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Bill Barnett

Bill Barnett
Bill Barnett has over 30 years of experience in the Asian hospitality and property markets. He is considered to be a leading authority on real estate trends across Asia, and has sat at almost every seat around the hospitality and real estate table. Bill promotes industry insight through regular conference speaking engagements and is continually gathering market intelligence. Over the past few years he has released four books on Asian property topics.

Phuket’s new Environmental Rules hit island development

By Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com A new set of guidelines that quietly come into law late last year are set to alter the state of...

New Hiltons on the way for Phuket

From Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com One of the leading hospitality groups in the world, Hilton Hotels and Resorts has two properties in the Phuket development pipeline. Newly signed...

A Tale of Two Bali’s – Tourism under the Volcano

The year 2017 was the best of times and the worst of time for Indonesia’s tourism icon and Phuket tourism rival, Bali. For the...

‘Poshtels’ pushing into Southeast Asia’s budget and economy hotel space

PHOTO: Agoda.com by Bill Banett, c9hotelworks.com A new market report question’s if cookie-cutter hotel groups will again fall asleep at the wheel as they did with...

Phuket’s low season growth produces record tourism numbers in 2017

By Bill Barnett of c9Hotelworks.com For 2017 the island’s gateway airport posted 11.3% year-on-year growth to reach an estimated 8.4 million incoming passengers.  This was...

Global Hotel Brands boosts Japan’s Niseko tourism

Mount Yotei, Niseko in summer. The Hokkaido destination is rapidly becoming as popular in the summer as it is in the winter. Image courtesy...

Residences on the rise

Bill Barnett from c9hotelworks.com reports on the rise and rise of the residential living properties with hotel branding and management.... Property developers across Thailand are...

Phuket’s Burasari Group Expands Into Hotel Management

Bursari Phuket. Photo courtesy agoda.com by Bill Barnett, c9hotelworks.com One fast emerging Phuket borne hotel chain that is stretching out into expansion is the Burasari Group. Starting out...

Hot hotel trends – Branded residences

by Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com Asia’s property developers are jumping into bed with hotel groups as branded residences flourish. Southeast Asia’s real estate love affair between...

Should you pay more for a sea view?

While Phuket is an island, most property buyers are led to believe that sea views or proximity to the ocean are a key driver...