Salamander Hotels & Resorts has named David Mars as general manager of The Henderson, a luxury property in Destin, Fla.
Mars brings more than two decades of experience and leadership within the hospitality industry to the position. He joins The Henderson after eight years with Montage Hotels & Resorts, where he was the general manager of Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in Big Sky, MT. Previously, he was the resort manager at Montage Deer Valley in Park City, UT, and the rooms executive at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, CA.
“We are thrilled to welcome David to The Henderson team,” says Prem Devadas, president of Salamander Hotels & Resorts. “His passion, leadership skills and intimate knowledge of the hospitality industry will help elevate The Henderson experience even further. He is a terrific addition to the Salamander family.”
Reminiscent of a grand seaside manor of yesteryear, The Henderson is located adjacent to 200 acres of pristine preserve and just steps from miles of sugar-sand beaches and emerald waters. The 170-room resort features coastal-inspired guest rooms and suites with sweeping balconies, as well as villa-style accommodations called The Lofts, which opened earlier this year.
The Henderson also includes the beautiful Salamander Spa with numerous wellness offerings, coastal-inspired dining in the relaxed settings of Primrose and Horizons, two swimming pools and a lazy river, Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop, a sunset rooftop terrace, 30,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space, and a host of family-friendly recreational programs and activities.
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