Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel company founded by Sheila Johnson, has appointed Darin Riggio as director of sales and marketing at Reunion Resort near Orlando. Riggio will oversee the property’s sales and marketing strategies, including driving business, revenue and overall brand awareness to the resort.
Riggio joins Reunion Resort from Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, where he was director of sales and marketing. He has more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, including working as associate director of sales at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and director of mid-Atlantic accounts at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Riggio He also was a national sales manager at Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
The AAA Four Diamond rated Reunion Resort encompasses 2,300 acres of landscape and nature preserves. The resort features 360 resort-style accommodations, ranging from luxury suites and condos, to multi-room villas and private vacation homes. The resort is the only location in the world featuring three signature championship golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson. Reunion also features casual and fine dining, elegant spaces, tennis courts, full service boutique spa, multiple pools and a water park including slides, a water playground and a 1,000-foot lazy river.