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Bill Walshe

Bill Walshe
Bill Walshe is a 20+ year expert, leader and noted public speaker in the luxury hospitality industry. His extensive leadership experience spans across some of the world’s most individual luxury hotel brands, including Jumeirah Group, The Doyle Collection and Kempinski Hotels & Resorts. With his depth of experience, he brings a truly global perspective and unparalleled understanding of what makes modern luxury brands work, what great leaders need to do to lead successfully, and how to excel at creating happy customers and colleagues.

Walshe is a passionate advocate for placing pride at the heart of the brand culture and journey. He's regarded for launching and championing Viceroy’s core ideology, which focuses on a purpose-driven approach to hospitality and cultivating a sense of pride among colleagues.

Because of his unique vision, Walshe has inspired and informed a global audience through his many speaking engagements, which have ranged from TEDx Talks to keynote addresses at HotelSpaces, LIVE, BISNOW’s Big West event and has been featured as an expert in a number of publications and podcasts such as The Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Bloomberg Businessweek, Skift, HOTELS, Hotel Business, Hospitality Design and more.

Prior to his tenure at Viceroy Hotel Group, Walshe served as CEO of the Doyle Collection, leading the brand through its reinvention and elevating it as a modern luxury urban hotel group.
Prior to that, he was Chief Marketing Officer for Dubai-based Jumeirah Group, where he fostered tremendous growth internationally and was recognized as a worldwide hospitality leader.

Since taking the helm at Viceroy Hotel Group, Walshe has added nine new properties across Chicago, Los Cabos, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Serbia. He's now on the cusp of opening new Viceroy branded hotels in Portugal and Panama. With the addition of these highly anticipated properties, there will be 17 hotels under management by the group worldwide.