Sheila Johnson’s Henderson Resort Brings Opulence to Northwest Florida Region


Credit: The Henderson, a Salamander Beach and Spa Resort

Everything Sheila Johnson touches is gold. And luckily for us, she puts some of her magic in her portfolio of luxury resorts with properties in the United States and the Caribbean.

Stations include Half Moon (Montego Bay, Jamaica), La Salamandre Resort & Spa (Middlebourg, Virginia), Bennett Hotel (Charleston, South Carolina), Innisbrook (Palm Harbor, FL) and the show ends The Henderson, a resort and spa in the Salamander in Destin – one of the finest luxury resorts to open along Florida’s Gulf Coast in a generation, steps away from miles of sandy beaches and emerald waters.

While each of them is special in itself, The Henderson, which opened in November 2017, is well worth the hype.

From the moment guests enter the Henderson’s Lounge, they are embraced by the old world charm that is contemplative of the surroundings and the unspoiled beauty of the area. Reminiscent of a luxurious seaside way of yesteryear, the property perfectly blends modern conveniences with yesteryear nostalgia – all against the backdrop of the authentic, bustling seaside town of Destin located on the northwest coast of the Gulf of Florida.

Located along one of America’s best beaches in Destin and also adjacent to the 208-acre Henderson Beach State Park, the Henderson Beach Resort is one of the premier luxury resorts in open along Florida’s Gulf Coast for a generation.

The best part? The property is ideal for any type of vacation, whether it’s a girls’ trip, a family getaway or a romantic getaway. The family-friendly resort has a large anchor hotel aptly called The Henderson, which features 170 spacious guest rooms and suites, a nature-inspired spa, table-top Gulf cuisine at the Primrose Restaurant (which is named after the famous ship owned by Leonard Destin), lounge bar with panoramic gulf views, two refreshing swimming pools, daily leisure activities, children’s programs and 30,000 square feet of flexible indoor / outdoor event space and private beach access.

As if you needed a few more reasons to visit, we’ve included them below. Please feel free to thank us later.

The atmosphere

Reminiscent of a grand luxury oceanfront mansion of yesteryear, The Henderson captures the romance of traditional coastal architecture by complementing the stunning natural backdrop with striking shingles, craggy gabled roofs and a bow to nautical history from Florida. Guests will enjoy nearly two miles of beach renowned for its sugar-white sand and emerald green water.

The location

When Henderson Beach Resort opened, it completely transformed the tourist landscape of not just Northwest Florida, but the entire Southeast region. Destin is a booming destination a day’s drive from Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, and also easily accessible by air. Its three airports in the region have seen an increase in extended service, particularly from the Midwest and Northeast, with more than 200 daily departures and arrivals from cities such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Tampa and Washington DC

The food

With quality ingredients, attentive five-star service and a lovely atmosphere, none of the Henderson’s dining options will disappoint. Primrose, which is the property’s signature restaurant, offers you a wide variety of options. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Primrose offers picturesque coastal views and a variety of fresh seafood creations. They also offer an ever-changing range of dock-to-table chef menus. Some of the hottest dishes at Primrose include shrimp and oatmeal, seafood paella, and grilled grouper. For lunch, settle into a window seat at Horizons for mouth-watering dishes (including oysters on the half-shell) and a wonderful selection of drinks.

The spa

With the evolution of wellness travel at the forefront of The Henderson’s focus, the property has developed several components to help guests connect with themselves on a deeper level. The Henderson is also home to the region’s unprecedented 10,000 square foot Salamander Spa inspired by the nature of the region. that works to immerse visitors in a sanctuary of personal well-being and total tranquility, with 11 private treatment rooms, a remarkable couples’ suite, a steam room and hot tub, an experiential shower and spa-inspired amenities. nature – creating the ultimate space for lounging during the winter season!

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