Roger Hill serves as Chairman and CEO of the award-winning international hospitality consultancy, The Gettys Group. Based in Chicago with offices around the world, The Gettys Group is ranked among one of the top hospitality design and procurement firms in the world.
As one of the original founders, Roger’s role within the organization is focused on business evolution and strategy for The Gettys Group and their clients. Under his guidance, the group successfully revolutionized the hospitality design firm model by expanding their expertise beyond excellence in interior design, into procurement, development, consulting, and brand design. Roger also helped to develop the specialized group, Gettys One, which serves the select service market, and Gettys | Blu, the group’s dedicated MENA team.
Roger regularly contributes to publications and media outlets on the hospitality industry, including Bloomberg TV, Crain’s Chicago, HD Design, Boutique Design, Hotel Business and Hotel Management. He is also a seasoned industry speaker and has participated in events such as The Americas Lodging Investment Summit, The Lodging Conference, The Hotel Investment Conference – Asia Pacific, The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference and the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. Roger was awarded the Platinum Circle Award by Hospitality Design Magazine for exceptional achievement within the hospitality design industry in 2005.
A graduate of the prestigious Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Roger is a member of the Urban Land Institute Hotel Development Council, International Society for Hospitality Consultants, and the Worlds Presidents Organization. Within his community, he serves as a board member for the Lincoln Park Zoo and is both a past president and past trustee of the Auxiliary Board for the Art Institute of Chicago. Additionally, he has served as an appointed delegate for the White House Conference on Small Business.