Montpeliers of Edinburgh, the seven-strong group which encompasses boutique hotels, bars and restaurants, has appointed Innes Bolt as its new managing director.

Bolt joins the company, which last year was understood to be in talks to sell four of its sites to Revolution Bars Group, after a year as operations director at rival Edinburgh-based bar group The Devils Advocate.

He was previously head of operations at Crerar Hotels and previously worked as operations director at Montpeliers for three years.

His appointment sees founder David Wither become the group’s chairman. Withers founded the company in 1992.

Montpeliers’ estate includes its eponymous all-day dining site; burger and cocktail bar format Candy; the Indigo Yard; and its flagship boutique hotel, bar and restaurant, Tigerlilly.

The company also operates late-night venues The Opal Lounge and Lulu; plus boutique hotel & bar Rick’s.

At the end of June last year, Revolution Bars Group announced it had terminated discussions regarding a proposed c£16m acquisition of four bars in Edinburgh, following the European Union referendum result.