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Episode 157: How To Start Your Own Hotel Business with Davonne Reaves

Dec 03, 2021

How does the average person come to own a hotel? Did you know that 50% of the motels in the US as owned by Indian Americans? As a 33-year-old, today’s guest purchased a Hilton hotel. Until I met Davonne Reaves, I had never thought of purchasing a hotel as a business or even as an investment.

You’ve probably guessed that she is in the minority as less that 1% of hotel owners are Black women. Davonne started her career working at the front desk of a Hyatt hotel at night while she interned for and eventually worked for a hotel investment group. Fast forward to today, she is a hotel consultant and investor on a mission to teach other Black women how they enter the hotel industry.

If you’re curious about what it takes to build your own hotel business, click play!

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You’ll learn:

  • How to find hotel deals
  • Where to find capital to purchase a hotel
  • Best ways to keep a hotel profitable

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