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Campbell GRAY Hotels
Campbell GRAY Hotels to open impressive new wellness retreat, Palácio de Canavezes, near Porto in Portugal
29 July 2020
Dramatic 52-bedroom former Palace hotel to open in Spring 2021 with world-class thermal spa and wellness facilities, PUREGRAY.
Portugal’s Palácio de Canavezes, a former Palace hotel visited by the Portuguese Royal Family and renowned for its famous thermal waters, is to become the latest opening from Campbell Gray Hotels, the bespoke international hotel operator renowned for its luxury hospitality and design.
Campbell GRAY Hotels to join Global Hotel Alliance – the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands
28 Nov 19
Campbell Gray Hotels, the bespoke international hotel operator renowned for its luxury hospitality and design, is joining Global Hotel Alliance, the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. The Alliance has been highly successful at uniting innovative and like-minded hotel brands since it was founded in 2004 and now counts over 30 hotel brands, with 550 hotels in 78 countries in its portfolio of members.
Campbell GRAY Hotels appoints new Operations Director and creates new role of Area Manager, Beirut and Amman
03 Oct 19
Simon Venison (left) and Georges Ojeil (right)
Campbell Gray Hotels, the bespoke international hotel operator renowned for its luxury hospitality and design, has made two key appointments as it focuses on continued development and expansion, especially in Europe and the Middle East.
Georges Ojeil is promoted to the new role of Area Manager, Beirut and Amman to oversee Le Gray, Beirut as well as Campbell Gray Living and the forthcoming Campbell Gray hotel, both in Amman in Jordan.
Campbell Gray Hotels has also appointed a new Operations Director, Simon Venison, a well-known and respected hotelier with decades of experience in operations as well as development and asset management.
Simon joins the group after substantial management experience gained at properties including St. James Club and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Beach Club Resort and Spa in Dubai; Grosvenor House Apartments for Jumeirah in London; and the Abu Dhabi Tourism Development Company….
Campbell GRAY Hotels announces the opening of The Machrie Hotel
06 Aug 18
Gordon Campbell Gray, Founder of Campbell GRAY Hotels announces the much-anticipated opening of The Machrie Hotel and Links on Islay.
The Machrie Hotel has been closed for the last few years and, following a complete renovation and expansion, will re-open in late-August 2018. The Machrie sits on seven miles of glorious, pristine beach, which guests can access via a private footpath.
The opening of The Merchant House in Manama, Bahrain
Courtesy of international hotelier Gordon Campbell Gray, the hotly-anticipated The Merchant House in Manama, Bahrain, is set to open its doors in September this year.
Located next to the vibrant Bab el-Bahrain Souk, the hotel development comes at an exciting time as the surrounding area is currently being regenerated, re-establishing the prominence of the old Souk and original heart of Manama.
Campbell Gray Living wins Five Star Award at Africa & Arabia Awards
Al Seraje Real Estate, part of the Audeh Group, have won the five-star award for the “Mixed Use Development – Jordan” for the project Campbell Gray Amman the hotel and Campbell Gray Living Amman at the Africa & Arabia Property Awards 2017-2018, one of the most prestigious industry events in the region.
The project also received awards for “Interior Design Apartment – Jordan” and “Residential High-rise Architecture – Jordan” categories.
Campbell Gray Living wins triple accolade at Property Awards
Campbell Gray Living have won three awards at the Africa & Arabia Property Awards 2017-2018, one of the most prestigious industry events in the region. The company won the following accolades:
Award winner – Mixed Use Development Jordan
Award winner – Residential High-Rise Architecture Jordan
Award winner – Interior Design Apartment Jordan
Campbell Gray Hotels to oversee The Farmington Hotel
The Farmington’s investors, AJA Group, approached Campbell Gray Hotels to offer its international experience of management services and to assist in training schemes for its planned workforce.
The Farmington Hotel, Liberia, located close to Robertsfield Airport is set to debut this month. The hotel, which comprises 164 rooms and suites, will be the first of its kind in this developing country and will appeal to business travellers and airline personnel for whom proximity to the airport is important.
