St. Regis Mexico City Appoints New Head Chef

The St. Regis Mexico City Appoints Óscar Portal Huguet as New Head Chef

Huguet to Lead Award-Winning Culinary Teams at Distinguished Mexico City Hotel

St. Regis Mexico City Appoints New Head ChefThe St. Regis Mexico City, the country’s most exclusive cosmopolitan address for unparalleled luxury and bespoke service, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Óscar Portal Huguet as head chef of the award-winning hotel including Diana Restaurant, King Cole Bar, and the avant-garde La Table Krug.

St. Regis Mexico City Appoints New Head Chef“Chef Óscar Portal Huguet is a great human being with a lovely personality who always puts people first and embraces continuous creativity,” said Bernard de Villèle, director general of The St. Regis Mexico City. “We are delighted to welcome Chef Huguet to The St. Regis Mexico City and the Marriot family; we have no doubt his talent and experience will be an extraordinary addition to our master culinary team.”

Prior to joining The St. Regis Mexico City, Huguet served as the executive chef of the acclaimed Estudio Millesime by American Express in Mexico City since 2013, a gastronomic epicenter where he had the opportunity to collaborate welcome to his kitchen some of the most renowned chefs in the world including Joan Roca of the Celler of Can Roca, named the best restaurant in the world in 2013 and 2015 for The 50 Best; Martín Berasategui, recipient of eight Michelin stars; along with the best Mexican chefs including number one, Enrique Olvera, Ricardo Muñoz Zurita, Marta Zepeda, José Manuel Baños, Elena Reygadas, Roberto Solís, Guillermo G. Beristáin and Arturo Fernández. A native of Spain, he was pivotal in the transformation of the gastronomy scene in Madrid, holding executive chef positions at high-profile restaurants such as Palacio de Cibeles, Gasset 75 and Piñera. He began his career in 2001 as a junior sous chef at Pedralbes in Madrid, eventually moving up to chef de partie at Zaldia in Cádiz. Huguet received his formal culinary training at the Hotel School of the Community of Madrid.

“I am honored to join The St. Regis Mexico City, a destination on its own that is quickly transforming into the culinary epicenter of Mexico City,” said Huguet. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to create signature offerings that will imprint in our guests’ memories for years to come.  It’s an extraordinary opportunity and I can’t wait to lead this extremely talented culinary team.”

Huguet’s first big project will be a pop-up of La Table Krug that promises to surprise the culinary scene of The New York Time’s best destination in 2016. Titled Krug & Chips, the pop-up will be installed for twelve days only at the hotel’s terrace, featuring a refined menu of fish & chips paired Krug Grand Cuvèe. Krug & Chips will open from October 24 to November 6, 2016.

Recently recognized as the ‘Top City Hotel in Mexico’ by Travel + Leisure, The St. Regis Mexico City has become the gastronomic epicenter of Mexico City, offering an outstanding array of culinary offerings, including the atmospheric dining at the signature Diana Restaurant, the sophisticated J&G Grill, the iconic King Cole Bar, and La Table Krug, an unprecedented culinary journey created in partnership with Maison Krug.

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Located at the historic Paseo De La Reforma, The St. Regis Mexico City embodies the best of hospitality. This elegant 31-story building, designed by legendary architect Cesar Pelli, features 189 captivating guestrooms, including 35 suites, and The St. Regis and Astor Suites, each with a gorgeous view of the bustling metropolis below. Each room includes King or Queen sized beds, high speed internet access, oversized flatscreen TVs, in-room digital movie systems, three telephones, generous work space, and a private safe. The centrally-located hotel caters to both the leisure crowd, with its renowned Remède Spa & Fitness Center exclusive to St. Regis brands around the world, and to the business set, with its extensive event facilities, including the 7,670-square-foot modular Astor Ballroom, a 2,000-square-foot Diamond Ballroom, and four large breakout rooms. The St. Regis Mexico City, Paseo De La Reforma 439, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City 06500, Mexico. Phone: (51) (55) 5228 1818,

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