What are Marcus Samuelsson’s favorite hotels?
My favorite hotel right now is Geejam in Port Antonio [Jamaica]. Geejam is an incredible, rural destination. I always try to go to places I haven’t been. Port Antonio is where the Jamaicans go, so that’s where you get the best jerk and watch the surfers. The Geejam hotel is built around music. There’s a music studio, and some incredible musicians have come down to play. It’s only, like, 10 rooms. It’s an experience — when you eat dinner in the lobby or in the restaurant, you’ll eat with other couples because they’re in the same routine as you. It’s like the Buena Vista Social Club in Jamaica.