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News from Southern Innkeeper Members

 Welcome New Member, Keith Pabian
(9/18/2020)
 
   

Please join SIA in welcoming new member, Keith Pabian, Partner, Pabian Law, LLC!

 Pabian Law, LLC is a national immigration law firm that focuses on assisting employers through the visa and immigration process.  The firm has a unique specialization in representing employers from coast to coast in the hospitality industry.  Pabian Law assists its clients in applying for H-2B visas, year-round visas, and applications for U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency to support them in their staffing and retention efforts.  Pabian Law is also home to Pabian BOOM!, a first-of-its kind proprietary software platform for hospitality organizations to utilize with their H-2B seasonal visa petitions.  Through the legal work at Pabian Law and the innovation of Pabian BOOM!, the H-2B seasonal visa petition process is much more transparent and accessible for hospitality organizations across the country.

Keith Pabian is the Founding Partner of Pabian Law, LLC, a national immigration law firm headquartered in Massachusetts that focuses on assisting employers through the visa and immigration process.  Keith has a unique specialization in representing employers from coast to coast in the hospitality industry.  Keith regularly presents at national conferences, local chapter meetings, and on webinars on immigration topics affecting the hospitality industry.  He has received numerous awards for his success in providing solutions to employers most pressing staffing issues.  Keith is also the founder of Pabian BOOM!, a first-of-its kind proprietary software platform for hospitality organizations to utilize with their H-2B seasonal visa petitions.  Through his legal work at Pabian Law and the innovation of Pabian BOOM!, Keith and his team have made the H-2B seasonal visa petition process much more transparent and accessible for hospitality organizations across the country.  Keith is a graduate of Union College and Villanova University’s School of Law. 


Contact:
Keith Pabian
40 Speen Street, 4th Floor
Framingham, MA 01701
p 617.939.9444
d 617-982-2544
e keith@pabianlaw.com


 Welcome back, Vijay Singh!
(8/10/2020)
 
   

Since 1928, Sea Island has been known as an exceptional destination appealing to those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality. With four Forbes Five-Star experiences -- The Cloister at Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea IslandThe Spa at Sea Island, and the Georgian Room restaurant – Sea Island entices families, outdoor enthusiasts, and those simply wanting to refresh. It is the only resort in the world to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for 12 consecutive years. As the only U.S. resort to host a G-8 Summit of world leaders, Sea Island provides exceptional settings and service for conferences and executive retreats. 

Located on the southeastern coast of Georgia, Sea Island features five miles of private beach, a Beach Club, tennis center, Yacht Club, Shooting School, and children’s programs, as well as three championship golf courses, including Seaside and Plantation, home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic. Located on St. Simons Island, The Inn at Sea Island offers casual accommodations with access to many Sea Island amenities. Broadfield, a Sea Island Sporting Club and Lodge, offers seasonal hunting and fishing opportunities. 

Contact
Vijay Singh

Vice President of Operations and Managing Director
Sea Island
100 Cloister Drive
Sea Island, GA 31561
VijaySingh@seaisland.com
912-634-3918


 Welcome New Member, Tricia Taylor
(7/30/2020)
 
   
Please join SIA in welcoming new member, Tricia Taylor, Executive Vice President and General Manager, The Breakers Palm Beach!

About The Breakers Palm Beach

Recognized as one of America’s most iconic resorts, The Breakers is an Italian Renaissance-style hotel situated on 140 acres of oceanfront property in the heart of Palm Beach, Florida. Founded in 1896 by magnate Henry M. Flagler, and still in the hands of his heirs today, this legendary destination continues to thrive as an independent property. Each year, a reinvestment of more than $30 million in capital improvements and ongoing revitalization, balances preservation and modernization.

