PROVIDENCE, RI—Hotel Asset Value Enhancement (hotelAVE) has named Chris Hague as its COO.
“We are honored to welcome Chris to the hotelAVE team, and we are beyond excited to have the privilege of working alongside him,” said Michelle Russo, CEO. “During this pivotal time in the industry, it is imperative that we have a strong team of executives leading the company, and Chris is a proven leader to both complement our existing team and fulfill this critical role. Chris’s deep knowledge and experience, coupled with his tenacity and passion, make him an invaluable addition to hotelAVE as the company enters the next chapter of growth and innovation.”
Hague joins hotelAVE with a 20-year career in asset management and a proven track record of handling more than $10 billion of hotel investments, encompassing some of the most prestigious brands in the world, the company reports. Prior to joining hotelAVE, he served as the SVP of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. As SVP, he oversaw a team dedicated to portfolio-wide strategies and initiatives for the 60-plus hotel, multibillion-dollar REIT.
He joined Pebblebrook through a public merger with LaSalle Hotel Properties, where he served as the VP of asset management for five years. In addition to the oversight of multiple portfolios across LaSalle’s key markets, he developed and implemented new models that increased the company’s efficiency and enhanced its operations. Prior to his work with publicly traded REITs, he worked at a third-party asset management firm overseeing a diverse portfolio of hotel assets.
“I am honored to join hotelAVE as they continue to serve as a preeminent leader in the industry,” said Hague. “I look forward to applying my years of expertise to this new role and supporting the company’s strategies. I am both confident and eager to embark upon this new journey with such a renowned and respected company.”