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John Paulsen, CHAM, CHHE

Senior Vice President

Contact Information
  • Master of Science, Hospitality Industry Studies, New York University
  • Bachelor of Science, Conrad Hilton College, University of Houston

John Paulsen, CHAM, CHHE

Senior Vice President

John has more than 30 years of hospitality experience in hotel operations and asset management.  He leverages his operational insight to unlock value and opportunities in the hotels he oversees.  John is actively involved in the management of multiple assets and utilizes his expertise to develop and execute asset management plans that result in value creation.  Having spent much of his career working on union hotels, he brings a keen level of union expertise to hotelAVE and works on strategic plans to maximize profitability through improvements in labor expenses.

Prior to joining HotelAve, John was Senior Vice President, Asset Management for GB Lodging from 2014 overseeing asset management of the portfolio.  Before joining GB Lodging, John was First Vice President with Tishman Hotel Corporation overseeing their New York City hotel assets.  John spent 17 years in hotel operations managing diverse full-service hotels ranging in size from 150 rooms to 2,400 rooms.

“At hotelAVE, we use a focused approach to uncovering value by reviewing opportunities in revenue, challenging labor assumptions, and reducing controllable expenses through data analysis, strategy formulation, and diligence.”

Affiliations and Certifications
  • Hotel Asset Managers Association:  Member
  • NYU Tisch Center Alumni Society: Past President
  • New York University, Jonathan M. Tisch School of Hospitality & Tourism – Assistant Adjunct Professor
  • Conrad Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management Alumni Society: Member
  • Certified Hotel Asset Manager (CHAM)
  • Certified Hospitality Housekeeping Executive (CHHE)
  • The Willingness of Guests to Participate in Hotel Sustainable Programs – Co-Author – 2010 South Africa Sustainable Conference
Has worked at hotelAVE since
Interests and Hobbies

Outside of work, John enjoys running – including 3 completed marathons – swimming, music, and travel.