Reymond was born and raised in Cardenas, Cuba. Later, he moved to the capital, Havana, where he fought very hard to be a young entrepreneur despite his country's very challenging economy. In his 30’s he successfully owned a Bed & Breakfast that was consistently placed in the top 5 by Trip Advisor. He hosted guests from all over the world including Europe, Canada, Central America, and South America . He taught himself English by learning and practicing with any & all his English speaking guests.
In 2010, he decided to give it all up to be with his family stateside. Reymond decided on a whim to move to NYC in 2015 after visiting for vacation the previous year. He has extensive backgrounds in both the hospitality and the sales industries. Reymond has worked for companies like Home Depot, Container Store, and Jennifer Convertibles.
He enjoys old school carpentry and collecting antique tools. He loves drinking espresso and can't live without his espresso machine. He still can't understand why people drink American coffee.
Jayson was born in Manila, Philippines. He immigrated with his family to the USA in the early 1980’s and spent his childhood and teenage years in Pinellas Park, Florida. After high school, much to the chagrin of his parents, he decided to forgo his family’s business of Assisted Living Facilities to pursue a career in fashion design.
After more than 20 years in the apparel industry and working for many successful mens brands, he decided he needed a new adventure. He loves designers like Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld, Rick Owens, Helmut Lang, Iris Van Herpen, and Chado Ralph Rucci to name a smattering.
He is an epic nerd for comics and table top role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. He also misses wearing black very much since moving to Florida.
Serendipity brought them together at a random bar in New York City while Reymond was on vacation . After a few years together, they decided to start a new chapter in life by selling Jayson’s beloved NYC-Astoria apartment and purchasing a home in Historic Kenwood in November 2016. They are both so very thankful for all the love, support, and sacrifices made by both their family and friends. Reymond and Jayson have worked nonstop for almost 3 years in pursuing their dreams and goals of becoming innkeepers. Along with their concierge puppers, Kona Bean and Fizzgig, they can't wait to say, "Welcome Home" upon your arrival to The Kenwood Gables Boutique B&B.