Jesse Keyes is an American. He is a New York City-based design entrepreneur. He is born on December 15, 1971. Jesse Keyes created and co-owns the restaurant and Hotel Griffou and the fashion label Karolina Zmarlak. His parents were hippies. His mother, a lesbian, split from his father. His dad was a pseudo-hippie. Half the time Jesse Keyes was in the poor Mexican ‘hood with his mom and the other half with a swimming pool, Mercedes, Porsches and horses with his dad. There is a point where he grows up in suburbia. So we can say Jesse is either going to get stuck for the rest of his life. Now he wants to do something fascinating or interesting.
When Jesse is 17years old he was visiting a friend in Mexico City. In his family penthouse he was looking over the slums of the city, whose people needed major help at the time. Jesse Keyes thought that as a capitalists need to do better for these people. It was then he knew that needed to focus on this for the rest of his life. Then he does masters in architecture in Catalonia.
His goal was to work in Housing and Urban Development. Jesse planned to teach and research through his 30.Building strong architectural projects is a way to make his mark and some money. Then he will get back into affordable housing and giving back in some way. His next project is already a major coup for him and New York. He is working with Habita, a Mexican group known globally for designing and operating some of the world’s chicest boutique hotels. Keyes will open a Mexican-themed, Mexican architect Enrique Norton, who designed One York on Canal St. in New York and the Guggenheim in Guatemala, is an equity partner in the project.