55 W Wacker
Chicago, IL, 60601
The Gettys Group
architectural & engineering services
design & construction management / project management
global hotel industry trends
greening of the hospitality
spa design management and marketing
time share vacation ownership
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
Founded in 1988, Gettys is an award-winning hospitality design, procurement, branding and development firm headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Bangkok, Beirut, Cairo, Dubai, Hong Kong, Irvine, Jeddah, Miami, and New York. 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. Since our inception, 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 Gettys, 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.
Urban Land Institute, President of the Auxiliary Board for the Art Institute of Chicago, International Society for Hospitality Consultants, board member for the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, and the Young Presidents Organization
Representative List of Clients
Accor Hotel Group, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Dolce International, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons, G.E. Capital, Goldman Sachs & Co., Hilton Worldwide, Hotel Capital Advisors, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, Jones Lang LaSalle, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Langham Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Oriental, Marriott International, Marriott Vacation Clubs International, Oxford Capital Partners, Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts, Peninsula Hotels, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Strategic Hotel Capital, Valley Resort Management, Wyndham Worldwide
Articles and Publications
Gettys has been published in the following publications: (please contact office for specific articles) Hotel Business, Lodging Hospitality, NewYork 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