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News from Southern Innkeeper Members

 Welcome New Member, Leann Hendrix!

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.



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

 Salamander Resort & Spa Earns Five-Star Rating from Forbes Travel Guide for Second Consecutive Year

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.

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 One of the World's Best Resorts Is Tucked Away in Bluffton, South Carolina

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!

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.

Pritpal Singh, Area General Manager
Perry Lane Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah
256 E. Perry St
Savannah, GA  31401