The 10 Most Beautiful Black-Owned Hotels Around The World
By Shontel Horne
Between Airbnb, hostels, hotels and traditional bed and breakfast properties, travelers have countless options for accommodations when traveling around the world. There is a hotel for every type of experience a traveler could want, and with enough research, you can even support black hospitality entrepreneurs in the process.
From Virginia to Marrakesh, if you want to support a black-owned hotel while you explore new destinations, these gorgeous properties are well worth the visit.
Everything about this North African resort is fabulous, from the striking urban Moroccan design to the chic owner, Meryanne Loum-Martin. The property consists of 24 guest rooms, five pools and nine acres of gardens, and one night at this majestic hotel will make you want to stay forever.
We’ve already written about our love for this picturesque hotel, but the family-owned, all-inclusive resort continues to be one of the most opulent, inspiring hotels around. The rooms here are a bit pricey, but once you set foot on the lavish property, you’ll see that it’s worth every penny.
American-born owner Gail Jackson has a background in civil engineering and moved to Jamaica more than three decades ago to help create the Negril Tree House Resort with her late husband. Rooms at the mid-level property can be found for around $131.
Husband and wife duo Michelle and Guy Jenkins own this heavenly property, which was built on land purchased by Michelle’s father more than 50 years ago. The property has just seven suites and boasts some of the best views in all of Barbados.
Located in the heart of Cape Town, this property is the perfect blend of modern and traditional African design and features loft-style apartments that make you feel right at home, which is the goal because “ikhaya” translates to “home” in the Bantu language of Xhosa. If you plan on staying here, be sure to request a room with stunning views of Table Mountain.
Like most of the hotels on our list, this four-star luxury boutique hotel is both black and female-owned. Blending a modern, chic design with a touch of eclectic charm, the hotel manages to be stylish while also recognizing South Africa’s painful history with apartheid. Be sure to ask for the room where Michelle Obama stayed during her visit!
BET co-founder Shelia C. Johnson personally designed this lavish property herself, which boasts 168 rooms and suites on 340 acres in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Not only are the rooms at Salamander elegant, but the property has features you won’t find anywhere else like an equestrian center, a fishing pond and ziplining all on site! Pictures of this resort simply don’t do it justice.
Rooms at this cozy Texas bed and breakfast blend southern charm and contemporary design, with rooms starting at just $169. Guests can expect Jacuzzi tubs, a delicious continental breakfast every morning, and hospitality that makes you feel like you’re a part of the family.
Hurricane Irma did major damage to this tropical oasis, but Paradise Cove bounced back and is more resilient than ever before. The property has 29 guest rooms, so expect coastal-inspired villas and suites, a gorgeous pool and stunning views of the beach which is just 500 yards away from the hotel.
Just one of the many hotels around the world owned by BET founder Robert Johnson, this four-star West African resort sits on 13 acres near Monrovia and boasts 78 guests rooms, a luxurious swimming pool, a lush spa and views of the ocean.