Campbell Gray Hotels is delighted to announce the appointment of Alan O’Dea as Managing Director. O’Dea joins the Campbell Gray Hotels team following a successful and varied 20-year career in the hospitality sector.
Further to gaining a degree in Hotel & Catering Management at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in his native Ireland, O’Dea has since held a number of senior positions within globally-recognised hospitality groups including, most recently, spending 12 years with the Swiss-based Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts where he resided in Paris, Zurich, Cairo and Dubai in his role as Senior Vice President Africa.
Prior to joining Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, O’Dea was Regional Director of Revenue Management France for InterContinental Hotels Group and Director of Revenue Management for Le Meridien Hotels in Paris.
Through his time spent working in Dubai, O’Dea developed a deep understanding of - and connection to - the Middle East, leaving him perfectly positioned to take up his new role at Campbell Gray Hotels, whose flagship properties include Le Gray in Beirut, Campbell Gray Living Hotel & Residences in Amman, Jordan, The Phoenicia in Malta, and the soon to open, The Merchant House in Bahrain.
O’Dea joins the team at a particularly exciting time as a number of new properties have recently joined the Campbell Gray Hotels portfolio including The Machrie Hotel & Links in Islay, Scotland which opened in September 2018, The Merchant House in Manama, Bahrain which will open at the end of this month and Alex, a Campbell Gray Hotel which will open on Lake Zurich, Switzerland this spring.
As Managing Director, O’Dea will oversee the day-to-day running of the company and ensure the continued high-performance of its six hotels and its Campbell Gray Living arm.
Founder of Campbell Gray Hotels, Gordon Campbell Gray, retains an integral role in the company preserving the high standards for which Campbell Gray Hotels is known, overseeing hotel design implementation, and protecting the company’s unique DNA for the future.
Commenting on O’Dea’s appointment, Gordon Campbell Gray said “It’s a pleasure to welcome Alan as Managing Director of Campbell Gray Hotels. His role will be crucial as the company continues to evolve. We’re looking forward to an exciting year ahead and to continued success”.
Saad Audeh, Chairman of Campbell Gray Hotels and Founder of its parent company, The Audeh Group said “We are delighted to welcome Alan to the team and are confident his diverse experience will be invaluable as he leads our ongoing expansion. He will also combine some of our other hospitality and engineering divisions, providing more services to developers and our existing portfolio”.
About Campbell Gray Hotels
Campbell Gray Hotels® is an international hotel management company focussed on creating and designing a collection of highly individual hotels around the world. With its parent company, the Audeh Group, Campbell Gray Hotels is an owner-operator and with this comes a complete and comprehensive understanding of what it takes to develop, own and operate hotels, residences, offices and retail. This year, Alex - Lake Zurich in Switzerland joins the portfolio of Campbell Gray Hotels. Further developments at Campbell Gray Living Amman, Jordan - Campbell Gray Hotels’ award-winning mixed-use property – will be announced soon.