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ABOUT THE FOUNDER & OUR TEAM

Explore the transformative hospitality expertise of Latasha and her team at Global Lofts. With a deep understanding of travel's impact on personal growth, we curate spaces that reflect diverse landscapes. Our focus is on inspiring others through fearless pursuit of dreams, fueled by an unwavering commitment to exceptional service.

MEET OUR FOUNDER

Latasha Brown

Latasha Brown- Global Lofts Founder

Hello, I'm Latasha, the passionate force behind Global Lofts, a mission-led hospitality brand dedicated to transforming the industry with genuine inclusivity and cultural representation. Since 2016, my journey has been fueled by a profound love for culture and a desire to make global experiences accessible. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Global Lofts curates boutique accommodations, fostering authentic multicultural interactions within local communities.

 

My commitment to hospitality goes beyond percentages and accolades. As a soon-to-be member of the less than 1% of Black women hotel owners in the U.S., I've earned recognition as the Most Admired Woman in Hospitality in 2023 and participated in prestigious competitions like "She Has A Deal" in Washington D.C. My story extends to real estate, where I bring a wealth of experience and have contributed significantly to development projects in Ghana, Africa. Inspired by the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD), I am dedicated to promoting minority ownership and development in the industry.

 

 Beyond business, I'm a traveler, a cultural enthusiast, and a believer in creating spaces that resonate with the heartbeat of diverse communities. My vision for Global Lofts is not just a hospitality brand; it's a cultural hub embodying the spirit of adventure and genuine connection. Join me on this journey, where every stay is an opportunity to experience the world right at your doorstep.

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Education

Russell Technology Business Incubator

2023 Cohort

Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

The incubator is a year-long program that challenges entrepreneurs to expand their knowledge,increase confidence, and grow their businesses.

 
Louisville Metro Government- Office for Globalization

Louisville Welcome Academy 2022

Feb 2022 - Jul 2022

The Louisville Welcome Academy is a leadership training program sponsored by the Louisville MetroGovernment Office for Globalization. The mission is to build the knowledge and networks of foreign-born leaders to increase their capacity and become key stakeholders to empower and assist their communities.

 
SHaD Hotel Investment Masterclass

2021 - 2022

Diversity Pitch Fest

Business Accelerator Bootcamp

2017 - 2017

Department of Community Services

 

Licenses & Certifications

 
Kentucky Minority & Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) - Kentucky Finance And Administration Cabinet

Issued Feb 2023 - Expires Feb 2026

 

Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) - Louisville Tourism


Honors & Awards

 

Who's Who Louisville African American Profiles

2018

 

Most Admired Woman in Hospitality 2023 - Today's Woman Magazine

Jun 2023

MEET THE TEAM

LATASHA BROWN

CHIEF LODGING OFFICER & FOUNDER

 

Latasha Brown- Global Lofts Founder

SMITA SAHOO

OWNER, FOUNDER, & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ASAYA DESIGN
 

Smita Sahoo

DAMON LAWRENCE

HOTEL ADVISOR CO-FOUNDER OF HOMAGE HOSPITALITY

Damon Lawrence

BRIGITTE
OWENS

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT

Brigitte Owens

JOSHUA ROBINSON

PROJECT ARCHITECT
LUCKETT & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS



 

Luckett & Associates Architects and Engineers

KEIWANA
EATON

ADVISOR, HOSPITALITY SUPPLY CHAIN

Keiwana Eaton

YOUR "GLOCAL PASS"

The experience that infuses local culture with a global influence! Travel the world with us.

THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

 If you have a passion for immersing yourself in diverse cultures and enjoy engaging with local communities.


Those who embrace new experiences and perspectives, appreciating the beauty of different traditions and ways of life.



If you love exploring and savoring authentic cuisines from around the world, Global Lofts offers a culinary journey that caters to diverse palates.

THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF...

Travelers who prefer a highly structured and regimented itinerary might find the more flexible and organic nature of Global Lofts experiences less appealing.

 If you have limited time and prefer a quick and efficient travel experience, the immersive and deeply connected nature of Global Lofts may not align with a tight schedule.

Those who prefer simple and straightforward meals over the diverse and potentially elaborate dishes offered by Global Lofts.

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