Campbell GRAY Hotels becomes part of The Audeh Group
01 Mar 15
The Audeh Group are sole owners and developers of the Campbell Gray Living development in Amman which will feature the latest Campbell Gray Hotel.
Campbell Gray Hotels is now poised to undertake significant expansion with new hotels planned in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Notable projects include The Phoenicia Malta and The Machrie, Islay in Scotland.
Le Gray, Beirut, a Campbell Gray hotel, secures prestigious award for the best hotel architecture and interior design in the Middle East
Le Gray Beirut, a Campbell Gray Hotel, has been chosen as the Best Hotel for Architecture and Interior Design, in the Middle East, at the prestigious Prix Villegiature Awards 2019. The awards ceremony was held on 14 October, 2019 at the historical Château de Ferrières, France.
World Travel Awards 2019 Lebanon’s Leading Luxury Hotel
Le Gray, Beirut has been voted Lebanon’s Leading Luxury Award 2019 which was announced during a grandiose gala organized by the World Travel Awards in Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.
World Travel Awards 2019 Lebanon’s Leading Luxury Hotel
Le Gray, Beirut has been voted Lebanon’s Leading Luxury Award 2019 which was announced during a grandiose gala organized by the World Travel Awards in Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.
Villegiature Awards 2018 – Le Gray Puts Lebanon in the Limelight
Le Gray, Beirut awarded the Prix Villegiature 2018
Villegiature Awards 2018 Best Swimming Pool in the Middle East
Le Gray’s rooftop infinity glass pool was awarded the Villegiature best Swimming Pool in the Middle East
Villegiature Awards 2018 Top 5 Best Hotel in the Middle East
Le Gray Beirut was named by Villegiature Awards among the 5 finalists for the Grand Prix of the Best Hotel in the Middle East.
Expert’s Choice Award for Le Gray, Beirut
Le Gray, Beirut winns coveted Expert’s Choice Award from TripExpert.com.
TripExpert uses expert reviews from travel guides, magazines, newspapers and other respected travel sources and with accolades from The Telegraph, Afar Magazine and Travel + Leisure, Le Gray is listed as one of the best rated hotels in Beirut and also received TripExpert’s Best of Beirut award.
Le Gray, Beirut amoung top 25 luxury hotels in the Middle East
Le Gray, Beirut has made it to the 25 top luxury hotels in the Middle East to win TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice Award.
The Travellers’ Choice award is the result of millions of reviews and opinions collected during the year from TripAdvisor. The hotel made it onto more than one list in the region in the categories of Luxury Hotels, and Service.
PureGray Health Club & Spa Wins Hotel Best Spa Lebanon
Le Gray Beirut is delighted to announce that PureGray has been awarded Lebanon’s Best Hotel Spa 2017 by the World Spa Awards.
New Conference & Events Facilities for Le Gray Beirut
Le Gray, Beirut is in the final stages of an exciting extension project to include business and events facilities, a new lobby lounge, an exhibition venue and 16 new guestrooms.
The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links
The Machrie Hotel & Links featured in ‘The 8 best safaris to take in the UK’.
We are excited that the kayak tour at The Machrie Hotel & Links has been listed among the Top 8 Best Safaris in the UK by Condé Nast.
The Machrie Hotel & Links selected among the Best Golf courses in Scotland by Golf Digest
We are very proud to announce that The Machrie Hotel & Links has been selected from over 550 golf courses in Scotland, to feature on the Golf Digest “Best golf courses in every country” list for 2020
The Machrie named in the National Club Golfer Top 100 for GB & Ireland and Scotland
The Machrie listed in several of Golf World's Top 100 definitive guides to the UK and Europe's best golf courses
We are delighted to announce that in 2019 The Machrie Hotel & Links has been named in the following Top 100s by Golf World.
The Machrie Hotel awarded Best Seaview Hotel 2019 by the Lux Life Magazine
The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links has been awarded “Best Seaview Hotel 2019 – Argyll & Bute” by the prestigious Lux Life Magazine.
Race to The Machrie 2019
An exciting new Golfing event has been established at the Machrie Hotel & Links, in conjunction with Paul Lawrie Foundation and Barrie Douglas Foundation. The 2019 competition has been a great success, with many talented junior golfers taking part.
