John Paulsen

Vice President

John Paulsen, Vice President, has more than 30 years of experience in the Hospitality industry. John has a diverse and rich background in hotels across the country and works with his team to leverage his expertise to develop and improve performance in hotels across the country particularly in his most recent roles with GB Lodging LLC and Tishman Hotel Corporation of New York. John has served as Senior Vice President, Asset Management for GB Lodging from 2014 overseeing asset management of the portfolio. John worked with assets including Ace New York, Ace Palm Springs, The Old No.77 Hotel Chandlery, The Carlton Hotel in New York and the Beekman Hotel.

Prior to that and during his tenure with Tishman, John oversaw the Westin New York at Times Square and was soon promoted to First VP of Asset Management overseeing both the Westin and the Intercontinental New York Times Square. John has a diverse and extensive operational background having managed full service hotels ranging in size from 150 rooms to 2,400 rooms.  John graduated from the University of Houston in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and holds a Master of Science degree from New York University.  He has been an adjunct professor for NYU since 2009 and has taught graduate classes in Hotel Operations Analysis, Strategy Formulation and Decision Making and Hotel Management Fundamentals.  


Professional Experience

  • GB Lodging – Senior Vice President, Asset Management
  • Tishman Hotel Corporation – First Vice President
  • St. Regis New York – Director of Six Sigma
  • Sheraton Russell– Hotel Manager
  • Sheraton Hotels of New York – Director of Property Operations
  • The Roosevelt Hotel New York – Director of Front Office Operations
  • Millennium Broadway – Director of Front Office Operations
  • Four Seasons Clift Hotel, SF – Director of Housekeeping
  • Hyatt Union Square, SF – Assistant Front Office Manager

Designations, Affiliations and Awards

  • New York University, Jonathan M. Tisch School of Hospitality & Tourism - Assistant Adjunct Professor
  • Tisch Center Alumni Society - Alumni Board President
  • CHHE : Certified Housekeeping Hospitality Executive
  • Co-Author : “Willingness of Guests to Participate in Hotel Sustainable Programs” - 2010 South Africa Sustainable Conference


  • New York University - Master of Hospitality Industry Studies
  • University of Houston - Bachelor of Science, Hotel & Restaurant Management