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MIAMI’S DUNNS-JOSEPHINE HOTEL IN HISTORIC OVERTOWN SUPPORTS THE COMMUNITY

June 1, 2020

MIAMI’S DUNNS-JOSEPHINE HOTEL IN HISTORIC OVERTOWN SUPPORTS THE COMMUNITY BY HOUSING THE HOMESLESS DURING THE PANDEMIC

When the need for sheltering the homeless during the pandemic became an emergency, the Dunns-Josephine Hotel opened their doors and welcomed them with open arms.

“Kristin Kitchen, the owner, stepped forward,” said Ronald L. Book Esq., Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, “agreeing to take homeless individuals off the streets during this very difficult time of the pandemic.

Kristin, your entire staff, your partners –

Thank you for being a humanitarian.

Thank you for stepping up and being nothing short of a hero to me.”

“Overtown is changing…it’s makeup of people is changing,” says Dunns-Josephine hotelier and historian Kristin Kitchen.

As new businesses, we have to make decisions when we come into communities about how we view people.  It’s about humanness and respect. The community from day 1 embraced us."

Most who live on the streets knocked on the door and told me they were proud of me.

‘You really brought your best to us … this is what we need … our story, our history.’

When the pandemic came there was no hesitation. Community tourism is a part of our brand mission … to offer our best in good times and bad.”

To learn more about the Dunns-Josephine Hotel and to book your stay, visit

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Sojourn Miami

Leave the beaten path and occasionally dive into heritage. Follow that path, explore around its corners as it welcomes you in. Before you realize…you will have discovered something worth sharing. Something that will expand your mind and tap into your own unique identity. After all, quality experiences come when we choose to become Sojourners of life.
Imagine traveling to a place where nestled in the warmth of first-class amenities, history and culture surround you. Explore our communities and neighborhoods through the lens of the past while enjoying art, food, and music all created to tantalize you and enhance your experience.

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Our Culture

We are a unique brand of boutique hotels focused on sharing the rich African American history and culture of the communities where we are located. Our goal is to bring you an experience that will not only tap into your soul but by bringing history to life but tap into your senses through our incredible design style and tantalizing food choices.

Our History

As Founder of the Sojourn Heritage Brand, Kristin Kitchen is also the current owner of Six Acres Bed and Breakfast, a historic site that was once part of the Underground Railroad located in Cincinnati Ohio. After thirteen years in the hospitality industry focusing on the bed and breakfast segment she began to ask these questions: Was is possible to create a brand of bed and breakfast boutique hotels that combined the amenities of a 1st class hotel and the intimacies of a Bed and Breakfast? Could we expand the experience at the “Breakfast Table” into an actual brand that encouraged people from various races, genders and cultures to come together and share their lives with one another. Could we, through deliberative dialogue create transformational experiences for our guest that could perhaps last a lifetime?

Kristin Kitchen CEO

Rest in Luxury

The first of its chain will open in Miami Florida on Dec 2017. We chose Miami because it is undoubtedly one of the most diverse cities in America. We chose the community of Overtown, once known as the “Harlem of the South” because of its rich African American history.” Today, the community of Overtown is changing. A multimillion dollar economic redevelopment initiative is in progress.

Why Miami

We chose Miami because it is undoubtedly one of the most diverse cities in America. We chose the community of Overtown, once known as the “Harlem of the South” because of its rich African American history.” Today, the community of Overtown is changing.

Definition

Before Cool was Cool

Good Food

Jackson Soul

Best Place

Fell in Love here

History Merges

Past Meets the Future

Fat Tuesday

Junkanoo

Fat Tuesday

Haiti Mardi Gras

History

The Miami Way

The Sojourn Miami will feature 15 rooms designed in the style of the Harlem Renaissance by Atlanta based interior designer Mona Stephen of M1 Design Group. Not only will we showcase the national artist of the “Harlem Renaissance” but the local Jazz and Arts contributors as well. This gives us an opportunity to celebrate the community and share its history with the world.

Knowledge

Embrace Our Vision

We believe that entrepreneurship is a powerful tool when combined with solving social problems in communities and that entrepreneurs can be part of and build businesses that simultaneously earn income and tackle social problems in innovative and effective ways. Sojourn Heritage Accommodations is a social entrepreneurial model designed to increase economic opportunities for community residents to benefit from their own community assets.

Sojourn Heritage Accommodations is built on the idea of creating self-sufficiency through tourism and hospitality. When we open our establishments, rather than relying on outside business to be beneficiaries of community assets, we will create a “virtuous cycle” to employ local people, train them in various sectors of hospitality and tourism i.e. Retailing, Security, technology, food and beverage services and housekeeping to help them grow into business enterprises or increase the revenues of their currently established business.

Get In Touch

Rest…Relax…Remember…Taste…Indulge

Address

1028 NW 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33136

Call Us

(888) 454-9995
(513) 477-7781

Email Us

kristin@sixacresbb.com

Book An Event

In addition to our special suites, we  will also host your special events such as private auctions, book signings, fraternity/sorority gatherings, small business meetings, bridal showers, baby showers, sales meetings, wine tasting, art exhibits and so much more. Contact us for additional details.

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Book An Event

In addition to our special suites, we  will also host your special events such as private auctions, book signings, fraternity/sorority gatherings, small business meetings, bridal showers, baby showers, sales meetings, wine tasting, art exhibits and so much more. Contact us for additional details.

Miami
82°
Fair
6:31am8:16pm EDT
Feels like: 90°F
Wind: 4mph SE
Pressure: 30.01"Hg
UV index: 1
10h11h12h13h
84°F
86°F
86°F
86°F
TueWedThuFriSat
86/79°F
86/81°F
88/81°F
86/81°F
86/81°F