The Big Bang Asia:Bill Barnett

Bill Barnett, founder and managing director, C9 Hotelworks, Thailand

Bio for Bill Barnett

Bill Barnett is a globally recognized hospitality, tourism and real estate adviser. He is the founder and managing director of C9 Hotelworks, based in Phuket, Thailand. 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, and is considered one of the foremost industry experts in the hotel residences sector.

Barnett has co-developed two successful residential projects in Thailand and is actively involved in the online property marketplace as chief strategy officer; is business development adviser for beach club chain Le Pirate International; is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants; and is founding adviser of the Phuket Hotels Association. And he is the author of four books on travel, property and hospitality: “Slave to the Bean,” “Collective Swag,” “It Might Get Weird” and “Last Call.”