Welcome to the Southern Innkeepers' Association

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 activities, sugary sand 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
Lansdowne Resort
Leesburg, 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