The Machrie Hotel has won 2 Awards at the Prestige Hotel Awards 2019
We are delighted to announce that The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links have won 2 awards at the Scotland’s Prestige Hotel Awards in Glasgow. The Hotel has won the following prizes;
- Winner – Best Newcomer – The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links
- Highly Commended – Best General Manager – Iain Hamilton, The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links
The Machrie Hotel have won 3 Regional Awards at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2019
We are delighted to announce that The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links have won 3 Regional Awards this afternoon at the Scottish Hotel Awards, Highland and Islands Regional Event in Inverness. The Hotel has been awarded the following categories;
- Islands Luxury Business Hotel of the Year 2019
- Islands Small Conference Hotel of the Year 2019
- Islands Golf Hotel of the Year 2019
The Machrie Golf Course called a "Scottish golf’s true prize jewels"
The newly renovated Machrie golf course was reviewed by Michael McEwan from Bunkered, the online golf magazine, and passed with flying colours.
The Machrie Golf course named one of "Top 5 Golf Life Moments in 2018"
The The Machrie Golf course was named one of “Top 5 Golf Life Moments in 2018” by Martin Kaufmann of the Golf Week.
CNN: The world of golf course design
The Merchant House
The Merchant House, Bahrain awarded Best Lobby & Public Spaces by AHEAD MEA 2019 Hospitality Awards
The Merchant House, Bahrain’s first boutique hotel to receive a five-star rating, has been recognized as the Best Lobby and Public Spaces by AHEAD MEA 2019 Hospitality Awards at an Award Ceremony held at Caesars Forum at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, UAE on 13 November 2019.
Indigo rooftop restaurant at the Merchant House introduces refreshing new summer menu
Indigo, the stunning rooftop restaurant at luxury boutique hotel, The Merchant House, Bahrain, part of the upscale Campbell Gray Hotels, has refreshed its menu for the season. Inspired by the travel experiences of Executive Chef Robert Shipman, the new summer menu incorporates in-season ingredients and high-quality products.
The Merchant House, Bahrain is the Coolest Hotel to Check into this Summer
The award-winning Merchant House, Bahrain’s first boutique hotel to be awarded a five-star rating, is inviting guests to discover its unique charms and take advantage of its very special summer offer.
The Merchant House, Bahrain Named Boutique Hotel of the Year
All-suite property, The Merchant House Bahrain, scooped the accolade for the Boutique Hotel at the Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2019 by Hotel & Catering News Middle East.
The Merchant House, Bahrain reveals PureGray Spa & Gym
The award winning Merchant House, Bahrain’s first boutique hotel to be awarded a five-star rating, is inviting Bahraini residents to check in and switch off for the day at their PureGray Spa & Gym. Situated in the heart of Manama’s old town, the all-suite property – part of upscale Campbell Gray Hotels – PureGray Spa’s holistic approach makes it the ideal choice for residents looking to relax the mind, body and soul.
Campbell Gray Hotels Opens Bahrain’s First Five Star Boutique Hotel, The Merchant House
As we welcome in the new year, Bahrain has even more to celebrate in 2019 with the opening of its much-anticipated boutique hotel, The Merchant House. Campbell Gray Hotels made its debut in the GCC this month with the opening of the stunning all-suite property in Manama, the first boutique hotel in Bahrain to be awarded a five star rating.
Reservations now open for The Merchant House, Manama, Bahrain
The Merchant House, Manama, Bahrain is now accepting reservations gearing up for the property’s official opening in January 2019.
The Merchant House, Manama, Bahrain joins the prestigious 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World'
Bahrain’s highly anticipated all-suite hotel, The Merchant House – a Campbell Gray Hotel- is proud to announce that it has joined the portfolio of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). SLH comprises of small, independently owned luxury hotels around the world and has more than 500 hotels covering 80 countries in its exclusive membership.
Campbell Gray Hotels announces the opening of the Merchant House in Manama, Bahrain in 2018
Courtesy of international hotelier Gordon Campbell Gray, the hotly-anticipated The Merchant House in Manama, Bahrain, is set to open its doors later this year.
