Roger Hill

Company: The Gettys Group Companies

Position: CEO

Bio

Roger G. Hill II is Chairman and CEO of The Gettys Group Companies, a leading hospitality design, development, branding, and procurement company that he co-founded in 1988. A vanguard of the philosophy “beautiful design is good business,” Roger has led through more than three decades of growth by continually raising the bar in his endeavors as Chief Executive Officer—a role that includes the strategy and analysis of the company’s own development efforts, including the acquisition and repositioning of assets throughout the United States. A respected hospitality industry veteran, his expertise and influence have helped place us amongst the most recognized firms in hospitality design.

As a seasoned industry speaker, Roger frequently shares his insights on the development, renovation, and repositioning of hospitality real estate, and he regularly contributes to media outlets, including; Bloomberg TV, Crain’s Chicago, Hospitality Design, Boutique Design, Hotel Business, and The Wall Street Journal. His achievements have earned him accolades such as Hospitality Design Magazine’s prestigious Platinum Circle Award and The Cornell School of Hospitality Innovator of the Year award. In 2020, he championed the re-launch of the global think tank, Hotel of Tomorrow, updated to meet the needs of today’s reality.

A graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Roger is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the International Society for Hospitality Consultants, and the Young Presidents Organization. He also serves as a board member for the Lincoln Park Zoo. Additionally, he has served as an appointed delegate for the White House Conference on Small Business.


Mission Statement

Founded in 1988, The Gettys Group Companies is an award-winning hospitality design, procurement, branding, and development firm headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Jeddah and Manila. Our unique comprehension of the client perspective means that we are driven to create a compelling design that generates visible results – both aesthetically and financially. Getty’s philosophy is simple: to approach each project from a specific and customized point of view. Working together, we explore sources of inspiration, changing industry trends, the unique history of a site, and a ‘feel’ for the project that tells its own exceptional story. For over thirty years, Gettys has had the advantage of an expert procurement department that has purchased hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars in furniture, fixtures, equipment, and operating supplies; and is ranked among the top 10 hospitality procurement companies in the industry.


Geographic Areas

Aruba, Bolivia, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, India, Macau, México, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, West Indies


Expertise

Roger G. Hill II is Chairman and CEO of The Gettys Group Companies, a leading hospitality design, procurement, branding and development firm he co-founded in 1988. A respected hospitality industry veteran, his expertise and influence have helped place Gettys among the most recognized and published firms in the hospitality design industry. A vanguard of the philosophy “beautiful design is good business,” a mantra commonly heard in this particular field, Roger has led Gettys through nearly three decades of growth by continually raising the bar in his endeavors as Chief Executive Officer. Specifically, he revolutionized the standard business model for a hospitality design firm by first adding an in-house procurement department at Gettys and later creating an internal property development arm. Today, Gettys is an industry leader, known for not only offering a turn-key development-design-procurement formula to hoteliers, but also for consistently creating hotels that deliver profits.


Professional Memberships

Urban Land Institute, International Society for Hospitality Consultants, board member for the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, and the Young Presidents Organization


Speaking Engagements

Frequently speaks at industry conferences and is quoted in industry publications.


Articles and Publications

Gettys has been published in the following publications: Hotel Business, Lodging Hospitality, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Contract Design, Hospitality Design, Host, Hotel & Motel Management, Interior Design, Lodging, NEWH Magazine, Hotel-Online, RealTime Hotel Reports and National Hotel Executive (please contact the office for specific articles)


Representative List of Clients

Hotel Brands, Global Hotel Brands, Family Offices, Management Companies, Private Equity Firms, Lenders


Education

Mr. Hill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the school of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and currently serves on the Cornell University Class Council.