Tryon Resort unveiled

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 04:24 AM


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Jean Gordon/Daily Courier Perched above the equestrian show grounds at Tryon Resort will be a luxury hotel, managed by Sheila C. Johnson’s Salamander Hotels & Resorts. Shoveling dirt for the hotel on Wednesday morning were (l-r) Polk County Commissioner Lee Owens, Sheila Johnson; Mark Bellissimo, managing partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners, Sharon Decker, NC Commerce Secretary and Roger Smith,


Billed as the most significant new equestrian lifestyle destination in the world, Tryon Equestrian Partners, unveiled plans for a multi-million dollar project Wednesday morning.

Just four miles across the Rutherford County line into Polk County on Pea Ridge Road, Tryon Resort is the site of a sprawling $100 million equestrian center and resort that will open later this summer with its first events in July.

Managing partner, Mark Bellissimo, welcomed partners, supporters, political leaders from Rutherford and Polk counties and state leaders to the ground-breaking ceremony.

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