Meet MeryAnne Loum-Martin The Only Black Woman To Own And Operate A Hotel In Morocco

Posted On : 06/04/2018

Meet Meryanne Loum-Martin, the owner of Jnane Tamsna, a boutique hotel in Marrakech, Morocco.

It is often hailed as as one of the most fabulous and elegant luxury hotels in the area.

Since launching in 2000, it has repeatedly been adorned with 5-star reviews for the hotel’s sleek design, exclusivity, and service.

The Hotel Has Been Featured In Elle And Vogue


When Loum-Martin first decided to open the hotel with her husband she had her doubts it would be successful.

“At that time, I was a black woman in a country with a low percentage of black people,” Loum-Martin, who is half West Indian and half Senegalese, told Black Enterprise

“I didn’t speak the language and the field of construction was very much a world of men who are known to ignore women. And you know what? We designed everything ourselves. My husband was responsible for the gardens and I was responsible for the architecture, interiors, and floor plans.”

Eighteen years later, the hotel Loum-Martin personally designed has been featured in various coffee table books and magazine such as ElleVogueTown & Country, among others.

A Fusion Of Western And Moroccan Tradition


Jnane Tamsna, is a celebration of Western and Moroccan tradition.

It boasts a nine-acre garden, a tennis court, five pools, and 24 guest rooms scattered in 5 houses.

The food they serve is a combination of Mediterranean and modern Moroccan cuisine.

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