Tyron Equestrian Partners has plans to build the Tyron Resort in North Carolina in collaboration with Salamander Hotels & Resorts.
The resort will be a 1,400-acre retreat featuring the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Set above the equestrian show grounds and scheduled to open in 2016 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the 150-room hotel will be designed by Boca Raton, Florida-based AW Architects and will include suites, a restaurant and bar, retail shops, a market, indoor and outdoor heated pools, a fitness center, event space for weddings and meetings, stone terraces, and a 5,000-square-foot entertainment pavilion with views of the countryside.
“Our goal is to create a special place that focuses on the passion and love for both horses and horse sport,” said Mark Bellissimo, managing partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners. “We intend for individuals and families, whether they are participants or spectators, to enjoy a broad range of activities while also maintaining the area’s rural character and honoring its longstanding equestrian tradition. Working with Salamander Hotels & Resorts, we aim to create a destination that equestrian, leisure, and group travelers from all over the world will visit.”
When completed, the equestrian facility will feature up to 10 riding arenas, 1,000 permanent stalls, elevated and shaded viewing decks, a large covered riding facility, and the Tryon Sports Complex, which will include a health club, game room, kids’ camp, sports bar, children’s playground, tennis courts, mountain bike park, climbing walls, basketball court, and a large pool.
Additional plans call for a nature-inspired spa and dining and conference space set atop a vista; the completion of the resort’s Arnold Palmer Signature lf course; and construction of new luxury homes. Each of these components will be managed by Salamander, which will also serve as the resort’s design architects.