MeryAnne Loum-Martin owns and runs the eight-acre boutique hotel Jnane Tamsna in Marrakech, Morocco. With 24 rooms, five swimming pools and a clay surface tennis court, Jnane Tamsna is the only black female owned boutique hotel in Morocco. As a hotelier, Loum-Martin’s clientele has included the likes of movie stars Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, and designers Giorgio Armani and Donna Karen.
Loum-Martin has taken her rich global and African identity with her to encourage visitors and guests of Jnane Tamsna to experience the culture and traditions of Morocco.
Loum-Martin runs Jnane Tamsna in Marrakech with her husband, Dr. Gary Martin, an ethnobotanist and founder of the Global Diversity Foundation. The couple has created a serene and fertile environment. The grounds are replete with date palms, organic vegetable patches, olive trees and a wide variety of plants and herbs. Most of the food served on the premises is grown in the gardens.
Take a look at the beautiful space, below.