Chronicle Lodging & Events

A stay with a story™ 


Chronicle Lodging & Events brings historically rich stories to life with intentional design & space that pay tribute to local history and the people who made it. Our first property will come to 

Hampton VA in Summer 2021!


ENTIRE HOUSE FOR RENT! We're no longer holding dates for

the summer months. Please check back soon. Thank you!


Planning a special event? Email to connect with our events concierge to curate a personalized, safe experience for:

  •  Wind-down Weekends

  • Small family reunions

  • Couples trips

  • Micro-weddings at the Beach

  • Family sightseeing excursions

  • Small business retreats and more! 


We help you create meaningful memories for any occasion. We also aim to stimulate the local economy by partnering with local women, people of color, & veteran-owned businesses .

Don't miss out! The Alberta Beach House:

  • Sleeps up to 14 people

  • 5-minute walk to beach

  • 3,000 sq. ft luxury space

  • Family-friendly neighborhood

  • Close to local attractions

  • OH...and 5-minute walk to the beach! 


Meet the Founders

Amina & Norland - MFields Photography Wa

Chronicle Lodging & Events was founded by Norland and Dr. Amina James. With 18 years of real estate investment and business experience between them, Norland and Amina felt it was time to create a brand that combined their love of real estate with their vision of community empowerment and progress.  

Norland James is retired Major having served in the United States Army for 20 years. During his service, Norland specialized in logistics, project management, and acquisitions. Norland has a master's in Business Administration (MBA) which he partially earned while deployed to the Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Amina Gilyard James is a civil servant and serial entrepreneur. Amina has a doctorate in Human & Organizational learning and specializes in organization development & effectiveness and inclusion strategy. She is also a seasoned consultant, speaker, and author. 

In their (not so) spare time, Norland and Amina enjoy spending time with their chihuahua Petey Pablo James, watching movies, traveling near and far, and finding where the money resides( i.e. investing in commercial real estate projects).

"Chronicle Lodging & Events is a tribute to those whose names are etched in the record books.

We want to bring their stories to life for our guests and, for some, introduce them for the first time.

A vacation with us is truly a journey through time and culture"

Are you ready for Buckroe beach?

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