Ben Nicholas began his career as an intern in The Gettys Group‘s Chicago headquarters and most recently held the title of senior director.
In his 15 years with The Gettys Group, Ben has served as a company ambassador, helping to open two offices for the firm. He has collaborated closely with The Gettys Group’s Hong Kong team, completing numerous notable projects around the world.
His interior design acumen is showcased in such large-scale luxury properties as The Henry, Autograph Collection in Dearborn, Michigan (which was named Marriott America’s Hotel of the Year in 2011), and boutique hotels such as the Kinzie Hotel in Chicago and the Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island.
“Ben’s passion for design, his ability to connect with both clients and team members and his willingness to learn and grow have made him an integral part of our team and a natural fit for a leadership position,” says The Gettys Group chief operating officer, Jerry Zeitner.
“I am truly excited for this next chapter in Ben’s professional life and for the many contributions he will continue to make to further the success of The Gettys Group.”
Ben will focus his attention on design team leadership, client relationships and project performance. In his new expanded role, Nicholas will work closely with The Gettys Group’s Chris McDonough, overseeing the firm’s global design operations.
“I feel honored to have spent my entire career at a leading hospitality firm like The Gettys Group,” adds Ben. “I have been afforded opportunities that I wouldn’t have received anywhere else, working with clients and team members across the globe and collaborating on projects that we are truly passionate about.”