THE BLACKLIST:
WHERE TO STAY

Black-owned hotels are found globally and range from ultra-luxe to budget properties. While this lists only scratches the surface we hope it serves as an example of the scale of properties that exist and serves as an inspiration to diversify your hotel search.

 

AFRICA

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AFRICAN BUSH CAMPS

BOTSWANA; ZAMBIA; AND ZIMBABWE

Founded by professional guide Beks Ndlovu, African Bush Camps has 15 luxury tented camps and lodges in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. We offer extraordinary wildlife and safari experiences in some of Africa’s most untouched areas.

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ZAINA LODGE

ACCRA
GHANA

Zaina Lodge, West Africa's first luxury safari lodge is nestled in the heart of the Mole forest. Zaina Lodge provides world-class hospitality service with a unique touch with a firm belief in the preservation and promotion of nature.

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JNANE TAMSNA

MARRAKECH
MOROCCO

Jnane Tamsna blends Meryanne Loum-Martin’s splendid interior design and Gary Martin’s serene nine-acre garden. Integrating 5 houses, 5 pools and a tennis court, this unique boutique hotel offers 24 individual rooms, private villa rentals and full exclusivity for events.

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SEKU BI

DAKAR
SENEGAL

Seku Bi is an intimate boutique hotel located on the Petite Corniche in Dakar. Although hidden a few steps from the Independence Square and the city center, the hotel is a haven of peace isolated from the hustle and bustle. You will find the peace and serenity offered by the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and its unmistakable sunsets.

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CURIOCITY

CAPE TOWN, DURBAN, JOHANNESBURG
& SOUTH AFRICA

Curiocity is a network of African design hostels & hotels, sharing an authentic experience of this continent, one city at a time. We want to connect the curious traveller to what’s exciting, inspiring and real in whichever location we’re in. As an accessible, design hospitality offering we give travellers the chance to stay in spaces that are not only affordable but also amazingly designed

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KRUGER SHALATI

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
SOUTH AFRICA

Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge. One of the most anticipated and exciting new offerings coming to the iconic Kruger National Park, South Africa. A perfect combination of Africa’s most breathtaking natural splendours with well-deserved luxuries aboard a newly refurbished train that’s reminiscent of African excellence.

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PRIMATE LODGE KIBALI

KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
UGANDA

Experience the world renowned Ugandan hospitality amidst unrivaled nature, scenery and serenity in the heart of Kibale rainforest National Park. Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for Chimpanzee Tracking as well as the incredible Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, arguably, two of the most genuinely breath-taking wildlife experiences on the planet.

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MBANO MANOR HOTEL

VICTORIA FALLS
ZIMBABWE

Bespoke luxury in an unforgettable setting, Mbano Manor Hotel is the new destination of choice for travellers seeking a unique, exclusive experience. Located in a teak forest adjacent to Zambezi National Park and only four kilometres from the majestic Victoria Falls. The 18 all-suite boutique hotel offers a uniquely perfect blend of a nature setting, effortless luxury, world-class hospitality and seclusion for the discerning international traveller.

 

CARIBBEAN

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FRANGIPANI BEACH RESORT

MEADS BAY
ANGUILLA

Frangipani Beach Resort is family owned and operated, and has set itself apart as the premier luxury boutique resort in Anguilla. Located in the middle of world-class Meads Bay, Frangipani provides the backdrop for an exquisite island getaway. With just 19 rooms and suites and a four-bedroom villa, the resort allows guests an unrivaled, intimate experience with the luxury and amenities that visitors have come to equate with the island.

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TRANQUILITY BEACH

MEADS BAY
ANGUILLA

Tranquility Beach Anguilla is your premier address on the island. Enjoy pristine white sands and turquoise waters from your premier address on Anguilla. Located directly on sparkling Meads Bay Beach, their tranquil stretch of sand offers the best of this Caribbean island.

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THE LANDING

HARBOUR ISLAND
BAHAMAS

The Landing is a gracious, historic property dating back to 1800. Located on Harbour Island, which lies a short distance off the northeast coast of Eleuthera, this boutique hotel overlooks the harbour in the heart of Dunmore Town, an easy five minute stroll to the powder fine, pink sand beach.

