Meet The Couple Behind Miami's Black-Owned B&B, Copper Door

When most people think of Miami, they automatically picture the party scene of South Beach. 

The city of Miami is full of culture and most recently, a revitalization of historically Black neighborhoods such as Overtown.

For Jamila Ross and Akino West, bringing life back into the community by opening  Copper Door B&B, was a no-brainer.

“After we purchased our first home, we decided to branch out into the commercial space,” Jamila told Travel Noire.

Copper Door has 22 guests rooms, but Ross and West still ensure each guest’s experience feels personal.

“We like to provide a live like a local experience. We give one-on-one attention and help with recommendations around the area.”

Early in the pandemic, all Florida hotels and guest accommodations were forced to shut down for a few months. 

Ross and West shifted from their normal in-home breakfast offerings & opened an outdoor breakfast/brunch spot called Rosie’s.

After winning Discover Card’s Black-owned grant, they expanded the menu & provided a more full-service experience.

Ross and West can often be seen handing out free meals to those in need.

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