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Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort

Hotel Contact:
36750 U.S. Highway 19 North
Palm Harbor, Florida 34684
United States
Main: 727-942-2000
Email: Email Hotel Bill McKay
Director of Sales & Marketing: Bill McKay
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.9
Renovated 2009
Guest Rooms 550
Kings/Suites/Doubles 192 / 450 / 295
Room Rates High $150 - 380 Low $99 - 175
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
Ideal Group Size 550
Max Group Size 1100


Resort Fee $18
Room Tax 5%
Sales Tax 7%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 14,000ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 65,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 100,000ft²

Airport Proximity

St. Petersburg Clearwater International
20 min 16 miles (26 km)
Tampa International Airport
25 min 18 miles (31 km)


Business center
full theatrical capability
advanced audiovisual equipment
T-1 circuits
CAT-5 wiring
and wireless Internet access.


72 holes of championship golf
9-hole miniature golf course
six pools including one with water-park features
spa and fitness center
11 tennis and 2 racquetball courts
nature boardwalk
and fishing on 60 acres of lakes.


Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Waterpark
Florida Aquarium
Salvador Dali Museum
Museum of Science and Industry
Tampa Bay Downs
Ruth Eckerd Hall
historic Tarpon Springs
and gulf coast beaches.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Loch Ness Grille
Poolside Dining
Market Salamander Grille
American Cuisine
Osprey Sports Bar
American Cuisine
Packard's Steakhouse
Steak House
Turnberry Pub
Casual Dining

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $26-30 Cont. $22-26
Lunch Buffet $34-36 Plated $28-34
Dinner Buffet $55-90 Plated $49-60
Coffee Break $11-22
2-Hour Open Bar $30
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Edinburgh Ballroom 769 35.1 x 21.9 4 8,280 115' x 72' 15 500 1,100 660 800 0 0 0 48
Edinburgh Ballroom East 475 21.6 x 21.9 4 5,112 71' x 72' 15 300 600 400 400 0 0 0 0
Edinburgh Ballroom West 294 13.4 x 21.9 4 3,168 44' x 72' 15 200 375 250 250 0 0 0 0
Edinburgh Boardroom 54 5.5 x 9.8 3 576 18.00' x 32.00' 9 32 60 40 40 20 24 0 0
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Property News
Salamander Hotels & Resorts offering new iPads
Posted March 27, 2012
iWin promotion incentivizes planners for group bookings
Middleburg, VA – Salamander Hotels & Resorts is offering meeting planners the opportunity to win one of Apple’s brand new iPads.

The luxury hotel company founded by Sheila C. Johnson has created an iWin promotion, which provides a new iPad for every $35,000 booked in guestroom revenue. For every $5,000 booked, a planner will also be entered into a drawing to win one of 10 of the new tablet computers.

The offer is applicable across the entire Salamander portfolio, including:
Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, which features Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, Reunion Resort in Orlando and Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast. The collection includes 1250 suite accommodations and 200,000 square feet of meeting space.
Grand Resorts at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, which features the luxurious 176-suite oceanfront Sanctuary resort, and the 298-suite brand new Fishing Lodge resort, which overlooks Cap Cana’s spectacular marina.
To inquire about availability or to book a group in Florida, call 727.942.5560. For the Dominican Republic, call 540.687.3710. For additional information, visit

Salamander also manages the 18-room Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC, and is developing the 168-room, luxurious Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA, which will open in 2013 and is just 35 minutes from Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.

The date of the drawing for the 10 iPads is Monday, July 2. The offer is applicable for new bookings only, the contract must be signed by June 30, 2012, and the meeting must be held before December 30, 2012.

About Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Salamander Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the company has a portfolio that features the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, a collection of three stellar golf resorts including the recently renovated Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, Reunion Resort in Orlando and the oceanfront Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast; Grand Resorts at Cap Cana, a collection of luxurious properties in the Dominican Republic including the oceanfront Sanctuary Cap Cana, the new marina-inspired Fishing Lodge Cap Cana, and the future Ocean Club Cap Cana; the Forbes Five-Star- and AAA Five Diamond-rated Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC; and the eagerly anticipated Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-themed, ultra-luxury resort located near Washington, D.C. opening in 2013. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit
Winning Bid
Posted August 13, 2011
Forward Florida: Innisbrook is featured in this cover story about destinations that host major sporting events
Ask General Manager Lloyd Williams about the impact of the PGA Tour's Transitions Championship on his Innisbrook resort, and he has two simple words: “It's huge.”

Held annually in March, the 2011 event had a purse of $5.5 million and a winning share of $990,000, which went to Gary Woodland. Other pertinent numbers: Some 30,000 local spectators from Lakeland to Sarasota, along with vacationers, descended on Innisbrook's 900 wooded acres located about 20 miles from Tampa International Airport. The seven days of golf and related activities had a direct $20 million economic impact on the area. Plus, not counting this year, more than $9 million was raised for area charities to push the total since 1977 to approximately $25 million.

For the resort, which recently has undergone $26 million in improvements, there's a similar boon. Big picture, the PGA Tour stop helped “drive the Innisbrook brand into places that a single entity couldn't do,” says Williams. In terms of daily business, consider the scene in 2010, when a Sunday rain delay resulted in the resort's clubhouse restaurant, Packard’s Steakhouse, doing 580 lunches, with the dining room turning over almost six times that afternoon.

The exposure does come with a price. Preparation for the annual tournament is virtually a 12-month process, led by The Copperheads, a group of Tampa Bay community and business leaders that helps local charities through golf and that actually directs the tournament. Within three weeks following the event, a post-critique exercise reviews everything from operations and traffic flow to TV ratings and resort branding. And, throughout the year, every decision that affects the resort's famed signature Copperhead Course is influenced by the Transitions Championship.

Still, Williams leaves little doubt about his enthusiasm for enduring the rough. “We love having the event,” he says.
Innisbrook offers 'Cool Connections' this summer
Posted February 24, 2011
Florida resort offers special “cool” menus, activities and group meeting rates
INNISBROOK, FL – This summer, Innisbrook – a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort – is offering a “Cool Connections” meeting package featuring a new “Cool Foods” menu and rates beginning at only $99 per night. Only a short drive from the cooling breezes of Clearwater’s famed beaches, the recently renovated Florida resort features six swimming pools on its 900-acre shaded campus – in addition to 65,000 square feet of indoor function space.

Since completing its enhancement project, Innisbrook has become the “cool” place to meet and stay in Western Florida – hosting celebrities and high-profile groups, including a variety of Super Bowl XLIII functions. In addition to proving a popular spring training base for the stars of baseball, the world’s finest golfers stay and play at Innisbrook during March’s PGA TOUR’s Transitions Championship.

“Cool Connections” rates begin at just $99 per night, and are valid for groups of 10 or more from July 1-September 30, 2011. The rate is not applicable to previously booked groups.

The package also includes:
Specially priced “Cool Foods” menu, including gazpacho, salads and Innisbrook’s own brand of ice cream flavors
Complimentary meeting room rental
Guaranteed suite accommodations for each attendee
Complimentary on-site and beach transportation
Complimentary wired in-room and public wireless internet access
25 percent discount on “Cool Kids” activities, including dive-in movies

In addition, Innisbrook offers a variety of “Cool” group activities, including:
Amazing Race challenges, both indoors and outside
Wii competitions
Water Olympics, featuring pool volleyball and tug of war

To make reservations, call (800) 445-1713. For more information, visit