David Messersmith
Gatehouse Capital

David spent the last several years as Vice President at an international luxury hospitality design firm.  He worked on projects around the globe and his team won numerous industry awards.  During this time he spoke at numerous industry events and has been cited in many hospitality trade publications, most notably for his thoughts on “refinement vs renovation”.

In February David joined Gatehouse Capital, a high-profile hospitality real estate development firm in Dallas.  His team is currently developing multiple properties for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels.  David is also leading a team in the renovation of a historic building to a luxury hotel which will be announced soon.  Further, David leads the newly formed Medical Hospitality Platform for Gatehouse, where he partners with large hospitals to develop a hotel on the hospital campus.

David has had the fortune to work with most the major brands and numerous boutiques in his career and is widely appreciated for his expertise in enhancing guest experience and cap-ex planning.