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Emerson Zanzibar

Emerson’s Social Responsibility

Emerson Zanzibar is formed by three organisations founded by Emerson Skeens and operated under similar management principles.

 The two hotels Emerson Spice Hotel and Emerson on Hurumzi and the Emerson’s Foundation for Zanzibar

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Emerson’s Zanzibar Foundation

A Special Fund for Education and Culture believes in Zanzibar, in Zanzibaris, and their potential to create a
vibrant and self-sustaining future that uniquely reflects the rich history and cultural heritage of these islands.

So a Fund has been established to support individuals with exceptional talents in artistic and academic fields and to assist local organizations that preserve and enhance the culture of Zanzibar.

The Emerson Zanzibar Foundation is a nongovernmental organization, non-political, non–commercial, non- religious and non–profit making.  It’s aim is to support people and causes that enhance all that is best about Zanzibar.

Learn more about Emerson’s Zanzibar Foundation here.

Emerson Zanzibar

Emerson Skeens

Spaces are magical, always have been for me. Since childhood, often when I walk into a space for the first time, I’m confronted with a narrative, a feeling, a history, some characters.

Like Jacques, in “As you Like It,” there is a myth, an opera, a film or a play stretching out on stage before me. These stages present themselves for me to play on and, for even more fun, to play with.

The romantic and erotic are always embedded in the space. How would I make love in that space and narrative? Then, I set out to embody that in three dimensional space. To this old frustrated sculptor the process is exhilarating.

May I ask the visitors of Emerson’s Zanzibar’s hotels to indulge with me and perhaps join in by feeling the archetypal stories that inspired the designs of each room. For all the mad romantics that remain among us in a digital age, here’s the scoop…

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What’s happening on Social Media for Emerson Zanzibar Hotels, Emerson Zanzibar or the Emerson Foundation… 

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The real Zanzibar

Zanzibar is like no other place on earth. For centuries, this Indian Ocean island off the coast of Africa has lured explorers, traders, adventurers, and romantics of all kinds….

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