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C9 Hotelworks Founder and Managing Director Bill Barnett is a noted columnist, author and leading authority on travel trend, hotels and property.View all the books from C9
With over 30 years' industry experience in Asia, Managing Director Bill Barnett's brings passion and widely respected expertise to his craft of consulting in the hospitality real estate space.
Prior to founding C9 Hotelworks in 2003, he held executive roles with prominent international hotel management companies and publicly listed organizations in both key and emerging markets.
Working collaboratively with all parties, Bill and the C9 team expertly refine the owner-operator-lender dynamic through services that address all parties and the spectrum of an asset's scale, category and standard. They deliver tangible value for owners across all phases of a project: from planning through to operation, turn-around, re-use and disposal.
Strategically based in Thailand, Bill has held senior roles including Deputy Managing Director of the publicly listed destination resort Laguna Phuket, where he was instrumental in establishing a branded hotel managed residential property division into a prominent real estate operation. Prior to this he was Chief Operating Officer – Asia Pacific for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels in Singapore, where his responsibility covered 43 operating and hotel assets. As an executive with Century International Hotels in Hong Kong, he played a key role in the expansion of the chain for nine years, through Vice President positions in operations, development and asset management.
Delivering a proven track record in asset management, Bill has acted in ownership representation for leading hotels including properties under Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Regent, Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood, InterContinental and ACCOR. He attended executive education courses at Cornell University School of Hospitality Management and is currently a member of ISHC (International Society of Hospitality Consultants) and was awarded a prestigious PATA Gold Award in 2007 for Marketing.
Bill shares his finger-on-the-industry-pulse through lively presentations at key industry conferences in the Asia Pacific region, and regularly contributes to publications including Property Report and the leading tourism and property based newspaper the Phuket Gazette. Additionally he has appeared on CNBC, BBC and CNN.
Bill recruits his team of highly skilled analysts from the industry's most prestigious institutions such as Cornell. Collectively, the C9 team has earned strong industry respect for the caliber and quality delivered by producing solid, objective advice to underpin successful business outcomes for each client.
Beyond the quality of advice delivered, the C9 team strives to create an approachable, transparent interaction for each engagement to make it pleasurable to count them as trustworthy, reliable, independent advisors to your business.