Welcome to the Southern Innkeepers' Association

COVID-19 Resources

AH&LA:  Facts about Coronavirus
Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers
Small Business Paycheck Protection Program
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Paycheck Protection Program:  An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis
COVID -19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
Owner Advisory Group Hotel Management Asset & Advisory Services - COVID Resource Library
Resort Hotel Association - COVID 19 Resource Center

Health and Safety Resources
ECOLAB COVID-19 Resource Center:  Guidelines on cleaning, disinfecting and hygiene
Tips to Disinfect Your Business From The CDC 
6 Ways to Protect Your Business During Coronavirus
Getting Your Workplace Ready For COVID-19 

Re-Opening Resources
IACC Guidelines
IACC Guide to Employee & Guest Health
IACC Guide to Entry Screening & Case Reporting
NextGuest - Marketing for Hotel Recovery

Economic Resources
Small Business Guidance from the Small Business Administration
List of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Relief Programs
Startup Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak 
Federal Tax Relief Program 
State-by-State COVID Legislature and Resources

From the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA)
How To Protect Your Organization from Phishing Scams and Fraud
Prevent Payment Card Fraud during Coronavirus 
A Guide to Contactless Payments 
Shopping Online Securely During COVID-19
How to Use Payment Technology During COVID-19

How to help
Participate in AHLA's Hospitality for Hope Initiative
AHLA launched the “Hospitality for Hope Initiative” to boost collaboration between the hotel industry and local, state and federal governments to help employees, communities across the country, and the industry during this unprecedented health crisis.

Duetto Pulse Report Shows Signs for Recovery
STR:  Performance Metrics Continue to Decline

Center for Disease Control (CDC) 
World Health Organization (WHO)

Serving the South’s premier resorts since 1908

A visit to a Southern Innkeepers’ Association member property is all about the experience…where the gracious hospitality for which the South is famous is enhanced by fine wines, gourmet dining, magnificent vistas, great golf, sugary beaches and all the upscale amenities one would expect at a premier destination resort. While our member properties are very diverse, ranging from small, family-owned establishments to some of the grande dames of the Southern hospitality industry, all share timeless values that focus on making the visitor feel special.

From the timeless elegance of a historic landmark to the romance of a beachfront gazebo, from world-class golf, to state-of-the-art spa pampering, each of these fine properties provides an unparalleled guest experience.

Southern Innkeepers Board of Directors 2020-21


Russ Cronberg
Boar's Head Resort
Charlottesville, VA

President Elect
Casey Lavin
Montage Palmetto Bluff
Bluffton, SC


Vice President Virginia                                
Kevin Carter
Guests, Inc.
Strasburg, VA

Vice President – North Carolina                   
Richard Delany
Old Edwards Inn & Spa
Highlands, NC                  

Vice President – South Carolina                  
Jerome Smith
Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
Hilton Head, SC

Vice President – Georgia                              
Ed Staros
Ed Staros & Associates
Naples, FL

Vice President – Florida                                
Jim McManemon
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
Naples, FL

Vice President – Texas
Bill Petrella
The Hotel Emma
San Antonio, TX

Allied Representative
Jordan Beckner
Fiberbuilt Umbrellas & Cushions
Ft. Lauderdale, FL