Roger G. Hill II is Chairman and CEO of The Gettys Group, 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, International Society for Hospitality Consultants and the Young Presidents Organization. He also 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.