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OCEAN WEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL

NASSAU
BAHAMAS

Perched atop a hill with sweeping ocean views, Ocean West Boutique Hotel is housed inside of a former mansion and boasts a stately atmosphere with private balconies and fireplaces in some of the 10 rooms. Located near the Nassau airport with an ocean-facing pool, this quiet hotel is a favorite for older couples.

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LA MAISON MICHELLE

ST. JAMES
BARBADOS

Situated on a hilltop with panoramic views of Barbados’ "Platinum Coast", La Maison Michelle combines the idyllic Caribbean lifestyle with five-star boutique luxury. The dual-level 7-suite villa boasts nearly 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space that make it the perfect destination for a romantic escape, work retreat or friends getaway.

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JUNGLE BAY

SOUFRIÉRE
DOMINICA

Award-winning Jungle Bay was built and is operated in alignment with international Geotourism and Ecotourism guidelines. As an alternative to traditional Caribbean tourism, the focus is on enjoyable nature-based activities and wellness of guests with quality service, guided by the principles as set by both National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations and The International Ecotourism Society (TIES).

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LA CRÉOLE BEACH HOTEL & SPA

GUADELOUPE
FRENCH WEST INDIES

This stylish beachfront hotel boasts spacious suites ideal for families, couples, or even long-term stays. Best of all are the two-level Mahogany suites with their uninterrupted ocean views and drop-dead gorgeous interior designs. Créole cuisine reigns supreme at this resort, though it’s complemented by selections inspired from all over the world, which you can enjoy in the four restaurants and bars.

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SPICE ISLAND BEACH RESORT

GRAND ANSE BEACH
GRENADA

A year-round retreat with a AAA Five-Diamond rating, Spice Island Resort is a  sprawling eight-acre property is located just 10 minutes from the airport on world-famous Grand Anse Beach. Founded by Sir Royston Hopkin and Operated by the Hopkin Family, Spice Island Beach Resort offers a fully inclusive Spice-of-Life experience. Cigarette and e-cigarette smoking is prohibited in guest rooms and all public areas.

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JACKIE'S ON THE REEF

NEGRIL
JAMAICA

Jackie's is the place to de-stress, detox, rejuvenate and connect to your spiritual Self and Nature. Jackie's is set on an old coral reef overlooking the beautiful turquoise Caribbean Sea. You can see 180 degrees of the curvature of Mother Earth.

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NEGRIL TREEHOUSE RESORT

NEGRIL
JAMAICA

Located on Negril’s legendary Seven Mile Beach, Negril Treehouse Resort provides a lush and intimate environment for families and couples. Surrounded by colorful gardens and offering complimentary hearty breakfasts, this small hotel allows visitors to relax in paradise.

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FRANKLYN D RESORT

RUNAWAY BAY
JAMAICA

Your all-inclusive vacation in Jamaica at the Franklyn D. Resort & Spa will be a most memorable family experience!
From friendly, caring and interactive staff, including your family’s own Vacation Nanny, their all-inclusive vacation packages include the best of food, drinks, accommodations and activities for families.

 

NORTH AMERICA

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SHERATON GATEWAY LOS ANGELES HOTEL

LOS ANGELES
CALIFORNIA

A stylish hotel located less than a mile from LAX with 24-hour free airport shuttles, Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel is a popular pick for couples and weekend warriors. Highlights include a heated outdoor pool, a fully-equipped gym, and two chic restaurants serving California cuisine. Plus, enjoy close proximity to coastal cities like Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach.

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HILTON CABANA MIAMI BEACH

MIAMI BEACH
FLORIDA

An oceanfront property set in a residential neighborhood called “Millionaires’ Row,” Hilton Cabana Miami Beach attracts families and couples looking for a tranquil beach stay. Retro style decor and a French-influenced restaurant and bar offer elegant oceanfront eats, but the wide, pristine beach with fewer crowds than South Beach is the real star.

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HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT

PALM COAST
FLORIDA

A truly unique experience, Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa is situated on a stunning stretch of unspoiled beach along the Atlantic Coast in Palm Coast, Florida. Enjoy a taste of casual luxury designed for family vacations, weekends with friends, or elevated corporate gatherings. Beachfront luxury awaits.

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HYATT CENTRIC  MIDTOWN ATLANTA

ATLANTA
GEORGIA

Centrally located and reasonably priced, Hyatt Centric Midtown Atlanta supplies a welcoming vibe and easy access to attractions like the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola, plus it’s within walking distance of Piedmont Park. High-ceilings, great views, an indoor pool, and a health club make this a great choice for both staycations and weekend getaways.

