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Bill Bensley

Founder of BENSLEY

Bill Bensley Bill Bensley is world renown 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, painter, 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.

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The solutions nature provides: how can hotels contribute and benefit?

The solutions nature provides: how can hotels contribute and benefit?I am a big believer in - however odd it may sound - really listening to Mother Earth. Nature provides so much that can be used without harming her… Natural light… Why rely on fossil fuels and electricity to light our hotel rooms during the day? The majority of hotel projects worldwide to date are designed to have natural light from just one aspect/side of the room, creating rooms where one needs to turn on the light at noon.
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