When traveling, accommodation is one of the first things to consider. There are thousands of hotels to choose from in every destination for every type of experience. In a Black-owned hotel, you get to explore a new destination, experience great service, while patronizing a Black hospitality business as well!
Here are the top 10 most beautiful Black-owned hotels around the world:
#1 – Spice Island Beach Resort (Grand Anse, Grenada): Set in the stunning Grand Anse Beach, considered one of the best beaches in the Carribean, this family-owned, all-inclusive resort is such a luxurious treat. Staying in one of its 64 elegant suites would surely be worth every penny.
#2 – Soweto Hotel and Conference Center (Soweto, South Africa): A four-star luxury hotel owned by a Black woman, this has the combination of stylish designs and the dark past of South Africa’s apartheid. It is where Michelle Obama stayed during her visit to the township of Soweto.
#3 – Salamander Resort and Spa (Middleburg, VA): Ultimate relaxation awaits in this hotel owned and personally designed by BET co-founder Sheila C. Johnson. It boasts of 168 spacious rooms and suites, an enormous spa, equestrian area, fishing pond, and a Tree Top Zip tour.
#4 – Jnane Tamsna (Marrakech, Morocco): Also woman-owned, this resort exudes a fabulous appeal from its 24 guest rooms to five pools and nine acres of gardens. Meryanne Loum-Martin, the owner, personally sees to it that every guest receives exceptional service.
#5 – The Ivy Hotel (Baltimore, MD): Built in the 19th century, this hotel co-owned by the Brown and Azola family, opened its door in 2015. Each of its nine suites and nine bedrooms has a charm and character of its own. It also offers a highly inclusive policy that would make you feel like a royalty.
#6 – La Créole Beach Hotel & Spa (Guadeloupe): Taste authentic Creole dining and hospitality in this hotel with 211 rooms nestled in a tropical garden by the sea. Though it may not be very easy to get to the island where it is located, the experience is definitely one for the books.
#7 – Villa La Maison Michelle (St. James. Barbados): Found in the romantic splendor of the Platinum Coast of Barbados, this picturesque five-star hotel has only seven suites perfect for a private escape. This luxury boutique hotel is owned by husband and wife Michelle and Guy Jenkins.
#8 – Negril Treehouse Resort (Negril, Jamaica): Though born in America, Gail Johnson went to Jamaica after studying civil engineering to build a resort with her husband. After almost 40 years, tourists still love the place for its homey feel.
#9 – Primate Lodge (Uganda): Live in the wild and experience warm hospitality in the heart of the Kibale Rainforest National Park, a home to over 13 species of primates and other animals. Adventurous travelers love staying here for its ‘live in the nature’ feel.
#10 – iKhaya Lodge (Cape Town, South Africa): Witness the wonders of combined modern and traditional South African designs in this property next to the Table Mountain. The word ‘ikhaya’ literally means ‘home’ in Bantu language of Xhosa, so expect to feel at home throughout your stay.