As you plan your 2017 travels, consider staying at one of these Black-owned hotels during your stay.
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Urban Cowboy B&B— Nashville, Tennessee
Have an unforgettable stay in Music City at Urban Cowboy B&B. The boutique B&B features eight gorgeous guest rooms, a southweatern inspired aesthetic and much more. Clawfoot tubs, Instagram-worthy wallpapered rooms, a music lounge and easy access one of the hip neighborhoods of East Nashville! Need we say more?
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The Ivy Hotel — Baltimore, MD
After opening in June of 2015, The Ivy Hotel has been making an impression since its arrival onto the lodging market. Featuring 18 uniquely designed guest rooms and suites, the 19th century mansion will deliver a look and feel of luxury that you won’t get anywhere else. Co-owned by the Brown and Azola families, The Ivy’s private and premiere space will be just what you need for a weekend — or longer — away. Spotlight: Highly inclusive policy that allows guests to enjoy complimentary water, snacks, and alcohol while on location.
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The Runaway — Jamaica
Ever thought of opening your own establishment, but didn’t have the funds to do it? Well, if you take a page from Kalisa Martin and Jeff Belizaire’s book, you can definitely get it done. Owning and operating The Runaway Jamaica — which is a luxury bed & breakfast found on Jamaica’s North Coast and the world’s first successfully crowdfunded B&B— the duo has made it their point to curate cultural experiences for anyone who stops by. A private four bedroom and four bathroom home, the space is one that you’ll be rushing to visit over and over. And, if you’re interested in taking your travels a step further, check out their restorative getaway in Bali titled The Runaway Wellness Series. Spotlight: Changing seasonal menu, cooking demonstrations, and more.
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La Creole Beach Hotel — Guadeloupe
With 211 bedrooms spread around a tropical garden by the side of the sea, La Creole Beach Hotel has become one of the island’s most prized possessions. Visitors will get a firsthand experience of true Creole dining and see just what relaxation looks like. While getting to the island may have been a little difficult in the past, those interested in visiting the island can get there sooner than before with direct flights through Norwegian Air. Spotlight: Babysitting services available.
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Sonesta Silicon Valley San Jose — Milpitas, CA
Formerly known as the Beverly Heritage Hotel, the Sonesta Silicon Valley Hotel is an inviting space for those on site for business or pleasure. Hosting 236 guest rooms and suites, this hotel offers comfort in a contemporary feel. Spotlight: Heated outdoor pool.
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The Oak Bluffs Inn — Oak Bluffs, MA
Located on an intimate setting near the beach, the Oak Bluffs Inn offers guests a comforting B&B experience. From an on-site garden to nearby locations such as the Cottage Museum, Ocean Park, and the Oak Bluffs Harbor, the Oak Bluffs Inn is great for a local experience at Martha’s Vineyard.
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Wingate by Wyndham Mobile — Mobile, AL
Visiting Alabama soon? Make sure you book you stay at the affordable black owned Wingate by Wyndham Mobile where you’ll get free WiFi and free breakfast buffet.
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Wiwashimara — Guadeloupe
Looking to experience something new when it comes to lodging? The Wiwashimara offers guests an opportunity to live life in their own little bubble. Experience a night under the stars or watch the rain fall as you sleep in your intimate and secluded space.
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Ocean Terrace Inn — St. Kitts
Heading to St. Kitts anytime soon? If not, the Ocean Terrace Inn might make you want to book a trip. The intimate 4-star boutique hotel has been noted as the premiere hotel in St. Kitts for quite some time and promises to deliver a sense of island hospitality to each of its guests during their visits.
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Frangipani Beach Resort — Anguilla
Take your international travels to a new height by staying in Anguilla’s black owned Frangipani Beach Resort. Family owned and operated, the luxury boutique resort has been noted as an exquisite island getaway with an intimate feel.
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Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel — Detroit, MI
Noted as an historic upscale boutique hotel, the Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel is one of Detroit’s premiere lodging destinations. Owned by black billionaire Michael V. Roberts, the hotel — which features 106 elegant guestrooms and six room types, and tri-level Penthouse suites — offers the best of the best to its guests. Hosting 12-foot high ceilings and a view of the Detroit River, this lovely hotel should be on your list during your next visit to Detroit.
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Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast and Spa — East Marion, NY
Inviting and comforting, East Marion’s Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast and Spa will provide an intimate stay for those looking to book a trip soon. Owned by personal coach and international image consultant Sylvia Daley, Quintessentials is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway. Spotlight: Full farm to table brunch breakfast, beach pass to nearby private beach, ensuite fireplace, and more.
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Hilton Cabana Miami Beach — Miami, FL
There’s no better way to vacation than to leave your room and be welcomed by the cool breeze of Miami Beach. The Hilton Cabana Miami Beach opened in 2014. It is an upscale luxury hotel owned by BET Founder Robert L. Johnson’s property investment company. that offers a relaxing and enjoyable experience to all who choose to room there. Featuring modern designs and irreplaceable amenities, this black owned hotel should make its way to your list of favorite lodging spots soon.
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Akwaaba DC Bed & Breakfast — Washington, D.C.
Found in the romantic splendor of Washington, D.C, the Akwaaba DC Bed & Breakfast is an upscale lodging option for those passing through D.C. Owned by husband-wife duo, Glenn Pogue and Monique Greenwood, the historic and intimate townhouse is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet and quaint weekend getaway. Spotlight: Hot home-cooked breakfast served every morning and interior throughout the inn celebrating the work of African American authors.
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Primate Lodge — Uganda
If you’re a lover of the wilderness, then hitting Uganda’s Primate Lodge will quickly become one of your things to do in the next few years. Located at the entrance of the Kibale National Park and known as home to 13 species of primates, the lodge offers guests the opportunity to experience life in the rainforest amongst the primates. From seeing them wake to watching them swing through the trees, Primate Lodge is sure to give you an experience like none other. Spotlight: Track the primates in their natural habitat for $100-$150 — depending on the season.
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Spice Island Beach Resort — Grenada
Hosting 64-elegant suites, the Spice Island Beach Resort is one Black owned property that should find its way onto your bucket list in the coming years. Nestled on the spectacular Grand Anse Beach — which has been frequently named one of the top 10 beaches in the Caribbean — the all-inclusive resort is located just 10 minutes from the airport and is well worth the pretty penny that you’ll be spending.
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Salamander Resort & Spa — Middleburg, VA
Owned by BET co-founder Sheila C. Johnson, the Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA should be at the top of your list of dream properties to relax at. Featuring 168 spacious rooms and suites, the beautifully designed destination includes incredible perks and memorable moments. Perfect for the girl's trip you've been dreaming of, the property hosts a 23,000-square-foot-spa, a 22-stall stable and riding area, Tree Top Zip tour, nearby wineries and much more.
Golden Green Hotel
In need of an affordable and comfortable place to stay while visiting Charlotte? The Golden Green Hotel would be a good choice. Black owned and situated in a convenient location, this hotel could be a nice pick for those looking to stay in a certain price range. Spotlight: Free WiFi throughout the entire property.