February 25, 2021

Lakehouse Is Reopening Soon For KPMG Kampers

Since March, the $450 million, 780,000-square-foot cruise ship on land known as KPMG Lakehouse has sat dark and collected dust in Lake Nona, FL. Kamp KPMG had its grand opening only two months earlier before being temporarily closed due to the Rona.

But there’s good news for KPMG kampers: Lakehouse will be opening its doors again on or around April 1.

Orlando Business Journal reported last week:

The training facility, which was expected to bring in up to 800 people weekly, will reopen in stages — meaning it won’t be at full capacity right away. Still, the [KPMG] spokesperson said the date may be moved depending on the pandemic.

Lakehouse was KPMG’s largest capital investment ever when it opened in January 2020, but the facility shuttered in March 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns, as conventions, tourists and other business travel evaporated from Orlando. The 55-acre site was expected to bring thousands of KPMG employees into the market, creating at least 80 jobs at the facility and more than 250 third-party contract operator positions. The average salary of those jobs was expected to be $66,098. Ultimately, the facility was expected to generate 48,000 visits annually to Orlando.

So Lakehouse reopening is a good thing for all involved: jobs will be filled; KPMG interns will get to play water balloon dodge ball, go on scavenger hunts, and make their own pet rock; and KPMG partners will be able to sneak away in the afternoon to make their 3 p.m. tee time at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.

Here’s when KPMG may reopen its Lakehouse training facility in Lake Nona [Orlando Business Journal]

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5 Comments

  1. Actually their biggest capital investment ever was paying 456 mil to the Government to keep their doors open during the Tax Shelter mess

  2. I’ll believe it when I see it.

    There’s no office yet scheduled to open in April but Lakehouse. Nah, doesn’t pass the smell test.

    1. “The $450 million, 780,000-square-foot cruise ship on land known as KPMG Lakehouse” LOL
      Spot on. With all the shenanigans and ineptitude of The Love Boat and The Titanic combined.

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