ATLANTA, GA – October 15, 2014- Carver Hotel Group (CHG) has named Robert (Rob) Dann as partner and Chief Operating Officer, according to CEO Joel Carver.

A 30-year industry veteran with an exceptional track record in strategic planning, portfolio/asset management, and operational execution, Dann previously served as Chief Operations Officer of Campus Crest Communities in Charlotte. Prior to that, he was president of Minneapolis-based CSM Lodging, where he oversaw a portfolio of 38 hotels generating $165 million in revenue.

"In developing strategic expansion plans for spring boarding CHG to the next level, we looked for an exceptionally gifted strategist with a keen operational insight," said Carver.

"Having worked with Rob at CSM Lodging, I know the caliber of his work ethic, the creativity of his thought process and the strength of his commitment. It is this unique combination of Rob's character and talent that will help maximize ROI for our partners and round out CHG as a complete solution for ownership groups."

As Dann joins forces with CHG and pools resources with the hospitality infrastructure powerhouse, the driving priorities will be to further deepen the organization's operational strength, develop more ongoing relationships, and continue launching future growth.

A key focus for Dann and CHG will be supporting the notoriously high turnover concern in hospitality by providing seasoned professionals to help eliminate costly loss and by creating seamless transition plans to optimize operational and sales performance for clients.

"I am thrilled to be returning to the hospitality industry and working with Joel Carver and the team," said Dann. "Joel has created an outstanding organization to support smaller to mid size management groups that lack the on-staff organizational power necessary to maximize their assets. Carver Hotel Group has that expertise as well as a stable of knowledgeable and experienced professionals to fill the leadership gaps that are so often problematic in the high turnover hospitality environment."