Daze House: The Black-Owned Boutique Hotel Loved By Black Expats In Johannesburg, South Africa
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Daze House: The Black-Owned Boutique Hotel Loved By Black Expats In Johannesburg, South Africa

black-owned business , South Africa
Amara Amaryah
Amara Amaryah Mar 8, 2022

Daze House is one of Johannesburg, South Africa’s most impressive boutique hotels, enviously situated with hill-top views; a certified dream for expats hoping to set up base in the lively city.

Defining itself as a boutique hotel with a keen focus on art, community, handmade products and one of a kind experiences/events’, the hotel is a hub for travelers and creatives alike. Daze House not only exists as a space for travelers to rest and relax while exploring Johannesburg, but it also is an events space, local shop showcasing luxury African artisan products and home to Kin Watu, an independent art project.

A lifestyle brand that “has particular sentiments about our home, Africa” is an obvious attraction for Black travelers and expats looking for a place to call home while in Johannesburg. Not only is the hotel actively seeking to connect the Diaspora with the wider continent through events and collaboration opportunities, but it also holds space for expats to get a sense of what it means to work side-by-side with local artists while learning about the true culture and essence of South Africa.

“As a black-owned brand, we value black businesses and products and through this seeks to collaborate with like-minded black creative entrepreneurs, artist’s and artisans.” it details on the website.

On the website, there are several nods to the type of ambience that Daze House seeks to emulate. The ‘scents of natural landscapes’ down to the ‘tingling of spices on the nose’ create a new definition of luxury, one where at the soul and center lies a quintessentially African standard.

Guests can explore Johannesburg and Africa by booking one of the 10 African themed rooms. Some African countries that make a luxurious cameo in the boutique hotel include the Namibia room, Lesotho room, Ethiopia room and the Kenya standard cottage room, to name a few.

The modern, minimalist style, neatly coupled with the colorful vibrant energy that invites the kind of creativity that is often lacking in hotels, is what keeps the hotel popular among Black art-loving travelers. The commitment to all things Africa-centric from the designs, to the carefully curated art found in the gallery and rooms down to the support of local South African creators is a final persuasive point for Black expats in Johannesburg.

The Daze House boutique hotel successfully positions itself as more than a hotel, even more than a home. For Black expats freshly acquainting themselves with Johannesburg or expats fully in love already, the boutique hotel is the hidden gem that prioritises staying true to its African roots and culture.

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