Salamander was founded by Johnson, who also has ownership in three professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the NHL’s Washington Capitals. In addition to the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, the company’s portfolio includes a collection in the Dominican Republic called Grand Resorts at Cap Cana, which features three resorts: the oceanfront Sanctuary Cap Cana, the marina-inspired Fishing Lodge Cap Cana, and the boutique-style Ocean Club Cap Cana opening in 2012. The company also manages the Forbes Five Star- and AAA Five Diamond-rated Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC; and is developing Salamander Resort & Spa, a 340-acre equestrian-themed, ultra-luxurious resort located near Washington, D.C.
Located in Orlando, Reunion Resort features 330 accommodations, including luxury condominiums, private villas and deluxe vacation homes surrounded by 2,300 acres of lush landscape and nature preserve. Accommodations are highlighted by the 82-suite Reunion Grande, an 11-story hotel, replete with stunning lobby and bar, exquisite décor, elegantly appointed meeting space, and two restaurants – including the hip Eleven, which features a rooftop pool and nightly views of the fireworks from nearby Walt Disney World. The resort is the only location in the United States with golf courses designed by golf greats Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson, and also features the exclusive ANNIKA Academy by Annika Sorenstam. Additional facilities include a boutique spa, multiple pools, slides, water playgrounds and a 1,000-foot lazy river.