Paul Eskenazi

Paul Eskenazi
  • Year started at First Hospitality:2016

Paul Eskenazi

Senior Vice President of Development & Renovations

As the Senior Vice President of Development & Renovations, Paul oversees all new developments, renovations, and major facility capital expenditures according to approved budgets. Paul works extensively with the investment team at First Hospitality to provide preliminary cost estimating and logistical support for new potential developments and acquisitions.

He has over 30 years of experience in hospitality development and renovations and has worked on over 150 multi-branded hospitality developments nationwide. Before joining First Hospitality, Paul was the Owner and President of PBE Architecture, Inc., a multi-disciplinary company primarily responsible for the design and build of hotels around the country for several clients as well as hospitality development consulting services. Before that endeavor, he served as Senior Vice President of Construction for Arlington Hospitality and was a Founder, Developer, and Manager of AmeriHost Inns brand nationwide. Paul holds an M.S. in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a licensed architect and general contractor.

In his free time, Paul enjoys traveling with his family and is an avid hiker and cyclist. Additionally, Paul has worked with several non-profit organizations, both nationwide and internationally, to help develop new facilities for their stated philanthropic objectives and goals.

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