Going Places

March 2017

J. Michael Williams


Salamander Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of J. Michael Williams as the new managing director of Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort.

A former Innisbrook director of sales and marketing, Williams returns to the renowned resort in his new role as it readies to host the world’s finest golfers on its Copperhead Course for the Valspar Championship, an official PGA TOUR event.

"I am thrilled to join Salamander Hotels & Resorts and become a part of its exciting growth,” said Williams. “I look forward to returning to the area and working closely with the Innisbrook team, club members and owners to deliver memorable experiences at this distinguished resort."

Williams’ notable hospitality management career includes spending the past four years as executive vice president for operations and sales with Crescent Hotels & Resorts. Williams also worked for over two decades at Hilton, including serving as vice president of global brand performance.

“Michael’s résumé and experience are exceptional, and he is an expert in improving guest satisfaction and delivering superior service,” said Prem Devadas, president of Salamander Hotels & Resorts. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to this special property and know he will continue to elevate our destination golf experience, which is already considered one of the finest in the country.”

Innisbrook Resort is situated on 900 wooded acres in the Tampa Bay area on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Located just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport, the resort features 72 holes of championship golf, over 500 guest suites and rooms, the Salamander Spa, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Academy, 11 tennis courts, six heated swimming pool complexes, a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 100,000 square feet of meeting space.

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