culinary events in the country. Presented by Chef and Author Kwame Onwuachi in collaboration with the Salamander Collection, the multi-day event returned for a third year at Salamander Middleburg.

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Salamander Turns 10

Travel + Leisure

Ten years ago, Salamander Middleburg opened its doors to great fanfare and has subsequently become one of the most successful and decorated resorts in the country – achieving Forbes Five Star ratings for both its accommodations and spa experiences. Founder & CEO Sheila Johnson looks back on the past decade in this Q&A with Travel + Leisure.


Journey to Triumph


You may know Sheila Johnson as the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television and America’s “first Black female billionaire.” What you may not know is that her road to success was not paved with platinum. In her new memoir, Walk Through Fire, Johnson details the origin of how she became one of the most influential, powerful, and resilient leaders of our time. 


Brand Evolution


Formerly known as Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the Salamander Collection recently launched a brand evolution. This work recognizes Salamander's structured growth, represents the genuine sense of belonging the company’s properties create, and highlights a unique culture rooted in honesty, authenticity, respect, and passion.


Half Moon Jamaica

A Brand Reimagined


Salamander Collection CMO Tracey Slavonia discusses the brand’s evolution with Jena Tesse Fox of Hotel Management, and outlines how Salamander’s welcoming environment has always been a key foundation for the company and is helping shape future growth and development.