Guy Heksch is the Vice President of Culinary Concepts Hospitality Group (CCHG), a business unit created by the Starwood team based in NYC. It will continue to operate as CCHG, as an extended business unit of Marriott International. Tapping into Marriott’s internal talent of seasoned operators, creatives and restaurateurs with freestanding restaurant experience, CCHG will continue its original purpose as a separate restaurant and bar consulting entity providing cost-recoverable services in the concepting, design and ongoing operation of destination restaurants and bars within the luxury and lifestyle hotel segments.
Guy has served in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years, growing up in a family of hoteliers. At a very young age he found himself washing dishes, cooking behind the stove and serving guests, developing a deep love of food, service and hospitality. His experience ranges from country-house inns, Michelin-star restaurants, luxury five-star hotels and resorts and bespoke private events. Guy has been fortunate to work and learn from some of the very best in the industry, including Daniel Boulud, Jean George Vongerichten, Alain Ducasse, Alain Passard and Mario Batali. His experience and expertise, access to talent and deep networks within the independent restaurant space bring renewed strength to the CCHG team and promise to enrich our food and beverage projects and strategies going forward.