Author Bio
HNN columnist

Paul McGowan is the founder and president of Hospitality 3 LLC, a Manhattan-based real estate development firm, established in 2003. His experience encompasses not only boutique, luxury hotels and resorts, but also mixed-use hotel, residential and commercial developments. In 2009 Paul launched Study Hotels, a full-service hotel brand targeting top-tier college and university markets. The company successfully concepts, designs, and operates its own hotels and food & beverage facilities.
Prior to founding Hospitality 3, Paul spent a combined sixteen years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. as its Senior VP - Design and Construction managing development across its heritage portfolio and the launch of W Hotels.