Campbell Gray Living Amman
Campbell Gray Living and Campbell Gray Hotel Amman Donates 100,000 Jordanian Dinars to ‘Himmet Watan’ Fund
In response to the economic and social situation of the COVID-19 crisis, and as part of their social and national responsibilities, Mr. Issa Nassif Audeh, Chairman of Audeh Group – the developing company of Campbell Gray Hotel and Campbell Gray Living Amman, the award-winning mixed-used development, announced the company’s contribution of 100,000 Jordanian Dinars to the ‘Himmet Wattan’ Fund, to aid their ongoing efforts. This contribution comes in-line with the company’s commitment to support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein and the local community.
The Perfect Time to Experience Luxurious and Healthy Living at Campbell Gray Living Amman
As circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus in the Kingdom continue to improve thanks to the tireless efforts of the Jordanian government, Campbell Gray Living Amman is ready and waiting to continue providing a healthy and idyllic lifestyle experience, just in time for a great summer and through the rest of the year.
The development has new and enticing leasing and buying opportunities available on apartments, offices and retail spaces for potential tenants to discover the unique Campbell Gray lifestyle, and experience the perfect balance of luxury, privacy, security and cleanliness. Resident health and safety have always been among Campbell Gray Living’s top priorities, which is why both residences and office spaces feature daily housekeeping services, as well as a full-premises cleaning and sanitization, to ensure the highest level of hygiene at all times.
Residents also enjoy a wide range of luxurious amenities, from the bottom of the building featuring a private parking garage, to the top floor where the members-only lounge provides an exclusive space to relax and socialize while soaking up the sun and enjoying stunning views. Situated in the heart of the capital’s new commercial and retail epicentre, Campbell Gray Living’s boutique retail space, The Valley, offers a wealth of entertainment— from gourmet classic dishes at hangar1, to premium shopping, to captivating art installations at The Corner art space. Campbell Gray Living Amman has all the essentials for a genuine luxury lifestyle experience that has to be lived to believed.
Campbell Gray Living Amman Announces Partnership with Migrate to Open Business Hub
Campbell Gray Living Amman (CGL) is proud to announce their recent partnership with Migrate – a Business Services and Solution Provider assisting enterprises in setting-up, operating, and expanding into and out of markets – to launch a new Business Hub in the CGL offices in Abdali.
CGL Amman is magnifying its work aspect by launching the CGL Amman Business Hub, a fully managed corporate facility where members and visitors are served and treated with the highest level of professionalism and customer service. Set to be located on the ground and first floor, the Business Hub will also include Amman’s first walk-in Corporate Mall, offering its members exclusive corporate services and solutions with a range of local and global opportunities.
Working with its clients to address business challenges and support their growth while reducing cost and risk, CGL Amman and Migrate’s partnership will further boost corporate capital, giving their clients the ultimate destination to ‘Live, Work, and Play’.
In addition to corporate services and solutions, members will have access to any of the Business Hub’s various existing locations world-wide. There are currently three Business Hubs in Amman and multiple convenient business locations in the North and South of Jordan. Migrate also operates in America, Europe, and various locations in the MENA region and will be expanding rapidly around the Globe.
Campbell Gray Living Amman Sponsors Harley Davidson Royal Tour
Campbell Gray Living Amman sponsored Harley Davidson’s Royal Tour 2019 – a tour that takes riders on exhilarating journeys to explore some of the best roads for Harley motorcycles. The Royal Tour ran for two days, from the 20th to 22nd of September, taking riders along to various breathtaking local destinations.
As part of its sponsorship and commitment to promoting Jordan and its local market, Campbell Gray Living Amman opened the doors of its very own The Valley – a commercial hub of arts and culture – to accommodate the Royal Tour’s registrants on the 19th of September, a day before the official tour. A total of 400 riders from Jordan and around the region registered, bringing together an array of diversified participants and turning the tour into a royal success. The day was concluded with an honoring ceremony and a cocktail reception to recognize the events’ sponsors.
