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Lou brings more than 30 years of senior management hospitality industry experience to his role as President of DHG. Prior to forming DHG, Lou was instrumental as COO in the creation of theWit hotel brand in Chicago, and rapidly delivered the property to AAA Four Diamond status. He’s held a variety of senior development and organizational leadership roles during the creation of the Hard Rock Hotel brand, including GM of the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida; Managing Director of Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego, CA; and Executive Vice President of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier in his career, Carrier worked for Loews Hotels and Renaissance Hotels beginning his career with Stouffer Hotels and Resorts at their flagship, Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Throughout his career Carrier has been awarded Manager of the Year, Food and Beverage Professional of the Year, GM of the Year, Marketer of the Year, Hotel of the Year, and the President’s Leadership Award. Carrier is an active and passionate member of multiple industry boards and professional organizations, including: Hilton Hotels Owner Advisory Council; he sits on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Lodging Association; Massachusetts Restaurant Association; and the Connecticut Tourist Coalition. He serves as Board Chairman of the MetroWest Boston Chamber of Commerce, and Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce for the City of Somerville, MA. Lou received his degree in Hotel Administration from UMASS Amherst.