Montrose appointed head of Innventures

David Montrose has been appointed  EVP, operations – head of InnVentures, a division of Highgate specializing in the management of select-service and extended-stay hotels.

In his role, Montrose leads operations for the InnVentures portfolio of 70-plus hotels across the country.

“We are fortunate to tap an exceptional leader who brings an impressive blend of industry knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, and who will bring InnVentures’ legacy into this next chapter of evolution,” said Arash Azarbarzin, CEO, Highgate. “We welcome David to the InnVentures family and look forward to building upon the best-in-class operating capability, discipline and entrepreneurial culture, which have defined InnVentures for the past four decades. David’s appointment marks yet another commitment on Highgate’s part to building a leading platform in the select service space, which has over the past years become a core vertical for the firm.”

Montrose most recently served as EVP, operations at Highgate Hotels’ Select Division, where he oversaw more than 100 select-service assets throughout the U.S. He formerly spent 25 years with White Lodging in numerous leadership positions, culminating in his appointment to COO. In this role, he was responsible for leading operations for 50-plus properties within the company’s Select Service Division. He also served as CEO of Janko Hospitality and SVP of Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection.

“I am thrilled to join InnVentures at this exciting juncture in its development,” said Montrose. “InnVentures has over decades distinguished itself as an operator of choice for many of the industry’s most discerning owners, due to the talent of the InnVentures team, track record of consistently delivering quality hospitality experiences and leading financial results, and their culture of innovation and accountability. I look forward to partnering with such a formidable team and astute group of owners, as we look forward to building upon this exceptional platform.”