Paul Coury

Chief Executive Officer

“I approach everything with vision, design, creativity – and no fear.”


Running, exploring, traveling


I started with a career in banking, but the hospitality industry was always calling my name. In 1986, I followed my dream and opened a full-service asset management company. By the late 1990s, we renovated our first hotel – and it truly opened the door for me.


I love the opportunity to make the world a better place. It’s a rewarding feeling to bring people and design together to create one-of-a-kind experiences. I draw inspiration from everything I encounter – and every day is a new chance to leave a lasting impression.


At Coury Hospitality, I’m intimately involved in every aspect – from development to finance, operations to design. I’m proud of the way we bring visions to life through the details. Whether a historic renovation or new construction, we tell a unique story each time.

A philanthropist and community volunteer, Paul’s achievements include the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Downtown Tulsa; the Eastern Oklahoma Catholic Foundation Chairmanship; Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization, Newman Center at The University of Tulsa; River Parks Authority Board; Chairman of the Tulsa Trails Expansion; and Chairman of Tulsa Unlimited.

Paul is also the current President of the Advisory Board for Marriott Hotels’ Autograph Collection and serves on the Advisory Board of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio.


Hotel Developer Paul Coury CEO ofr Coury Hospitality in a dark blue sport coat smiling with hands crossed