the study concept
The Study At Yale is the flagship property of Study Hotels, a new lifestyle brand conceived to accommodate the needs of the university markets by offering high-quality, full-service lodging.
Each hotel’s inspiration is taken from its location with the objective to strike a balance between creativity, comfort and contemporary living to create an inspired product with strong relevance to its place in the community. Every detail has been meticulously thought out to enhance the guest experience and create a sophisticated, yet relaxed environment. Our signature logo, a pair of reading glasses, is intended to elicit an emotional response from guests, whether it be reminiscing about a beloved piece of literature, or reflecting on one’s sense of quirky style, the glasses embody the essence of Study Hotels: Intellectual, Stylish, Restful yet not too serious.
The overall aesthetic of the brand adjusts to its surroundings while maintaining a sense of contemporary, comfortable living. Large windows and doors blur the distinction between the indoors and the outdoors. This seamless connection floods the public areas with natural light during the day expanding the visual elements of the space, and at night a warm ambient glow pervades creating a cozy and peaceful haven. The music playing throughout the public spaces is carefully chosen to be uplifting and to reinforce the positive energy of the space.
The Lobby/Living Room’s hallmark feature is a floor to ceiling bookcase showcasing a selection of admired literature, lifestyle publications and works by visiting authors. Our collections are constantly growing and evolving. Contemporary art also plays a dominant role in creating an environment that stimulates the senses and encourages creativity.
Tucked within the Lobby/Living Room, and prominently displayed, is a signature concept offering books penned by the College/Universities Alumni for purchase in our retail kiosks. We also offer a selection of designer reading glasses from Fetch Eyewear by Amy Sacks to inspire guests to read and reflect during their stays.
Our hotels are styled in a transitional contemporary motif, utilizing warm woods, stone, an eclectic mix of furniture with warm natural fabrics and whimsical accents. All spaces are designed for maximum comfort and functionality. Collegiate-chic uniforms take on the personality of the school. Each guestroom features our signature leather reading chair and lamp which invite our guests to read, rest, and reflect during their stay and are appointed with high quality amenities including our signature seersucker robes and a generous work surface. The public spaces are designed to encourage relaxation, offering superb contemporary dining, great coffee, areas for quiet study and opportunities to socialize. Banquet and Meeting spaces are both intimate and functional, artfully furnished and equipped with the latest audio/visual equipment. State-of-the-art technology is evident with free wireless internet connectivity offered throughout the hotel. All of these details and captivating moments enrich the guest experience and leave a lasting impression.
The Study is more than just a hotel it’s a cultural platform where the richness of its surroundings is integrated into the design and service philosophy to create a strong sense of place. Our daily events initiative dives deep into the community to capture all that is being offered to enrich our guests’ stay. We partner with local non-profits and community organizations, theatres and cultural centers to celebrate their events. Complimentary tickets to most events are offered to guests so they can easily be engaged and feel an immediate connection to the community.
Our focus on sustainability at The Study at Yale impacts everything we do, from the selection of our food provisions, to our energy conservation and waste recycling, to our environmentally preferred operating and purchasing policies. We are fully committed to a culture that conserves its resources and a world that deserves vigilant care and respect.
developer Hospitality 3, LLC
Hospitality 3 is a Manhattan-based real estate development services company with satellite offices located in New Haven, CT and Phoenix, AZ. Founded in 2003 by its Principal, Paul McGowan, the firm specializes in the positioning/repositioning of existing assets, and the development of new, ground-up projects for the hospitality industry. Drawing from more than 80 years of combined experience and over $2 billion in completed projects, the firm’s accomplished resources have the valuable insight, technical expertise, industry knowledge, brand strategy, and leadership skills to execute even the most challenging of projects.
Hospitality 3 offers expert consulting, advisory and monitoring services to both private and institutional investors. Hospitality 3’s core belief is that thoughtful planning and meaningful collaboration lead to better quality, building functionality, and more efficient implementation. By incorporating creative, high-quality and cost-efficient designs into its distinctive projects, Hospitality 3 delivers tremendous value to their clients and investors. We work closely with the owners’ agents and lenders to achieve the anticipated returns in the financial models to insure the project’s success.
We also offer comprehensive Project Management Services taking a project from inception to completion and individually tailored to our clients’ needs. These services can include: program and design management; conceptual project estimating and budgeting; project scheduling; value engineering; bidding and contract negotiations; construction management; FF&E coordination; quality and cost controls monitoring; project accounting and financial oversight focusing on managing risk and providing a total, value-added solution.
Recently completed, highly-acclaimed projects include: the St. Regis Princeville Resort on the island of Kauai, HI, the W Retreat and Spa on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, the W Hoboken Hotel and Residences, Hoboken, NJ and The Dreamland Theatre redevelopment on the island of Nantucket, MA.
Principal: Paul T. McGowan
Paul is the Founder and Principal of Hospitality 3 LLC, a New Haven, CT and Manhattan-based real estate development services firm. He is also the creative mind behind The Study Hotels® brand, a concept conceived around its first property, The Study at Yale, a 124-room hotel he developed, owns and operates on the Yale University campus. The Study has received numerous accolades, including Travel and Leisure’s “America’s Top College Hotels”, Yankee Magazine’s “ Best Ivy League Stay”, and Connecticut Magazine’s “Best City Hotel in Connecticut” for the 4th consecutive year. The company is currently is in the planning stages for its 2nd and 3rd properties located on prominent, east coast campuses.
Prior to founding Hospitality 3 in 2003 Paul spent 16 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts and ITT Sheraton Corporation. In his last position with Starwood as its Senior Vice President, Design and Construction for W Hotels Paul was instrumental in the highly successful launch of the W Hotels Brand, an innovative urban lifestyle concept. Prior to that position he served as the companies’ Vice President, Design and Construction for its Westin and Sheraton brands. His resume includes many award-winning projects most notably the W Mexico City, the W New York – Times Square, the W New Orleans, the former Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort, and the W Los Angeles Westwood hotels. Throughout his career Paul has been directly responsible for the development and repositioning of hotel projects totaling approximately $1.3 billion of invested capital.
Paul is a frequent roundtable participant and guest lecturer at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, on topics of design, planning and development. He was named one of Lodging Magazine’s Innovator’s of 2010.