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Dec 15, 2023 | In the News

Gettys Group Appoints Successors / New CEOs

The Board of Directors of The Gettys Group Companies has announced the appointment of two new CEOs, effective January 1, 2024: Ron Swidler as CEO, The Gettys Group Companies and Jerry Zeitner, CEO, Ridgeline Development Partners, the firm’s hotel development arm.

Dec 7, 2023 | In the News

Angelica Acebedo-Frint Appointed Principal, Branding Group

Angelica Acebedo-Frint returns to The Gettys Group Companies to lead Gettys Branding Group and to serve as the lead creative voice of the company…

Nov 23, 2023 | In the News

Hotels Magazine: What a Zombie Building Is and How to Breathe New Life Into One

The phenomenon that goes by the chilling name “zombie buildings” invaded office space and other sectors of commercial real estate during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. These are buildings that have fallen victim to the work-from-home (WFH) and hybrid-work phenomena. One company that believes it has a solution is The Gettys Group.

Nov 15, 2023 | In the News

Inspire Design: Gettys Group Celebrates 35 Years

The Gettys Group Companies is celebrating its 35th anniversary as a force in the world of hospitality. Established by four classmates from the Cornell Hotel School, Gettys has been at the forefront of delivering exceptional guest experiences and enriching brands through thousands of projects around the world.

Nov 7, 2023 | In the News

Viewline Resort is #1 in Conde Nast Traveler 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards

The Best Ski Resorts in the US and Canada: Conde Nast Traveler’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards names Viewline Resort in Snowmass, Colorado, as top pick! Summit Hotel in Big Sky, Montana is a Readers’ Choice at #23.

Nov 6, 2023 | In the News

Vogue Magazine: Why Big Sky, Montana is the Buzziest Ski Resort to Visit This Winter

Big Sky Resort debuted in 1973 with four lifts and less than 20 trails. Today, it boasts 38 lifts and more than 300 trails, but more than that, it has panache and vibe that’s helping it go toe-to-toe with legendary mountains thanks to new luxury accommodations including Summit Hotel designed by The Gettys Group.

Oct 19, 2023 | In the News

LA Times: Two Iconic Las Vegas Properties Are Undergoing a ‘Resort Refresh’

One of the Strip’s most luxurious resorts, Bellagio, is completing a $110-million transformation of all 819 guest rooms and 104 suites within its Spa Tower in October. Inspired by the beauty and tranquility of Italy’s Lake Como, the remodeled rooms showcase why the AAA Five Diamond property is considered one of Las Vegas’ premier destinations.

Oct 19, 2023 | In the News

Hospitality Design: Outbound Hotels Debuts as a New Outdoor-Focused Brand

Gettys Branding worked closely with Waterton to create an exciting new hotel concept celebrating community, connection and the great outdoors.

Sep 7, 2023 | In the News

A HOTEL PODCAST Interview with CIO, Ron Swidler

The Gettys Group Companies CIO Ron Swidler goes deep on the present and future of the hospitality experience on A HOTEL PODCAST with host, Jaime Black. Ron delves into the Hotel of Tomorrow Project, and shares how a think tank of hospitality professionals are looking at technologies like AI, VR, AR, and more.

Jul 31, 2023 | In the News

Hospitality Design: Tess Sutton and Julia Albanese Lauded

Tess Sutton, Procurement Agent, and Julia Albanese, Designer, were recognized by Hospitality Design Magazine to “consistently show dedication to their craft and go above and beyond their peers.”

Jul 28, 2023 | In the News

Sixtysix Magazine: How a Chicago-Based Hospitality Group Designs Spaces Through Stories

From the minute you roll up to a hotel, you have an idea for how your stay will play out. The revolving door might be motorized and have large enough spaces for your bag to join you without hitting the back of your ankles with every step. The lobby glows with warm light, or maybe wakes you right up out of your jet lag with harsh overheads.

Jul 13, 2023 | In the News

Design Insider: What is the Most Extraordinary Thing Happening in the Hotel Sector Right Now?

Design Insider took the opportunity to ask leading commercial interior designs and suppliers to help celebrate the current triumphs within the sector, and asked what is the most extraordinary thing happening in the hotel sector right now?

Jun 29, 2023 | In the News

Hospitality Design: What I’ve Learned Podcast Interview with Andrew Fay and Roger Hill

Roger Hill and Andrew Fay met at Cornell University and became fast friends bonding over their shared passion for hospitality.…

May 15, 2023 | In the News

Metropolis Magazine: The Tribune Tower Begins Its Second Chapter as a Luxury Residence

Featured in Metropolis Magazine: the Chicago Tribune Tower is the fruit of an epic international architecture competition held in 1922 that attracted design luminaries…

Apr 6, 2023 | In the News

Travel + Leisure Magazine: Bellagio Las Vegas Unveils Its $110-million Room and Suite Upgrades

Thank you, Travel + Leisure, for the great article on the Bellagio‘s $110 million upgrade to the guest rooms and suites in…

Mar 30, 2023 | In the News | Recognition

The Gettys Group Companies Bolsters Its Branding Agency With Two Key Hires

The Gettys Group Companies, a global design, development and procurement firm, announced today the addition of two key hires to…

Feb 22, 2023 | In the News

The Architect’s Newspaper: SCB converts Chicago’s Tribune Tower and surrounding media complex into luxury residences

In 1922, a competition to design the headquarters for The Chicago Tribune gathered influential entries from architects like Eliel Saarinen, Walter Gropius,…

Feb 13, 2023 | In the News

Inspire Design: Sheraton Fort Worth Brightens Up

The Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown has started an extensive transformation that will create a much brighter and more guest-friendly hotel…

Jan 20, 2023 | In the News

Molly O’Keefe Promoted to Principal to Lead Client Services and Business Development

Molly O’Keefe, an accomplished leader and veteran of The Gettys Group Companies, has been promoted to Principal to drive strategic…

Dec 12, 2022 | In the News

Interior Design Professional Kara Orth Promoted to Help Usher in the Next Chapter of The Gettys Group Companies

Kara Orth, a seasoned interior design professional with more than 15 years of wide-ranging experience, has been tapped to lead…