Chris Kehn grew up in the hospitality business. For over a 20 year period, his father, Robert Kehn, managed and eventually owned the Historic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts. Robert was instrumental in bringing the TV show Bewitched to film in Salem, marking the beginning of the tourism era for the city which continues to thrive today.
Chris earned his hotel and restaurant management degree from New Hampshire College, and through ROTC, Kehn was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. As a quartermaster officer, he subsequently graduated from the U.S. Army Quartermaster School at Fort Lee, Virginia.
With 30 years of hands-on experience in all areas of resort and hotel management, Chris has extensive experience across food and beverage, golf, spa and marina operations. He is a hospitality professional with a proven track record of success in resort, cruise ship and hotel management with a unique ability to evaluate, develop and execute an individualized property template for success. His strong success rate in developing, managing & re-positioning high profile resorts, private clubs, cruise ships hotels, vacation rental/property management and restaurants has earned him a reputation as a hospitality business expert.