Bill Walshe

Former CEO

Viceroy Hotel Group

Bill Walshe is a successful hospitality CEO, with leadership experience in the US, Middle East, Europe and Asia. His expertise includes creating, launching and building world-class/market-leading luxury hospitality brands that are unique, differentiated, relevant and profitable. In addition to brand creation and curation, Walshe is vastly experienced in organizational growth, new market entry, revenue generation & management, distribution & digital platforms, marketing, communications, and operations. He is renowned for creating hotel experiences of absolute individuality, that consistently deliver extraordinary service. He has a track record of delivering rapid organizational transformations and turnarounds in highly challenging business circumstances and delivering premium returns for owners, both owners of the corporate entities he has led and for individual owners of managed hotel assets.

Walshe is an extremely passionate culture builder with a proven and measurable record of organizational cultural improvement, leading to market-leading belonging and satisfaction metrics. Walshe is considered by peers and partners to be highly creative and innovative, with profound strategic capabilities.

From 2011 to 2023, Bill Walshe was CEO of the award-winning modern luxury hotel group Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. In 2022 the brand was ranked 10th in the world in the coveted Travel & Leisure World’s Best awards. Previous experiences with Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, Jumeirah Group and The Doyle Collection qualify Walshe as one of the most experienced leaders in the independent luxury hospitality market globally.

Walshe is an advisor to numerous brands in luxury hospitality and related fields and has served on the Advisory Board of American Express Travel and the CEO committee of The Global Hotel Alliance.

Walshe is a prominent and in-demand public speaker on the subjects of business ideology & leadership, luxury service, and brand management. He is also considered an authority on hospitality culture creation and activation and launched his cultural platform PRIDEOLOGY® in a 2017 TEDx talk.