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55 W Wacker
Suite 400
Chicago, IL, 60601
United States

Phone: 312-836-1111
Fax: 312-836-1133

Roger Hill CEO
The Gettys Group Companies

Industry Specialty

design & construction management / project management
interior design


boutique hotels
condo hotels
convention hotels
destination resorts
extended stay hotels / corporate apartments
full service hotels
green hotels
independent hotels
limited / select service hotels
private clubs
resort mixed use developments
urban mixed use development

Speaker Topics

casinos gaming
consumer trends
extended stay
global hotel industry trends
greening of the hospitality
hospitality design
spa design management and marketing
time share vacation ownership

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

Speaking Engagements

Frequently speaks at industry conferences and quoted in industry publications.

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 compelling design that generates visible results – both aesthetically and financially. Gettys’ 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 which 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.


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.


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.

Professional Memberships

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

Representative List of Clients

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

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 office for specific articles)