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 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 2019-20


Ed Staros
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
Naples, FL

President Elect
Russ Cronberg
Boar's Head Resort
Charlottesville, VA

Vice President – West Virginia                     
Barry Trice
Guest Services Inc.
Naples, FL

Vice President Virginia                                
Gerry Gabrys             
Guest Services Inc
Fairfax, VA

Vice President – North Carolina                   
Jim Beley                    
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Cary, NC

Vice President – South Carolina                   
Casey Lavin
Montage Palmetto Bluff
Bluffton, SC

Vice President – Georgia                              
Bob Ray
Southern States Management
Suwanee, GA

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

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

Allied Representative
Bree Brostko  
Go West Communications
Richmond, VA