Need a break from it all and don’t want to go too far. Take a relaxing and chic vacations with these gorgeous Black Owned Resorts and Hotels in the South. These resorts are immaculate and are a perfect addition to your wanderlust goals. Next time you are planning a romantic getaway or girlfriends getaway, be sure to add these hotels to your list and if you know of others, send them to us to add!
Only 20 miles from Tampa International Airport, the Resort appeals to visitors seeking the ultimate golf resort experience in a locale that is easily accessible, and is within minutes of the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Innisbrook’s collection of four championship golf courses is among the finest in America, and is proud to host the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship Presented by BB&T every March. With 505 spacious guest rooms and suites, 65,000 square feet of newly renovated conference facilities and the luxurious Indaba Spa, Innisbrook is the perfect place for leisurely getaways and group meetings.
The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, is scheduled to open in Summer 2016 on one of America’s highest-rated beaches. Located on nearly two miles of white powdery sand and emerald-green water in Destin, the 170-room resort will feature sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and pristine dunes, as well as a thoughtful and respectful design. It is also adjacent to the 208-acre, environmentally protected Henderson Beach nature preserve, which will offer guests both a sense of privacy and a plethora of activities.
The Ivy is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of historic Mount Vernon, with eighteen beautiful guest rooms and suites, charming public spaces, a small luxury spa, and Magdalena, one of Baltimore’s best restaurants. The Ivy is a unique place, a private, magnificent 19th century mansion in the heart of the Baltimore. True to its history, visiting The Ivy feels like staying at the home of a generous friend and as a guest, the property is yours to enjoy. Take your morning coffee into the ivy-walled courtyard, choose a book from the library, try your hand at the piano in the sunlit music room. Invite a friend to dine with you at Magdalena, or have a private meal at Upstairs at The Ivy. Our car and driver will take you anywhere in the city you’d like to go, free of charge. The Ivy stands by long-held traditions, with tea served by the fire. Each guest is known and welcomed as an old friend.
Taking the scenic drive through the heart of Virginia’s fabled horse country and wine trail, you will arrive in the historic village of Middleburg. Acclaimed as one of the most distinguished luxury retreats in the world, Salamander Resort & Spa rests on a 340-acre estate in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains – only 30 minutes from Dulles International and Winchester Regional airports and less than an hour from downtown Washington, D.C. A LEED Green Building Certified resort, Salamander Resort & Spa is the perfect place for gala events, group or incentive meetings and leisure getaways. The property features 168 guest rooms and suites, 12,000 square feet of indoor function space, unique outdoor venues, an equestrian center and a world-class spa. You will enjoy the experience of staying in a luxurious country home with Salamander’s unique brand of personal service.
The AAA Four Diamond-rated Hammock Beach Resort features over 300 accommodations, including a 12-story tower of luxury suites. It is famed for its two spectacular golf courses: the Ocean Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is one of Florida’s highest rated and plays six holes directly along the Atlantic Ocean. The Conservatory Course was designed by Tom Watson and is one of Florida’s longest layouts, characterized by waterfalls, babbling brooks and field stone work. The resort also features countless other amenities for families and groups, including a multi-level water and swim pavilion, indoor atrium pool, spa and fitness center, casual and fine dining restaurants, and oceanfront meeting and function space.
The Maison Dupuy is ideally located in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans, only two blocks from the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street, nestled in a charming, residential section of the French Quarter. Our newly renovated courtyard features of the one of the largest heated swimming pools in the French Quarter, along with cabana beds and upscale pool furniture for your relaxation. Enjoy a cocktail poolside or relax in our casual Bistreaux Restaurant and Bar.
The historic headquarters of the former New Orleans Public Service, Inc., (NOPSI) is being reinvented as a luxury 217-room hotel called NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans. Located in the city’s vibrant Central Business District on the corner of Baronne and Union streets, the nine-story brick building originally opened in 1927. It will reopen as NOPSI Hotel in spring 2017 after a meticulous restoration returns each space to its previous splendor, including the building’s street facades, cast iron rails and stone panels. The NOPSI Hotel will include some of the most refined accommodations in the city – including 74 suites – a lively and regionally inspired restaurant, 10,000 square feet of architecturally significant indoor and outdoor meeting space, and a sophisticated rooftop pool and bar.
Holiday season is here and if there is one thing every Black Southern Belle loves, it is definitely holiday decor. Today we are featuring Lynn Reed Selby who has taken this passion and made a business out of it. Selby is the Founder of Domestic Pretty Wreaths Showcasing Seasonal Southern Style and we are honored to […]
Hi y’all! I’m Alana Frailey, an interior designer and unabashed Christmas season enthusiast. I own Stash of Panache, an interior design firm in Houston, Texas. Here’s how I use a three step process to decorate my home for the Holidays: Re-style small spaces with Holiday decor I re-style shelves, tables, and cabinets with Holiday decor, […]
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