News & Updates

News from Southern Innkeeper Members

 Welcome new member, Damon Strickland, Stonewall Jackson Hotel (8/2/2018) 

The Stonewall Jackson Hotel was originally opened in 1924, restored in 2005 and now reintroduced with a stylish renovation in 2018. Located in the center of Historic Downtown Staunton, we are conveniently located at the crossroads of I-81 & I-64. The Stonewall Jackson Hotel features an indoor heated pool, fitness center and a business center and showcases 8,500 square feet of meeting space with accommodations of up to 400. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, a spot to view the fall foliage, a romantic wedding locale or the perfect setting for a meeting or conference, it’s only a short drive to Staunton’s only full service hotel. Located within walking distance of a myriad of delightful galleries, fine antique stores, artisan shops, Mary Baldwin University, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Frontier Culture Museum, the American Shakespeare Center and a variety of dining choices.


Damon Strickland, General Manager
Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center
24 S. Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
540-245-8201 (direct)
540-885-4848 (hotel)


 Welcome new member, Bill Petrella, Hotel Emma (7/9/2018) 

Hotel Emma is a 146-room boutique hotel within a central place in the exciting Pearl culinary neighborhood. Our restaurant, bar, catering and events and in-room dining will establish Hotel Emma as a chef-led culinary destination in its own right. Comfortable and unconventional, the hotel's interiors, designed by renowned firm Roman and Williams, embrace the extravagance of the iconic 19th century Brew House, as well as the shirtsleeve industrial aesthetic of the brewery's back rooms. Visible history meets South Texas grandeur and unpretentious function. Infused with the flavor of San Antonio's cultures and history, Hotel Emma is ready to lead the city's culinary revolution.

Bill Petrella, President/GM
136 E. Grayson St.
San Antonio, TX 78215

 Welcome new member, Jon Farace, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte (7/3/2018) 

Sleek and sophisticated, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte blends contemporary décor and a flair for innovation to immerse guests in a well-appointed luxury escape. Herbs from the rooftop garden add a pop of color to culinary delights, and honey prepared by the resident honeybees sweetens seasonal dishes, highlighting the LEED-certified property’s dedication to sustainability. The Spa whisks guests away on a tranquil escape, complete with cocoa-inspired massages, dramatic skyline views, and pink Himalayan salt therapy. Notable museums, idyllic parks, and celebrated culinary destinations sit just steps away from the luxury property, inspiring guests to explore the cultural aspects that define the spirit of the city.


Jon Farace, General Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
201 East Trade Street 
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
(704) 547-2244



 Welcome new member, Jerome Smith, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort (6/27/2018) 
Jerome D. Smith
Resort Manager
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
22 Harbourside Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC  29928
Work: 843-341-4120

Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort is located on the picturesque coast of South Carolina, only 5 hours from Walt Disney World Resort. This elegant, relaxing home-away-from-home—fashioned after a 1940s hunting and fishing lodge—combines local charm and simple pleasures with outdoor fun for the entire family. The resort features multi-roomed villas and many recreational activities, including 12 miles of heavenly beaches.  Visit us online at


 Welcome new member, Greg Bradley, General Manager, The Edwin – Boutique Hotel Chattanooga (6/27/2018) 

Greg Bradley, General Manager 
The Edwin - Boutique Hotel Chattanooga
102 Walnut Street | Chattanooga, TN 37402 | 843.469.2777

Connecting visitors to Chattanooga’s history, culture, cuisine and altogether exuberant Southern style. Steps from the historic Walnut Street Bridge, a beloved symbol of our city’s robust urban renewal, The Edwin Hotel is Chattanooga’s first luxury boutique hotel. A highly anticipated addition to Chattanooga’s vibrant downtown landscape, this luxury 90-room boutique hotel proudly connects the area’s rich history of Southern hospitality with modern-day trends and cuisines. The Edwin will celebrate our local artisans, spirit, sincerity, and originality. Exactly like nothing else.

 Welcome New Member, Richard Delany, Old Edwards Inn (6/27/2018) 

Perched atop the southwest plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Old Edwards Inn and Spa is woven into Highlands, NC community and culture. Situated in the heart of downtown, our European style resort offers a mountain retreat with luxury guestrooms, suites, cottages, and vacation homes, as well as farm to table restaurants and a destination spa. Tee off on the spectacular 18-hole golf course at the Old Edwards Club with dramatic mountain vistas. Immerse yourself in outdoor mineral pools (seasonal) and whirlpools with poolside food and beverage service.

Surrounded by pristine mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, Old Edwards in the middle of downtown shops, live theaters, music venues and art galleries. A destination for vacations, romantic retreats, girlfriend getaways and special events, Old Edwards Inn in historic Highlands, NC is the place to relax, rejuvenate and celebrate.
Contact:  Richard Delany
137 South 4th St
Highlands, NC 28741


 Welcome new member, Ted Horan, General Manager, Primland (6/27/2018) 


Ted Horan

Primland Ltd.
1861 Busted Rock Rd
Meadows Of Dan, VA 24120
(276) 222-3800


It was the vision of Primland’s founder, Didier Primat, to create a place of immense beauty that offered his guests a return to simple human pleasures in an environment of refined authenticity and sensuality. He developed Primland in an eco-conscious and thoughtful manner, as the ultimate retreat for world-class golf, refined dining and outdoor activities.

Our love of the land is expressed in our extensive efforts to minimize our impact on nature, the freshness of our food, the many organic, sustainable ingredients we source locally or grow in our organic garden, and the care with which we look after our guests. Didier Primat instilled his passion for Primland in every member of his family and staff, and they carry forward his legacy with soul, heart and a commitment to genuine hospitality.

Spending time enjoying and engaging with the outdoors is where your experience at Primland takes shape. Beyond the beautiful golf greens and open air, the horse back riding, kayaking, tomahawk throwing and stargazing are just a few. 


 The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando requests the services of Northern Lights Restoration (2/20/2018) 

Recently, The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes requested the services of Northern Lights Restoration.  We arrived last week to provide them with a complete room sample of our on site furniture restoration service. The resort is 14 years old and showing it's age with high occupancy. Being a beautiful property in a great location, it is well worth bringing the room furniture back to life at a minimal cost. We completed the sample room in a few short hours and the management team was "Thrilled" with the results. We have the capabilities of refinishing 15 to 20 rooms per day and within 1 hour of our refinishing service, the rooms can be put back in use for 0 downtime of bookings. We are in the negotiating stages of providing a long term on-site furniture refinishing / maintenance program for this beautiful resort.
Northern Lights Restoration
Bob Stephens
Cell 607-222-9397