C. David Fries, CHA, RRP

About C. David Fries, CHA, RRP

President, Chief Operating Officer

David Fries co-founded Sun Hospitality Resort Services in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in 2004, after serving thirteen years as the Operations Officer and Executive Vice President for one of the largest HOA controlled vacation resort management companies in the east. David began serving the hospitality industry in line and middle management positions in hotels and restaurants in the Washington, D.C. area, in Orlando, and in Miami. David spent 16 years in upper management positions in Miami, Atlanta, Savannah, Rocky Mount (Raleigh, North Carolina area), Washington, D.C., and Myrtle Beach, providing extensive operational experience in the hotel and resort industry.

David  previously served as Vice Chairman of the ARDA Resort Management Committee, is a member of the Executive Council of ARDA-ROC (Resort Owners Coalition), Vice Chairman of ARDA-Carolinas, and Membership Committee Chairman of the Grand Strand Golf Directors Association.

Current and recent affiliations include the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Myrtle Beach Hotel & Motel Association, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Industry Recognition:

  • 1990 – Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) – AHMA
  • 1985 – Certified Rooms Division Executive (CRDE) – AHMA
  • Registered Resort Professional (RRP) – ARDA