Emerson Zanzibar is a homegrown hospitality brand located in the World Heritage Site of Stone Town. The brand boasts a collection of hotels where culture, design and art have fused to create exclusive award-winning hotels. Emerson on Hurumzi is known for its flamboyance and ostentatiousness while Emerson Spice, originally a merchant’s house features colours and motifs. Similarly, Emerson Zanzibar celebrates gastronomy with its popular conceptualized restaurants that honour the heritage of Zanzibar with international influences.
Community development plays an important role for Emerson Zanzibar, which was realized in the formation of the Emerson Zanzibar Foundation to support culture, art and education in Zanzibar. The hotel collection carries the hopes and plans of the late Emerson Skeens in bettering the individual lives and seeks ways to improve the education and future prospects of Zanzibaris.