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Ron Swidler

Chief Innovation Officer
The Gettys Group

Since joining The Gettys Group as its first hire in 1988 - an Interior Designer, Brand Strategist and intrepreneur - Ron has pioneered new approaches to experience design and collaboration. His latest venture was relaunching Hotel of Tomorrow™ Project, an industry-leading think tank re-envisioning the future of hospitality in light of the pandemic. The result has been breakthrough ideas, contributed and shaped from around the world, all through digital workshops.

Quick Facts

Something ILC attendees would never guess about you:                               I am not really left-handed.

Favorite place to stay when traveling:                                                                       In a thoughtfully designed, carefully operated hotel, in an vibrant location, within a culture that is different than home.

MUST-have travel item:
My iPhone. What else do you really need?  

Who would play you in a movie:                                                                          Robert Downey, Jr., obviously.

First job:                                                                                                                                            As a “chef” at a lunch and dinner restaurant where I grew up, when my brother, a legitimately qualified chef didn’t want the job.

Currently reading:
What it takes, by Stephen Scharzman, founder of Blackstone, plus several other, half-finished books.

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