Bill Barnett

Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks Co., Ltd.

Bill Barnett is a globally recognised hospitality, tourism and real estate advisor. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Asia-based C9 Hotelworks. In addition to being a leading consultant, he is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences.

With over 30 years’ experience in the Asia Pacific region, he has an extensive background in hotel operations, development and asset management. His past employment highlights include Senior Corporate roles at international hotel chains and publicly listed companies. Bill is considered to be one of the foremost industry experts in the hotel residences sector.

As an entrepreneur Bill has co-developed two successful residential projects in Thailand and is actively involved in the online property marketplace FazWaz.com as Chief Strategy Officer. He is also currently acting as Business Development Advisor for Le Pirate International, which is a fast growing regional beach club chain.

To date, Bill is the author of four books on travel, property and hospitality under the titles of ’Slave to the Bean’, ’Collective Swag’, ’It Might Get Weird’ and ’Last Call’. His participation in professional bodies includes the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) and he is the Founding Advisor of the Phuket Hotels Association.