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founder and creative director, Bill Bensley
Bangkok, Thailand

Bill Bensley is world renowned for his outstanding, unique and inspiring award-winning hotel, landscape and interior designs and eye-catching architecture. He is also a concerned conservationist and passionate philanthropist. Bill’s philosophy is “besides having as much fun as possible, to help the needy, to educate, help animals and help the planet via conservation”.

Bill has seamlessly and brilliantly combined his passions to benefit the environments and communities in which he has created his incredible projects. Affectionately known as the “Willy Wonka of Design”, Bill is a highly qualified jack of all trades - gardener, fisherman, architect, interior designer, lover of all things natural, and most of all, a wide-ranging explorer of as many corners of the earth as he can. In 2020, Bill shared the culmination of his life’s work to date in a free-open source white paper, “Sensible Sustainable Solutions” for hotel designers, owners and operators to design better hotels, fight climate change and generally make the world a better place.

The paper covers three core pillars; to build with a purpose, think locally and sustainably and build sensibly in terms of building materials and energy conservation. Download in English and Chinese at

Bensley, is a small atelier of youthful energetic architects, interior designers, artists and landscape architects that know no limits.

They are based in Bangkok and Bali. Since 1989, Bensley has been designing some of the worlds most iconic hotels, resorts, spas, homes and sometimes even palaces.