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The Team

The team at Campbell Gray Hotels hold a vast amount of experience across multiple disciplines of hotel management and development.

In addition to the core team based in our London offices, we have access to the various resources of the Audeh Group of Companies.

Gordon Campbell Gray

The founder of Campbell GRAY Hotels and the creative force behind iconic hotels such as Le Gray in Beirut, One Aldwych in London and Carlisle Bay in Antigua.

Gordon is a trained hotelier and gained his initial experience working in large hotel companies, but always had a desire to focus on the smaller individual hotel sector.

He is involved in every aspect of the creation, design and philosophy of his hotels and personally curates their extensive contemporary art collections.

During his twenties he spent several years running Save the Children projects in Bangladesh, Morocco and Nicaragua. He is a Vice President of Save the Children and an ardent fundraiser for many other charities. He is passionate about the environment, encouraging other hoteliers to do more to take care of our planet.

He was named Hotelier of the Year at the 2002 Catey Awards and received the first Leading Legend award from Leading Hotels of the World in 2010. He was recognised again by the Hotel Cateys in 2011 with an Outstanding Contribution to the Hotel Industry award.

Alan O’Dea

Managing Director

Alan has held senior positions in Paris, Zurich and Cairo for IHG and Le Meridien and lately 12 years with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Dubai as Senior Vice President Africa and Executive Committee member, managing a portfolio of 25 properties. Alan manages the team and the running of Campbell GRAY Hotels, and other businesses within the Audeh Group.

Nicholas Glenister

Finance Director

Nick joined from Dorchester Collection where he was Area Director of Finance for over 7 years, playing an instrumental role in openings of Coworth Park and 45 Park Lane. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with Maybourne Hotel Group as Director of Finance at both Claridge’s and The Connaught. He joined Campbell GRAY Hotels as Finance Director in November 2015. He is also an active supporter of the Princes Trust charity.

Spencer Yeo

Development & Commercial Director

Spencer has worked extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the US. Initially specialising in sales & marketing, he moved into general management during his time at Viceroy Hotels. He has opened a number of high profile properties and brings a wealth of experience. Spencer joined Campbell Gray Hotels as head of operations and now leads commercial activities and is part of the development team, based in London.

Alain Osta

Regional Development Director – MEA

Following his MBA, Alain joined the development team at Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, working on 9 hotels and residences in the MEA region before joining Emaar where he successfully developed over 15 mixed use projects. Alain returns to Campbell GRAY Hotels after having worked at Le Gray Beirut in 2009 and leads our development in the
Middle East and Africa.

Daniel Falzon

Human Resources Director

After studying clinical and organisational psychology, Daniel went on to hold senior roles in both operations and human resources in some of Venice’s best hotels. He spent 7 years as Area Human Resources Manager for the Hotel Excelsior, Hotel des Bains and Villa Cipriani, overseeing 450 associates. He now oversees all human
resources activities for the group.

Catherine O’Connor

Finance Project Manager

Catherine started her career in London with Intercontinental, before being involved in several high profile openings including Conrad in Chelsea Harbour and The Metropolitan Park Lane. Catherine’s current role covers internal auditing, financial reporting and implementation of all accounting systems.

Oliver Naufal

Creative Development

After completing his Master’s degree in Business Administration, Oliver gained experience working across a wide range of departments in luxury hotels in Europe and the US for Intercontinental and Four Seasons. Oliver joined the pre-opening team at Le Gray, Beirut and works on all of the group’s creative work.

Anne Schaeflein

Project Development Manager

Anne’s experience in 5-star hospitality includes The Gleneagles Hotel and General Manager posts at various Relais & Chateaux, Dakota Glasgow, The Montpellier Chapter in Cheltenham and our own The Machrie, Islay. She co-founded Cellarmasters & Mor and created an award-winning ‘Best Deli in Scotland’. Anne now overlooks strategic projects, quality control, refurbishments and new openings.

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Technical Services

With comprehensive experience and infrastructure we create, design, manage and build hotels, resorts and branded residences. We are flexible, collaborative and will work together with you to deliver something unique with real value. We get involved with all aspects of the projects and never stop innovating.

Design

It’s all in the detail. From concepts to fabrics, everything matters.

We believe passionately in creating original ideas by being aware of the market, the local context and always asking ourselves – who is this for and what do they want?

Concepts

Whether it is a new build or the re-positioning of an existing property we like to be involved from the start to develop the concepts and vision for each project.

We believe hotels should be individual, true to their location and most of all work for your guests.

Environment

Part of our philosophy is to be environmentally considerate and we implement new and innovative green technology in our hotels wherever possible.

As an example, our hotel pools are chlorine free. Instead of harsh chemicals, a mineral cleansing system is used to remove bacteria and algae. As a result, any water flushed from the pool is harmless to the environment.

Operations

Our experienced operations team guide the hotel team in the running of the hotel and promote our established best practices. Ensuring all our hotels are the very best in class.

Human Resources

Covering everything from senior team recruitment, guidance on legislation and implementing our proven standards manual ‘It’s all about Service’. We train our staff to provide the very best, authentic service. It’s what we do.

Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management

We work with each hotel to design and implement a winning sales, marketing & revenue management strategy. Including everything from guidance on the best revenue management systems to website build and brand development. We tailor everything to the destination and our guests, implementing regular reviews to ensure we remain ahead.

Finance

Our financial team provide a comprehensive service covering everything from pre-opening financial planning and projections, right through to annual budget management, benchmarking and oversight of capital expenditure projects.

Public Relations & Media

Using our established network of press and media contacts around the world we will work with you to ensure a robust public relations strategy is in place.

Food

Our bars, restaurants & lounges are the heart of the hotel. We take the time to devise individual concepts that work for each outlet and the market. We do all this with a touch of wit and excitement to create, not just hotel facilities but, true destinations.

Wellness & Fitness

We can guide all aspects of creating a seamless Health Club & Spa experience, from design to facility and equipment recommendations.

We also have our own concept; PureGray Health Club & Spa. Our commitment to the environment is embodied by PureGray. Our Health Clubs & Spas feature chlorine free pools, natural products, alternative therapies and a space for yoga.

Information Technology

Our experienced IT team can make system recommendations or offer support with integration and set up.

Providing day to day IT support for our hotels, the team are also on hand for project management and ensuring the right technology is in place.

Private Residences

The residences at Campbell Gray Living are designed to deliver comfort and contemporary living.

Thoughtfully designed layouts and appointed with premium materials to reflect the elegant style synonymous with Campbell Gray Hotels.

Serviced Apartments

Privacy of an apartment, with all the magic of a hotel.

The serviced apartments at Campbell Gray Living offer the best of both worlds; the comfort of an apartment with the service of a hotel.

Offices

Our offices offer a totally new way to work.

Office space will provide access to private spaces for meetings & conferences as well as restaurants and catering. All with five-star service in a building that is manned 24/7. Our office developments include serviced offices, as well as core & shell space.

Imagine working through the night on an important project, and being able to ring the hotel to ask for a midnight feast.

Retail

The Campbell Gray Living concept wouldn’t be complete without retail space for individual boutiques and great restaurants.

Creating the buzz, on the doorstep of the development.