A partnership with common values, on stage Kempinski Hotels and Salvatore Ferragamo

A partnership with common values, on stage Kempinski Hotels and Salvatore Ferragamo

Scritto da Carlo Ingegno on . Postato in Agenda Moda, Alberghi e Spa, English channel

United in the journey of luxury, Kempinski Hotels and Salvatore Ferragamo together redefine style and luxury for guests. Sharing a very similar history, spirit and values, the two brands join forces to offer Ferragamo luxury products in every Kempinski hotel.

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Geneva, Switzerland.

Kempinski Hotels and Salvatore Ferragamo announced a strategic partnership

Taking the guest experience to new levels. The two luxury brands, sharing the same spirit born of an incredibly similar story, join forces in a promising collaboration dedicated to providing a unique customer journey, with high quality products made with a genuine attention to the environment.

Several projects will mark the collaboration: Ferragamo perfumes and home fragrances will be available on Kempinski e-commerce platforms, and Kempinski will offer to top clients access to dedicated events in nearby Ferragamo boutiques, to exchange and immerse with both worlds of exquisite luxury.

Underlining their customer, guest and employee-oriented identity, the two companies have also paid homage to the Lady in Red – the iconic Kempinski brand ambassador showcasing the cultural nuances and European elegance the luxury hotelier is famous for. Visibly expressing the constant delivery of excellent service, the strikingly elegant refined, tailor-made red uniform of each Lady in Red has been endowed with exclusive Salvatore Ferragamo red Vara shoes, offered as a luxurious present by the Italian brand.

A similar DNA and common values ​​and an unconditional passion

A life always dedicated to innovation and style. The founders of Salvatore Ferragamo and Kempinski Hotels shared the same vision and devoted their lives to creating brands that are characterized by unconditional passion and local empathy and combine craftsmanship with a strong innovative strain.

While Berthold Kempinski started his business creating fine-dining concepts, and Salvatore Ferragamo was destined to designing shoes, both saw a quick increase in demand and reputation. Since 1897, Kempinski hoteliers have been shaping beautiful performances with European elegance across carefully selected luxury destinations around the world. Ferragamo have been dressing their clients “from toe to head” in European style since 1927, and today span the world with a range of high-end fashion products, including in-house developed leather accessories, ready-to-wear, glasses, watches, and fragrances.

We are proud to be partnering with Salvatore Ferragamo. The understanding of luxury with a relentless focus on craftsmanship and quality, the family-based roots, and the European flair are key values celebrated by both brands and definitely pave the way to a strong, long-term relationship,” said Benedikt Jaschke, Chief Quality Officer and Member of the Management Board of Kempinski Hotels.

Kempinski Hotels are a perfect partner for us. We are delighted to take off on this forward-looking journey together with a partner who is highly respected for its competence in managing luxury experiences across the globe,” said Micaela le Divelec Lemmi, CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo. “Our collaboration leverages our common values with the aim at creating a full customer centric journey, offerinc quality and craftsmanship packed in a superlative customer proposition.

United in an authentic care for the environment 

In the name of the environment. Besides their vision, passion and mission, the two companies also pursue a common environment-focused approach. Under their partnership, all Ferragamo hotel amenities, tailor-made and distributed across the whole Kempinski network, will be made in Italy out of 100% recycled plastic.

For their part, Kempinski have partnered with Clean The World, an organisation that collects and recycles soap bars and bottled amenities discarded by the hospitality industry, to distribute them – together with other donated hygiene products – to disadvantaged communities worldwide, thus significantly increasing the prevention of hygiene-related diseases and deaths.

Kempinski and Ferragamo are fully aligned also in terms of sustainability and deepest care for the environment. Together we will act in concert and make a real impact, while ensuring that the quality of experience of our valued customers remains as excellent as they expect,” Benedikt Jaschke confirmed. 

Find out more about Kempinski hotels

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 78 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. kempinski.com; discoveryloyalty.com

Find out more about Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. is the parent Company of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, one of the world’s leaders in the luxury industry and whose origins date back to 1927. The Group is active in the creation, production and sale of shoes, leather goods, apparel, silk products and other accessories, along with women’s and men’s fragrances. The Group’s product offer also includes eyewear and watches, manufactured by licensees. The uniqueness and exclusivity of our creations, along with the perfect blend of style, creativity and innovation enriched by the quality and superior craftsmanship of the ‘Made in Italy’ tradition, have always been the hallmarks of the Group’s products. With approximately 4,000 employees and a network of 644 mono-brand stores as of 31 December 2020, the Ferragamo Group operates in Italy and worldwide through companies that allow it to be a leader in the European, American and Asian markets. ferragamo.com; @ferragamo

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Carlo Ingegno

Nato a Napoli, si trasferisce per amore a Buenos Aires dove ci rimane per ben dodici anni. Qui la prima esperienza lavorativa, nell'editoriale Rizzoli, che aveva acquistato nella città tanto amata da Jorge Luis Borges una nota casa editrice. Negli anni ‘80 torna in Italia, a Milano, questa volta per lavoro in Rcs, dove si occupa di immagine e grafica. Inoltre viaggia, fotografa e scrive storie dal mondo con approccio esplorativo sempre attento ai dettagli. Oggi dirige Agenda Viaggi con un gruppo di persone molto speciali. Vive a Monza ma spesso si sposta a Verzimo, un paesino del XI sec. in provincia di Vercelli, in una casa piccola, soleggiata, per metà ristrutturata, un giardino incolto e mobili tutti diversi per epoche e stili, come la vecchia tavola da surf testimone di lunghe cavalcate sulle onde in California o come l'eccentrico menù del caffè Granola a Copenaghen, la foto scattata alla cisterna di vetro colorata da Dumbo, Brooklyn, dell'artista Tom Fruin, e le belle stampe che immortalano la piacevole solitudine sulla spiaggia di Margate nella contea del Kent in Inghilterra.