Is there anything Sheila Johnson can’t do?
Founder and CEO of Salamander Resortsrecently fulfilled a lifelong dream of expanding his resort portfolio to Southwest DC with the purchase of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
“Salamander, Washington, DC is already a Grand Luxury Hotel and we intend to offer the warm and welcoming atmosphere that our guests enjoy at other Salamander hotels,” Johnson said.
Under the control of new owners and salamanders, Henderson Parka global private equity property manager headquartered in London, will undergo several renovations while continuing to operate its business.
According to a company statement, “The two companies have partnered to purchase and rebrand the 373-room property that first opened as the Mandarin Oriental in 2004.” , is renaming the lobby bar and adding new artwork to the rooms, including a photo taken by Mrs. Johnson, Salamander’s CEO herself.
The hotel’s spa, which has been renamed to the Salamander Spa brand, has also been refreshed. The spa has additional treatment rooms and a new street level entrance.
The company added: “Full details of the hotel improvement program will be finalized and announced in the coming weeks. Ultimately, the hotel will employ approximately 100 additional team members.
Johnson co-founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) and is currently Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Washington Wizards of the NBA, the Washington Capitals of the NHL, and the Washington Mystics of the WNBA. and a managing partner.
“Washington, DC is open, and so are our beautiful hotels,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “We are thrilled to welcome Salamander Hotels & Resorts to DC. So close to all our destinations.Congratulations to Sheila Johnson, her team at Salamander and the team at Henderson Park.”
Salamander Washington, DC includes Salamander Resort & Spa in Virginia, Half Moon Resort in Jamaica, Aspen Meadows Resort in Colorado, Hotel Bennett in South Carolina, Innisbrook Resort in Florida Gulf Coast and Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club in Anguilla. joins the salamander portfolio.
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