From International Litigator to First and Only Black Female Hotelier in Morocco

In episode 24 of Black Broads Abroad I interview Meryanne Loum-Martin. Merryanne lives in Marrakech, Morrocco where she owns and operates a boutique hotel called “Jnane Tamsna” for almost 20 years. The hotel is nestled on 8 acres and has 24 rooms, 5 swimming pools and a clay surface tennis court. As a hotelier, Mrs. Loum-Martin’s clientele has included the likes of movie stars Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, and designers Giorgio Armani and Donna Karen. She is the ONLY black female hotel owner in Morocco. Born in Abidjan, Coite de Voire, to a West Indian mother and Senegalese father, Meryanne spent her childhood, adolescence and professional life in Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, London, Moscow and New York before settling in Paris for law studies. She was admitted to the Paris Bar as a lawyer, winning the “Prix des Secrétaires de la Conférence” award. Meryanne comes from an esteemed family and is a 4th generation lawyer.

She is the author of a new architectural book, entitled “Inside Marrakesh: Enchanting Homes and Gardens. You can order your copy HERE.

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