Campbell Gray Living Amman has supported numerous local talents and initiatives that build social and cultural capital. It has long been their promise to promote the local market, and they have proved it time and time again.
Campbell Gray Living Amman Participates in Skyline Expo
Campbell Gray Living Amman, the award-winning mixed-use development in Amman’s new downtown district of Abdali, is proud to announce its participation in the Skyline Expo, which took place in Mecca Mall on August 21 for four days.
This international exhibition serves as the perfect forum for the stunning mixed-use development, which is managed by Al Seraje Real Estate, to demonstrate the unique lifestyle services and stunning residences that have made it one of Amman’s hottest properties, as well as the office, retail, and leisure options that the project encompasses.
The expo features and stalls from the Kingdom’s foremost real estate properties and property agents, as well as prominent businesses from a number of other sectors.
Campbell Gray Living Amman is presenting its extraordinary array of residences from 4-11pm between August 21 and 24, all of which will be open to the public.
The Skyline Expo is returning to Jordan for the third time, since making its debut appearance in 2017, bring real estate developers under one roof targeting more than 20 thousand visitors providing unprecedented opportunities and attractive prices in the real estate industry, reviving the real estate sector in Jordan.
Campbell Gray Living Amman Nominated for World Travel Awards 2020
Campbell Gray Living Amman has been nominated for the World Travel Awards™ under the category, “Leading Serviced Apartments 2020.”
Campbell Gray Living Amman has been nominated for this prestigious award in recognition of its dedication to excellence in the industry and its own unique approach to luxury lifestyles and leisure which provides residents with all the comforts and luxuries of a branded, serviced home, delivered in a manner that is utterly personalized and bespoke. The Campbell Gray Living experience combines the best of art, culture, unique tastes and aesthetic elegance to create the ultimate lifestyle experience.
The World Travel Awards™ acknowledges, rewards and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries, and is globally recognized today as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.
Campbell Gray Living Amman Brings Belgian Interior Decoration Brand Flamant to Jordan Under the Umbrella of International Brands ltd.
Campbell Gray Living Amman, the award-winning mixed-use development in Amman’s new downtown district of Abdali, is proud to announce the first ever arrival of the iconic interior decoration brand and official furniture supplier to the Belgian Royal court, Flamant, to Jordan. In an exclusive agreement with International Brands ltd., Flamant is set to launch their premiere retail shop located in CGL Amman’s boutique retail space, The Valley, in February 2020 in an event held under the patronage of the Belgium ambassador.
International Brands ltd. is the official franchisee of Flamant in Jordan, and soon to be launched in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The opening of their first retail store in Jordan and 42nd store in the world, marks an important milestone for Flamant as they continue with plans to further expand the Flamant concept and their global presence.
Kurt Moons, CEO Flamant Design, said, “I am very pleased to have found a professional partner in the region of Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. I am confident that this partner, who is the expert in franchising, will bring our brand to the market in the right way.”
Rami Muhaisen, CEO of International Brands, added, “We’re thrilled to be bringing the Flamant brand and their stunning visual style to Jordan, its warm, vibrant aesthetic is a refreshing addition to the market.”
Saad Audeh, Chairman of Campbell Gray Hotels, added that Flamant brings together a balance of class and comfort, making it an ideal addition to the unique, refined atmosphere at The Valley.
The new Flamant store is set to be the perfect place to find refreshing and vibrant interior design furniture, decorations and gifts, offering a lively, artisanal collection of beautiful and chic furnishings and accents, inspired by cultures around the world to produce unique, one-of-kind furniture. Each piece is produced in small workshops using authentic methods to ensure an immaculately crafted product that is the perfect addition to make any house, a home.
The Campbell Gray Living Amman Vision for the Future
CGL Amman Wraps Up a Successful Year and Looks Forward to 2020
For Campbell Gray Living Amman 2019 has been a remarkable year full of proud achievements.
CGL Amman offers a full range of fully-serviced residences and high-end offices and retail shops providing the perfect balance of chic, modern aesthetic and luxury for an inimitable lifestyle experience, so it comes as no surprise that the development is in high demand. During 2019 CGL Amman sold and leased 50% of all available luxury residences, offices, and retail shops.
