Boutique Hotel Owner: Phil Hospod

Founder & CEO of Dovetail + Co

Phil Hospod is the founder and CEO of Dovetail + Co, an owner, developer, and operator of genuine and imaginative hotels. Dovetail pairs unique opportunities with best-in-class design, real estate, and hospitality practices, launching with The Wayfinder Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island; Urban Cowboy Lodge in the Catskills; and a capsule hotel under development in Manhattan.

Prior to founding Dovetail, Phil was Vice President of Development for The Sydell Group, where his notable achievements include the Freehand NYC and Line DC, both award-winning and market-defining projects. Phil is passionate about creating spaces with soul, celebrating local communities, and delivering for all stakeholders. A hotel junkie at heart, Phil is particularly interested in projects that challenge the imagination.

Originally from Montreal, Phil studied at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada’s premier business school, and earned a master’s degree in Real Estate Development at Columbia University in NYC. When not traveling, Phil resides in NYC with his wife, 4-year-old daughter, and one-of-a-kind terrier mix.