LUXURY HOSPITALITY BRAND KEMPA COLLECTION EXPANDS FOOTPRINT WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF UPCOMING KEMPA HOME FLAGSHIP RETAIL, BAR/RESTAURANT AND PRIVATE MEMBER EXPERIENCE AT CAMANA BAY
KEMPA HOME Merges Home Décor, Interior Design and Experiential Dining To Complement the KEMPA Brand’s Existing Portfolio of First-of-Its Kind, Vacation Rental “Showroom” Destinations.
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. (April 20, 2023) – Since 2019, the KEMPA brand has been inviting the discerning to Escape the Ordinary™ with its private luxury vacation destinations aptly entitled KEMPA COLLECTION. Driven by high guest and consumer demand, premier luxury home furnishings brand, KEMPA HOME, announced its official launch online last October. The retailer’s launch lineup included a broad and expanding range of categories from home furnishings and housewares.
Today, KEMPA HOME proudly unveiled the plan for its flagship retail store, design atelier, and experiential restaurant/bar and member experience at Camana Bay’s newest commercial building 60 Nexus Way. Built by Dart to LEED® Gold specifications, Camana Bay’s tallest building soars 10 stories skyward, providing unrivalled views of the North Sound and Seven Mile Beach. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony today, the prominent 6,000 square feet street-level KEMPA HOME experience is expected to publicly open its doors to customers and members alike by the end of the year.
KEMPA HOME is led by CEO, Katie Lambert, and Principal Designer Justin Szigeti, who will deliver turn-key interior design services that focus on creating refined residential and commercial spaces. Prior to joining KEMPA HOME, Lambert and Szigeti led Interior Design and Home Décor, at Cayman based IDG.
“We’re beyond excited to lead Kempa Home’s expansion into Cayman. With the addition of a full- scope interior firm and our expanded product offerings, we’re able to reflect the individual needs and tastes of our clients and their spaces. We aim to create a client experience that escapes the ordinary, whether you’re buying a throw cushion or renovating your entire home or office. Since we truly believe in giving back, we’re also thrilled to be working with KEMPA Foundation, the independent non-profit of the KEMPA brand. The KEMPA Foundation is organized to support vital social services in our community and KEMPA HOME will play a key role as a positive contributor with a dedicated .25% of all sales donated quarterly to the foundation for deployment into the community.” said Lambert and Szigeti in a joint statement.
The management team of Lambert and Szigeti are complimented by KEMPA HOME’s Creative Director and style curator, Ashlee Simpson-Ross who accents the brand’s refined sensibility with her unique design aesthetic and global musings collected along journeys traveled.
“Having stayed at many of KEMPA’s vacation home destinations, I am continually impressed at how they combine the quality, comfort and continuity of a luxury hotel but in a private home setting,” said Simpson-Ross. “The ability to design seasonal capsules and custom products under the KEMPA HOME brand product line inspires me, especially as we continue to grow. It’s exciting to welcome Katie and Justin, as they lead the company and our future flagship store in Cayman forward.”
Prior to the opening of the Camana Bay location, products are brought to life in KEMPA COLLECTION’s live-in, vacation rental “showroom” destinations—the foundation for the brand’s immersive, QR-code-enabled retail experience. KEMPA HOME is also now providing design services and operating its online store through a curated selection of expanding products at kempahome.com and socially at Facebook, and Instagram. Interested in what new elements are being offered or upcoming, such as new products, new style offerings, special promotions or peeking the behind the scenes of design projects at KEMPA HOME, be sure to sign up on the website.
About KEMPA HOME
KEMPA HOME inspires a new era of experiential luxury, offering high quality, sophisticated furnishings and expanding categories of décor, bespoke design services and a forthcoming Grand Cayman flagship retail experience and members club.
The KEMPA brand was born in the Caribbean and now lives throughout North America, with immediate Q2 expansion into Europe. Created to pioneer a reliable solution to the lack of luxury hotel-level quality, service and continuity in private vacation home settings, KEMPA COLLECTION was born. Private, exclusive destinations for luxury-minded guests looking to Escape the Ordinary™, the Kempa Collection of unique properties provides all guests an opportunity to retreat, relax and recharge through a curated collection of owned and managed private and safe accommodations. These ideal accommodations are a synergy of bespoke design, comfort and extraordinary delights across hand-picked properties are not just unique, they are the best version of home— complete with thoughtful design, architecture, fresh air, stunning views, and room to relax in immaculate spaces. Beauty, privacy, and unforgettable experiences come standard in a KEMPA getaway from intimate family gatherings to milestone celebrations with friends, to legendary events. KEMPA COLLECTION is not an online platform of random homes and leftover furniture, but rather a collection of curated properties assembled to create blissful moments enjoyed by guests who desire the reliability, continuity, and service of a luxury hotel, outside of a traditional high- density hotel environment. The fast expanding KEMPA collection of properties is operated by a prolific hospitality team ensuring the highest standards in service, security, safety, and sanitization so that every guest may feel completely at ease from the instant they arrive, and desire to enjoy the brand in another of its locations. Focused on supporting the communities in which KEMPA serves, the independent not for profit, KEMPA Foundation was formed in 2022, and is supported by a contractual financial allocation from all KEMPA branded companies’ gross revenue.
About ASHLEE SIMPSON-ROSS
Multi-platinum recording artist, actress, mother and global style authority Ashlee Simpson-Ross, serves as KEMPA’s creative director and style curator. Simpson-Ross works together with KEMPA HOME designers to create unique seasonal capsules and products which are a thoughtfully selected, rotating collection of luxurious must-haves, timeless pieces, and inspired musings for your home.