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Salamander Hotels & Resorts Appoints Darin Riggio as Director of Sales and Marketing at Innisbrook, A Salamander Resort

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel company founded by Sheila Johnson, has appointed Darin Riggio as Director of Sales and Marketing at Innisbrook, A Salamander Resort in Tampa Bay, Florida.

With more than a decade of hospitality leadership experience, Riggio will manage property-wide sales and marketing efforts, including developing new business and enhancing the group segment, market positioning and maximizing profitability while ensuring outstanding quality service for all guests.

“We are thrilled to have Darin join our talented and growing team,” said Ty Brassie, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Salamander Hotels & Resorts. “As an accomplished hospitality executive, he will bring valued expertise in sales, strategic marketing and operations to the role.”

One of the most iconic golf resorts in the United States, Innisbrook is located on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills in the Tampa Bay area. The resort features 72 holes of championship golf, over 300 recently renovated guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, 11 tennis courts, a Salamander Spa with 12 treatment rooms, six heated swimming pool complexes, and three conference halls with 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Recognized for its famed Copperhead Course, the resort annually hosts the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship.

“I am looking forward to representing such a prestigious golf resort and joining the Innisbrook team” said Riggio. “Salamander’s commitment to continuous improvement and growth was also a significant factor in my decision to accept this exciting role.”

Before joining Innisbrook, Riggio served as Resort Sales Director at Disney Meetings & Events, where he successfully exceeded combined revenue goals for 13 resorts. He has also worked in sales and marketing leadership roles for several hotels and resorts across Florida, including Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and Hyatt Regency Coral Gables.

Riggio earned a bachelor’s in hospitality management and a master’s in business management from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. He is also a certified hospitality sales professional as recognized by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.

For more information on Innisbrook, visit or call 1-888-794-8627.

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About Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Salamander Hotels & Resorts delivers comfortable luxury through signature, immersive experiences that personally enrich the lives of its guests. The company is privately owned and operated, and based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila Johnson in 2005, it has a luxury portfolio featuring the Forbes Five-Star rated Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; Half Moon, the iconic luxury resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica; The Henderson, a 170-room grand beach resort in Destin, FL; Hotel Bennett, a spectacular 179-room hotel in Charleston, SC, overlooking the city’s historic Marion Square; and Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, which hosts the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship each year on its Copperhead Course. All Salamander properties are members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For additional information visit