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National Interior Design Firm Gettys
Responds To Industry Momentum
Design Portfolio Continues to Expand With Landmark Project Awards
CHICAGO – January 23, 2007 -  At Gettys, one of the country’s leading hospitality design and fulfillment firms, 2006 represented a year of exciting project awards, and 2007 is shaping up to be another landmark year.

Reflective of the hospitality industry’s upward momentum for the last 12 months, Gettys has seen a significant expansion in both the amount of projects they’re working on right now, and the diverse nature and scope of those projects.

Historically, Gettys has enjoyed a dynamic portfolio of projects with all of the major hotel brands, including Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood, Marriott and InterContinental, Four Seasons, and Ritz-Carlton.  In the past two to three years, Gettys has also made room in its portfolio for an extensive number of independent, mixed-use, resort, and luxury projects from a broad spectrum of locations.

Gettys Miami office, opened two years ago in response to market demand, has enjoyed a great deal of success since opening two years ago, focusing a great deal of their efforts on the booming resort industry in the Caribbean and the state of Florida.  Recently, Gettys began conceptual design work on the impressive Blue Rose mixed-use development in Orlando, a towering 1,500 unit condo-hotel development complete with destination dining and live theater and entertainment venues.  A nod to both Las Vegas-caliber entertainment and New York sophistication, the Blue Rose was recognized as the Visionary Project of the Year in 2006.  Gettys’ design will focus on clean, contemporary design and innovative solutions for both amenities and use of space within each unit.   The Miami office is also spearheading work on the stunning new-build Palmyra Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica; the Sheraton Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas; and is wrapping up the renovation and restoration of the Hyatt Cancun which was devastated by Hurricane Wilma.

Conceptual Rendering (Living Area B) of the Palmyra
Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Bedroom rendering for
Cass Hotel Mag Mile
Near their headquarters in Chicago, Gettys is hard at work on other unique projects such as a massive renovation of the historical Blackstone Hotel into a high-end boutique hotel and residences, and the conversion of the charming Cass Hotel into a chic property just steps from the city’s Magnificent Mile.  The Chicago office is also leading projects across the country with their centralized resources, including a new-build luxury condominium project, The Towers at Midtown, in Orlando, Florida and a new-build tower of luxury residences at the Caesar’s hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Just this month, Gettys also responded to surges in the west coast lodging market by opening an office in Irvine, California headed by vice president and principal, Daniel Welborn.  Several projects are in the works with the team there, and the office is certain to be hard at work on hotels in California and along the west coast in the next several months.

“The last two years has seen Gettys every bit as busy as the rest of the lodging industry,” notes Andrew Fay, President and COO.  “We’re excited for the opportunity to expand our portfolio with notable projects like these that allow us to build on our values of innovation, collaborative design, and delivering our clients an outstanding return on their investment”.

For more information on Gettys’ design and fulfillment capabilities for branded and independent hotels and resorts, from upper-upscale to luxury and boutique properties, visit their website at or call their headquarters at 312.836.1111.

About Gettys

With nearly two decades of hospitality-focused design expertise and a portfolio of over 500 projects, Gettys is an award-winning interior design, architecture, and fulfillment firm.  From hotels and resorts to spas, conference centers, restaurants, and mixed-use developments, Gettys provides unmatched investment return through an innovative combination of design and fulfillment. 

Gettys is consistently ranked among the top hospitality design and purchasing companies in the United States, and has offices in Chicago, Miami, and Irvine, Calif.  For more information, please visit, or contact Amber Naslund at 312.832.2437.


Also See: Gettys Opens New Office in Irvine, California; Leading Hospitality Design Firm Celebrates Second New Office in Two Years / January 2007
The Gettys Group Turns Adversity to Opportunity for Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa; Award-Winning Interior Design and Procurement Firm Helps Hotels and Resorts Get Back to Business after Hurricanes / September 2004


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