"Lovely...Just breathtaking" is how Douglas Hustad described the view from one of the balconies at The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort
in Destin, Florida
And Hustad isn't saying that because he is the general manager. The six-floor, 170-room
resort property overlooks nearly two miles of the famous sugar-sand beaches and the scenic 200-acre Henderson Beach State Park
. Situated so, The Henderson provides guests with not only memorable views of the Gulf of Mexico but also of the equally popular evening sunsets.
The Henderson becomes the fifth property in Salamander Hotels & Resort’s portfolio and the third in their Florida collection (the others being Innisbrook Golf Resort
in Tampa, Reunion Resort
in Orlando and Hammock Beach Resort
in Palm Coast.)
It's one of the first luxury resorts to open along the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast in a decade. Described as being "reminiscent of a grand seaside manor of yesteryear" with its design and appearance, Hustad refers to The Henderson as an "upper luxury property," where the service level and amenities are similar to what can found at any five-star and five-diamond properties.
The Henderson is set to draw a varied base of travelers. Families can discover two pools and a lazy river, a kids' program, an old-fashioned ice cream shop, and other activities
to keep everyone busy and satisfied. Health-conscience travelers will enjoy the fitness room and the nature-inspired spa
, complete with 11 treatment rooms. Of course, there is lots more on the property for everyone in addition to Destin's attractions
For those that can't leave Fido at home, The Henderson welcomes dogs up to 20 pounds. The second floor offers pet-friendly accommodations
with special touches for the four-legged traveler.
And don't forget about those who visit a destination to sample the local cuisine. Along with the Beach Club Grill and the Sushi Bar is Primrose
, named after the 1920s fishing boat residing at the Destin History and Fishing Museum
. Here you can enjoy various Gulf-to-table dishes, as fresh as one can get.
For event needs
, the property offers 10,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space and 20,000 square feet of outdoor space.
The Henderson, the anchor hotel of the multi-phase Henderson Beach Resort, compliments the established adult-centric, romantic Henderson Park Inn
photos: courtesy of The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort and Wordplay Ink; (top) The Henderson beach view; (left) Henderson Beach State Park; (right) The Henderson roll pillow