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ENTER TO WIN Tickets to DC's Vinofest 2016!!

SHARE our facebook page using hashtags #vinofest and #akwaabainns (multiple shares are welcome) and enter your chance to win. Contest ends Friday, April 29th at 11pm. Two winners will be selected and announced, Monday, May 2nd. Winners will receive complimentary admission for 2 and enjoy live music performances from both national and local acts. Dance, drink and dine at Vinofest 2016 in Washington, DC May 7, 2016. For more information on Vinofest 2016 visit

Akwaaba’s Owner “Minds Your Business”

By |January 9th, 2012|

Before whirling a whisk with her expanding collection of B&Bs, Monique Greenwood wielded the power of the pen as editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, the country’s leading fashion and lifestyle magazine for Black women.

Now, a decade later, her byline is back each month in Essence with a new column for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Akwaaba CEO Featured Speaker at Conference for Innkeepers

By |January 9th, 2012|

Conference For Innkeepers
January 23-26, 2012

Monique Greenwood will be one of five featured speakers at the upcoming conference for innkeepers in Little Rock, Arkansas, January 23-26, 2012.

There are 17,000 inns in the U.S., and the annual event is where the industry meets to discuss best practices, learn from the pros, and shop for supplies and services

Monique Greenwood Featured on B.E. Business Report

By |November 28th, 2011|


Monique Greenwood, part of the husband-and-wife team behind the Akwaaba chain of bed & breakfast inns (B&B), is the featured Entrepreneur of the Week on this week’s edition of the Black Enterprise Business Report, hosted by Caroline V. Clarke. Started in 1995 with the opening of a groundbreaking urban B&B in Brooklyn, NY, Akwaaba now

Akwaaba on Black Enterprise!

By |November 18th, 2011|

Monique Greenwood featured as Entrepreneur of the Week on the Black Enterprise Business Report!