Regarding the Development’s highly successful year, Saad Audeh, Chairman of Campbell Gray Hotels, said, “CGL Amman began the year with ambitious goals and a vision of what we wanted to accomplish. I am proud to say we have not only reached those goals, but thoroughly exceeded all expectations. 2019 was a great year for CGL Amman, and we are looking forward to what’s in store for 2020.”
CGL Amman had abundant achievements over the year, but the success was not only limited to Jordan; the global brand saw many achievements worldwide. In 2019 Campbell Gray Hotels launched multiple stunning luxury international hotels such as Merchant House in Bahrain, Alex in Zurich and The Machrie in Scotland. CGH will continue its global expansion even further and plans to launch their hotel in Amman soon.
Campbell Gray Living Amman Keeps Its Eye on the Ball Supporting Local Talent
Campbell Gray Living Amman teamed up with Hope of Jordan, an organization who aims to provide 3X3 Basketball championships to athletes of the game.
Campbell Gray Living Amman was proud to sponsor the championship, which took place at the Boulevard and Abdali Mall, and to show its support for the local sports talent, including some of its own employees who are part of the Basketball Nation Team in Jordan. In the past, the 3X3 basketball tournament has successfully given athletes a chance to qualify on an international level and Campbell Gray Living Amman is pleased to add momentum to propelling Jordan’s best into the global sphere of competition.
This was Campbell Gray Living Amman’s first time sponsoring the event and marks the beginning of a bright future nurturing the wide array of gifted locals in the Kingdom of Jordan, not only for athletes, but across the entire spectrum of abundant talents in the region.
Campbell GRAY Living Amman Unveils REFLECTION Sculpture to Public
The Gravity-Defying Piece by Belgian Artist ‘Zivo’ becomes new Artistic Centrepiece for The Valley
Campbell GRAY Living Amman has once again boosted its cultural capital by unveiling a bold new artwork in the centre of its boutique retail space, The Valley. The sculpture, entitled REFLECTION, represents the strength and unity of the family throughout the turbulence and adversities of life in today’s ever-changing world and was created by Belgian-born, France-based artist Zivo.
The Valley has already cemented its place as the upcoming centre for Amman’s flourishing art scene, with a number of high-profile exhibitions and displays taking place at its gallery, The Corner. With the unveiling of REFLECTION, Campbell GRAY Living Amman is moving culture into focus, by installing the 5 metre high gravity-defying sculpture as a centrepiece for the entire retail space, where it will be seen by thousands of people.
As its title suggests, the sculpture is a reflection upon family, unity and balance, encouraging contemplation and evoking feelings of happiness and optimism in the viewer. Three figures, a family, standing united, strong and grounded on an undulating, perfectly balanced inverted semi-sphere, depicting the ever-changing world we live in.
The sculpture is now open to the public and can be found in the centre of The Valley in Abdali. The Valley is home not only to great and empowering art, but also boutique retail locations and gourmet restaurants, such as the newly-opened hangar1 dining concept.
Campbell Gray Living Amman Launches ‘hangar1’ – an Aviation-Inspired Restaurant
Over the past year, Amman’s new downtown district of Abdali has witnessed a surge in culture, thanks to The Valley, Campbell Gray Living Amman’s boutique retail space.
To boost the cultural capital of The Valley, Campbell Gray is proud to announce the launch of its first restaurant – hangar1. Combining a bold, nostalgic ambience with its menu of delicious and comforting classics of steaks, chicken, burgers and fries, hangar1 offers something unique that is designed to awaken the child in all of us.
The interior design of the restaurant draws on the aesthetics, aviation and air travel, creating a truly unique perspective on the modern restaurant that needs to be seen to be believed. Containing many elements styled after or actually made from old airplanes, this culinary experience is meant to bring customers back to their youth and re-embrace the wonders of a child-like imagination once again.
The ambience in this comfortable and retro-styled setting is ideal for spending time with family and friends. The walls are adorned with original works by the acclaimed street artist Ernest Zacharevic, whose subversive public work led to his being dubbed ‘the Banksy of Malaysia.”