The Breakers features 538 guest rooms and suites, including the ultra-luxury Flagler Club, a boutique hotel nestled atop of the resort. The property offers ten restaurants ranging from casual beachfront to stylishly sophisticated and a world-class private beach club with four pools, five whirlpool spas, 25 poolside bungalows and a variety of on-site water sports. Additional amenities include: two championship golf courses, 10 Har-Tru tennis courts, a Forbes Five-Star spa, an indoor-outdoor oceanfront fitness center, 12 signature on-site boutiques, and a Family Entertainment Center with an extensive program of activities for children. Along with being recognized as a AAA Five Diamond property, The Breakers has earned numerous accolades for its social impact on the environment, the community and team member well-being. For reservations or more information, contact the resort at 888-BREAKERS (273-2537) or visit thebreakers.com

Contact
Tricia Taylor
EVP & General Manager
The Breakers Palm Beach
One South County Road 
Palm Beach, FL 33480
www.thebreakers.com
(561) 659-8466


 Welcome New Member, Brent Gresham
(7/29/2020)
 
   

SIA welcomes new member,
Brent Gresham, Director of Operations, Montage Palmetto Bluff!

Montage Palmetto Bluff is a 20,000 acre community located along the May River in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The resort includes a extensive nature preserve, two picturesque villages featuring eight Southern-inspired dining options, a riverfront marina and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

Accommodations include a collection of spacious cottages, guestrooms, suites and village homes.   The area attracts history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking relaxation.  A wide variety of recreational opportunities abound including horseback riding, paddle boarding, scenic yacht cruises and more.



Contact

Brent Gresham
Director of Operations
Montage Palmetto Bluff
476 Mount Pelia Road
Bluffton, SC  29910
843-706-6500
www.montagehotels.com/palmettobluff


 

 Welcome New Member, Leann Hendrix!
(6/22/2020)
 
   

Please join us in welcoming new member, Leann Hendrix, Principal/Senior Interior Designer, Thomas Hamilton & Associates, P.C.!


Thomas Hamilton & Associates, P.C. was founded in 1980. Over the past 40 years, we have worked to become a leader in the field of hospitality design. Hotel renovations to Brand Standards are THA’s special area of expertise. Our team consists of a collection of world-class architects and interior designers working together to create memorable, innovative spaces.

We have served boutique inns, restaurant operators, resort owners, National Park Services, and some of the largest names in the hotel industry, including Hilton and Marriott. We pride ourselves in approaching each project with rigor and zeal. We partner with our clients with the common goal of finding an authentic solution through content-driven, well researched design.

 

Contact

Leann Hendrix
Principal/Senior Interior Designer
3021 West Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23230
804-266-4853

www.thomashamiltonassociates.com


 Salamander Resort & Spa Earns Five-Star Rating from Forbes Travel Guide for Second Consecutive Year
(6/15/2020)
 
   

For the second consecutive year, Salamander Resort & Spathe luxury Virginia property owned by Sheila Johnson, has been awarded the prestigious Five-Star Rating by the Forbes Travel Guide, placing it among the most iconic and revered hotels and resorts worldwide.

The gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958, the Forbes Five-Star ratings are based on professional, anonymous inspections. Only 268 properties worldwide achieved the Five-Star rating for 2020, with just 82 recognized in the United States. In 2019, Salamander became the first destination resort in the Washington, D.C. region to achieve the Five-Star designation.

For the full story, click here.


 One of the World's Best Resorts Is Tucked Away in Bluffton, South Carolina
(6/15/2020)
 
   



From Travel + Leisure

Voted one of the 
top 10 resort hotels in the South in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, Montage Palmetto Bluff has turned that renowned southern comfort into an art form.  For the full story, click here. 

Montage Palmetto Bluff is the host of the 2021 Southern Innkeepers Association Annual Conference.


 Welcome New Member, Pritpal Singh!
(6/26/2020)
 
   

The Perry Lane Hotel is a place of worldly style and Southern charm. With 167 refreshingly elegant guestrooms and 12 lavish suites — each with locally-inflected amenities and individual touches — it’s the perfect place to stay as guests explore the city of enchantment. Adventure lies within the Perry Lane walls, with three lively food and beverage venues ensuring that the mood is spirited and the atmosphere always thriving. From the Savannah staple Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market, an American Brasserie with an eclectic vibe, to The Wayward Bar, a local watering hole with a flair for the irreverent, to the vibrant Peregrin Rooftop Pool & Bar that will whisk you away with gorgeous views of the alluring cityscape, this luxurious and playful environment will leave guests feeling rejuvenated.

Contact:
Pritpal Singh, Area General Manager
Perry Lane Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah
256 E. Perry St
Savannah, GA  31401
www.perrylanehotel.com/