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Awards & Recognition

Salamander manages properties that continuously achieve top ratings from a variety of sources.


Salamander Resort & Spa

  • Five-Star Rating from Forbes Travel Guide (2019)
  • Best of NoVA, Health & Beauty: Best Spa Package (2017) - Northern Virginia
  • Best of NoVA, Nightlife: Romantic Weekend Inn/ Resort (2017) - Northern Virginia
  • Best Executive Retreat (2017) - Smart Meetings
  • Reader's Choice Top Resorts in the South, #8 (2016) - Conde Nast Traveler
  • Platinum Choice Award (2016) - Smart Meetings 
  • Best of the South (2016) - Meetings Today
  • Reader's Choice Best Wine Country Hotel, #4 (2016) - USA Today
  • Award of Execellence (2016) - Corporate & Incentive Travel
  • Best Executive Retreat (2016) - Smart Meetings  
  • Favorite Resort Spa & Favorite Romantic Spa (2016) - American Spa
  • Four Star Spa Award (2016) - Forbes Travel Guide
  • Four Star Hotel Award (2016) - Forbes Travel Guide
  • Four Diamond Award (2016) - AAA
  • Top Wedding Vendors 2015 - Virginia Living
  • Best New Wellness Travel Property (2015) - Spafinder
  • 50 Best Restaurants (2015) - Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Top 101 Suites in the World (2015) - Elite Traveler
  • The South's Best New Hotels (2015) - Southern Living
  • The Best Spas of 2014 - About.com - Travel
  • Reader's Choice Best Resorts in the South, #7 (2014) - Conde Nast Traveler
  • Top 10 Green Spa Awards (2014) - Organic Spa Magazine
  • 7th Top Resort in the South (2014) - Conde Nast Traveler
  • Best New Wellness Travel Property (2014) - by SpaFinder
  • Top Destination Spas Worldwide for (2014) – Wall Street Journal
  • Washington D.C.’s Most Luxurious Spas – Racked
  • Top 5 Resorts to Improve your Health – Food Republic
  • 10 Best Wellness Spas Worldwide – Daily Makeover
  • Top 5 Yoga Destinations – Huffington Post
  • Hot 20 – Forbes Travel Guide
  • Top 9 Places for Horseback Riding – Yahoo Travel

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Innisbrook Resort

  • Winner Certificate of Excellence Award (2014) - TripAdvisor
  • Silver Medal Resort (2014) - Golf.com
  • Best Resort Courses - No. 47 (2014) - Golfweek.com
  • Rolling Out the Green Carpet™ Certification (2013) - National Women’s Golf Alliance
  • Host of the annual PGA TOUR Valspar Championship Presented by BB&T
  • Host of the Legends Tour Open Championship

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Hammock Beach Resort

  • Worlds Best Awards List, America's Best Family Hotels No. 5 (2014) - Travel + Leisure
  • Worlds Best Awards List, Top 50 Resorts in the Continental U.S., No. 33 (2014) - Travel + Leisure
  • Top 100 Courses You Can Play in USA - No.72 (2014) - GOLF Magazine
  • The Best Courses Near You, Florida - No.7 (2014) - GOLF Magazine
  • Readers' Choice Best Around-Banquet Facility (2014) - The News-Tribune 

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Half Moon

2019

  • Observer Table Talk Solomon Gardner Award for Outstanding Service
  • Observer Table Talk Norma Shirley Award for Restaurant of the Year
  • Observer Best Culinary Team Experience Award
  • LUX Life: Global Luxury Hotel and Spa Awards
  • 2019 Traveler’s Choice Award Winner- Trip Advisor
  • Preferred Hotels and Resorts I Prefer Members’ Choice Awards (Top Hotels in the Caribbean, Central and South America)

2018

  • Tourism Service Excellence Award- Organizational Category
  • Tourism Service Excellence Award- Conroy Thompson, Individual Category
  • Guest Review Award 2018- 9/10
  • Green Globe Certification: Platinum
  • World Travel Awards: Jamaica’s Leading Conference Hotel 2018; Half Moon, Jamaica
  • World Travel Awards Caribbean’s Leading Conference Hotel 2018; Half Moon Jamaica
  • Observer Table Talk; Norma Shirley Restaurant of the Year
  • The Solomon Gardner Award for Outstanding Service
  • Safe Hotel Alliance
  • Trip Advisor Hall of Fame
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  • AAA Four Diamond Award
  • Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking #50 in the Top Resorts in the Caribbean Island Category
  • Travel and Hospitality Award as Best Golf
  • Experts’ Choice Award-Sugar Mill (Trip Experts)
  • Experts’ Choice Award-Sugar Mill (Trip Experts)

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The Henderson

  • Smart Meetings Names The Emerald Coast - 10 Best Places to Visit in the United States in 2017
  • Member of the Association of Luxury Hotels International
  • Member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts
  • Salamander Hotels & Resorts luxury collection

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Hotel Bennett

  • Named number one city in the U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure 2019 World's Best Awards, for the seventh consecutive year.
  • Named number one small U.S. city in Conde Nast Traveler's 2018 Readers' choice awards.

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Salamander Destinations

Salamander Resort

500 North Pendleton St
Middleburg, VA 20117

The Henderson

200 Henderson Resort Way
Destin, FL 32541

Hotel Bennett

404 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

Half Moon

Montego Bay
St James
Jamaica WI

InnisBrook

36750 U.S. Highway
19 North
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Hammock Beach

200 Ocean Crest Drive
Palm Coast, FL 32137