Salamander Resort & Spa has been named one of just eight double winners worldwide on Forbes Travel Guide’s inaugural “Verified Lists of World’s Most Luxurious Hotels and Spas.” Owned by Sheila Johnson and located on 340 acres in the historic village of Middleburg, the property received the designation for both its luxurious accommodations and destination spa. 

“It’s a true honor to be recognized as one of the top resorts in the world” said Reggie Cooper, general manager of Salamander Resort & Spa. “While we create memorable experiences for our guests, these designations are a testament to the truly exceptional service our team provides on a daily basis.”

Forbes Travel Guide’s Verified Lists are compiled from data gathered by the company’s incognito inspectors who stay at the properties and evaluate them on up to 900 standards. The Most Luxurious winners are the top performers in the specific standards that reflect detailed attention to the level of sumptuous comfort, as well as luxurious choices and conveniences afforded to guests.

 Fifty-eight hotels in 17 countries earned the coveted designation, representing the top six percent of 1,017 Star Rated hotels in performance on standards related to luxury. Thirty spas in six countries also won awards, out of 269 Star Rated spas worldwide. A full list of winners is available at

 “We are pleased to recognize the 2018 Most Luxurious Hotels and Spas in our debut Verified Lists,” said Amanda Frasier, Forbes Travel Guide’s Executive Vice President – Ratings. “In a time when so many properties claim to be luxurious, the word has become ubiquitous. Forbes Travel Guide’s Verified Lists give guests an objective, data-driven source for making informed choices. These illustrious properties have been thoroughly tested and verified to ensure that they deliver luxury at every turn. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties on our Verified Lists.”

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