Jackson, MS – Peter Sharp, Owner of the Fairview Inn, has just been awarded the 2019 Voice of Innkeeping Award by the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP).
AHIP represents over 14,000 Inns and Bed and Breakfasts throughout the United States and Canada. The award is given to an individual in recognition of long lasting contributions to the Innkeeping Industry. They must demonstrate excellence in Innkeeping and in Industry leadership on a national and regional level.
Steve Hiatt, when presenting the award quoted former Association President Jay Karen: “To an association executive, there is nothing more encouraging and supportive than a member who is the first to show up, the first to register, the first to volunteer, the first to praise, the first to offer ideas and the first to donate. In my decade of the Innkeeping industry, Peter was always that person. He sought neither attention or credit, and he always gave generously in every way possible. Associations only work because of people like him. Any association member is lucky to have him as a peer, but any of us who can call him a friend are among the most fortunate of all.”
Sharp was on the Board of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Mississippi for six years and President from 2008 to 2011. He is also served on the Board of the Mississippi Tourism Association, the Professional Association of Innkeeper’s International (PAII), Select Registry ( A collection of 400 national Inns) and Beth Israel Congregation here in Jackson. He is a founding member of AIHP.
Sharp has operated the Four Diamond, Fairview Inn, along with his wife Tamar since 2006.
Said Sharp: “I am honored and humbled to receive this special recognition and share it with our outstanding Fairview Inn Management team and Staff; and especially with my wife, Tamar, who is my rock, and allowed me so many times to be away from the Inn to serve our Innkeeping community.”
“Serving our Innkeeping community has been so rewarding. The relationships you develop, the learning you garner, and the fun you have interacting with other Innkeepers has been invaluable to our business success, and giving back and helping newer Innkeepers gives one a real sense of satisfaction.”
The Fairview Inn is an eighteen room, boutique luxury Inn in the Belhaven neighborhood of Jackson, MS. Along with lodging, the Inn has 1908 Provisions Restaurant for dining, the Library Lounge for cocktails and appetizers, Nomispa for relaxation, and provides event service for rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions, along with Corporate and Social gatherings.
For more information go www.fairviewinn.com or call 601-948-3429.