Carolyn is responsible for the growth of our lifestyle collections and premium brands across the Southwestern region of the US. Prior to joining IHG, Carolyn spent several years as the Senior Investment Director for NuovoRE, a private owner and developer of historic adaptive reuse lifestyle and luxury hotels across the country. During her tenure, Carolyn was responsible for both asset management of the existing hotel portfolio and development of the pipeline projects, while specializing in Opportunity Zone and Historic Tax Credit investments. As one of the first hires, she created investment models and projections to quickly scale the company. Prior to its merger with Hyatt, Carolyn developed hotels on behalf of Two Roads Hospitality to expand Thompson, AlilA, Joie de Vivre, tommie and Destination brands across the US and Mexico. Carolyn also worked for Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB), where she asset managed properties with a focus on the Western region. Carolyn graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Hotel Administration and is an advisory board member for the Cornell Real Estate Council (CREC Women). She lives with her husband in Denver where they enjoy hiking, skiing, running, and spending time with friends.