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Group Code: 106223

The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, opened in Fall of 2016 on one of America’s highest-rated beaches.

Located on nearly 1.5 miles of white powdery sand and emerald-green water in Destin, Florida, the 170 room resort features sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and lush gardens, as well as a thoughtful, residential design. It is also adjacent to the 208-acre, environmentally protected Henderson Beach nature preserve, which will offer guests both a sense of privacy and a plethora of activities.

As the grand anchor hotel of the five-phased Henderson Beach Resort, The Henderson combines an incomparable welcome with incredible views of the sunset, while The Henderson’s stunning entrance offers the quintessential Destin experience.

The elevated arrival avenue features a porte-cochere, leading guests to an expansive Living Room with high ceilings and a wall of windows that faces the preserve and beach. Specifically designed to connect guests to the environment, there are several gathering areas infused throughout the resort.

The beautiful guest rooms and suites include stylish furnishings, yet remain authentic to the local, cultural surroundings. Larger than a typical luxury resort guestroom, they include luxurious bedding, elegant bathrooms, and welcoming balconies.

The Henderson was developed and is managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, one of the country’s top luxury hotel companies and founded Sheila C. Johnson. For more information, visit

All Rooms Feature:

  • Hypoallergenic bed linens

  • Hair dryer

  • Thick terry-cloth bathrobes

  • Daily newspaper delivery

  • In-room safe

  • Mini-bar and refrigerator

  • Coffee and tea-making facilities

  • Wired and wireless internet access

  • Twice-daily housekeeping service

  • All-news cable network

  • iPod docking station

  • Multi-line telephone(s) with voicemail and conference call capability

Nearby Attractions:

  • Henderson Private Beach

  • Local Artist Galleries

  • Silver Sands Premium Outlet Shopping

  • Grand Boulevard Shopping

  • Destin Commons Shopping

  • Harbor Walk Village

  • Regatta Bay Golf

  • Timpoochee Bike Trail

  • Destin Fishing Museum

  • Air Force Armament Museum 

  • Top Sail State Park

Arrive on Tuesday, February 18th

The XCEL Summit registration booth will open at 7:30AM on Tuesday, February 18th with the opening summit golf tournament starting at 9 AM. 

Depart on Thursday, February 20th

The XCEL Summit will adjourn on Thursday, February 20th after the closing luncheon. 

*Shoulder-dates may be reserved at group rate

Destin is located in the Central Time Zone and is within a one-day drive of Georgia (appx. 5 Hour), Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.  And is easily accessible by air.  The nearest three area airports have seen a surge in expanded service especially from the Midwest and Northeast, with over 200 daily departures and arrivals from cities including Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Nashville and Washington, D.C.

  • Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) in Fort Walton is just 22 miles and 30-minutes away

  • Northwest Florida Beaches Int’l. Airport in Panama City (ECP) is just 49 miles and one-hour away

  • Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is just 55 miles and 75-minutes away

  • The private Destin Airport (DTS) is less than 10 minutes away

Getting to The Henderson