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CHICAGO SOUTH LOOP HOTEL

CHICAGO
ILLINOIS

This charming spot is located in the heart of the historic Bronzeville neighborhood, an area known in the early 20th century as the “Black Metropolis.” The Chicago South Loop Hotel provides guests with close proximity to McCormick Place Convention Center, as well as free shuttle service to the Loop. Free parking, skyline views, and a 24-hour business center make it a good pick for business travelers.

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HOTEL INDIGO NEW ORLEANS GARDEN DISTRICT

NEW ORLEANS
LOUISIANA

Hotel Indigo showcases NOLA style with spacious, art-filled rooms, bold splashes of color throughout the boutique property, and a creole style restaurant with a chic patio. Situated in the historic Garden District beneath towering oaks, the hotel is across the street from the St. Charles street car line for easy access to nearby attractions.

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THE IVY HOTEL

BALTIMORE
MARYLAND

The Ivy is a bastion of world-class hospitality in a historic Mount Vernon mansion. Seventeen beautiful guest rooms and suites, charming public spaces, a small luxury spa, and their new culinary concept, Magdalena, A Maryland Bistro.

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ROBERTS RIVERWALK URBAN RESORT HOTEL

DETROIT
MICHIGAN

This historic, upscale boutique from Urban Resorts is located right in Detroit's city center, steps away from the Detroit River. The Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel is celebrated for its guest service and features 108 elegantly appointed guestrooms, including six unique room types and tri-level Penthouse Suites.

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URBAN COWBOY

BIG INDIAN
NEW YORK

Set back on a 68-acre stretch of land in Big Indian, New York, about a 2.5 hour drive from Manhattan, Urban Cowboy Occupying an impressive 68 acres, Urban Cowboy Lodge—a new wilderness retreat from Lyon Porter and Jersey Banks alongside Phil Hospod—brings a fresh hospitality experience to Upstate New York’s Catskills region; the project transforming a great American lodge from the turn of the century into a modern day haven for design conscious disconnection seekers.

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AKWAABA MANSION

BROOKLYN
NEW YORK

Located in historic Stuyvesant Heights, Akwaaba Mansion is nestled in a quiet tree-lined community with some of the city's finest brownstones. This upscale bed and breakfast offers cozy amenities like ornate in-room fireplaces, gas light fixtures, and jacuzzi tubs. (The brand also has locations in five different states on the East Coast.)

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HOTEL BENNETT

CHARLESTON
SOUTH CAROLINA

The ultimate in luxury and Southern hospitality, Hotel Bennett unfolds in Italianate opulence on historic King Street, one of the oldest city streets in the country. Filled with low-country touches and European elegance, rooms boast terraces with striking panoramas of Charleston Harbor and the two-story restaurant serves gourmet Southern cuisine.

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LA MAISON IN MIDTOWN

HOUSTON
TEXAS

La Maison offers the atmosphere of an upscale bed and breakfast centrally located near the theater district and restaurants. Lovely touches like an expansive breakfast and “urban high tea” make it a perfect selection for couples visiting the city and locals wanting a romantic staycation.

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SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA

MIDDLEBURG
VIRGINIA

Sheila Johnson, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, is the owner of the 168-room Salamander Resort & Spa,  a luxurious 340-acre property, located in the Virginia countryside. In addition to its 23,000-square-foot spa, this resort offers fun outdoor activities, including zip-lining, hiking, and horseback riding, as well as an equestrian program. 

 

SOUTH AMERICA

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BLUE APPLE BEACH HOUSE

CARTAGENA
COLUMBIA

A trendy boutique hotel and beach club just off the coast of Cartagena, Blue Apple draws both day visitors and those looking to escape the city for a few nights. Blue Apple is described as a “laid-back place” where like-minded locals and in-the-know visitors to Cartagena can enjoy lazy days, music, and great food in a beautiful setting.

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ISLABELA

BOLIVAR
COLUMBIA

Some 20 miles away from the city of Cartagena, in the pristine Islas de Rosario, this eco-hostel is committed to preserving the white sandy beaches, coral reefs, and crystal clear waters that surround it. Located 20Km from Cartagena, Islabela offers a true escape from the routine surrounded by white beaches and coral reefs and deep blue seas.