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Campbell GRAY Hotels

Campbell GRAY Hotels to join Global Hotel Alliance – the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands

28 Nov 19

Global Hotel Alliance

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.

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Campbell GRAY Hotels appoints new Operations Director and creates new role of Area Manager, Beirut and Amman

03 Oct 19

Simon VenisonGeorges Ojeil

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….

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Campbell GRAY Hotels announces the opening of The Machrie Hotel

06 Aug 18

World Travel Awards 2019 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.

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The opening of The Merchant House in Manama, Bahrain
09 May 18

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.

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Campbell Gray Living wins Five Star Award at Africa & Arabia Awards
08 Sep 17

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.

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Campbell Gray Living wins triple accolade at Property Awards
10 Jul 17

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

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Campbell Gray Hotels to oversee The Farmington Hotel
30 Jun 17

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.

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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.

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Le Gray

Le Gray, Beirut, a Campbell Gray hotel, secures prestigious award for the best hotel architecture and interior design in the Middle East
02 Dec 19
World Travel Awards 2019 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.

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World Travel Awards 2019 Lebanon’s Leading Luxury Hotel
25 Apr 19
World Travel Awards 2019 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.

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World Travel Awards 2019 Lebanon’s Leading Luxury Hotel
25 Apr 19
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
17 Oct 18
Le Gray, Beirut awarded the Prix Villegiature 2018

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Villegiature Awards 2018 Best Swimming Pool in the Middle East
17 Oct 18
Le Gray’s rooftop infinity glass pool was awarded the Villegiature best Swimming Pool in the Middle East

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Villegiature Awards 2018 Top 5 Best Hotel in the Middle East
17 Oct 18
Le Gray Beirut was named by Villegiature Awards among the 5 finalists for the Grand Prix of the Best Hotel in the Middle East.

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Expert’s Choice Award for Le Gray, Beirut
06 Mar 18
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.

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Le Gray, Beirut amoung top 25 luxury hotels in the Middle East
26 Jan 18
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.

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PureGray Health Club & Spa Wins Hotel Best Spa Lebanon
14 Dec 17
Le Gray Beirut is delighted to announce that PureGray has been awarded Lebanon’s Best Hotel Spa 2017 by the World Spa Awards.

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New Conference & Events Facilities for Le Gray Beirut
15 Mar 17
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.

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The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links

The Machrie Hotel & Links selected among the Best Golf courses in Scotland by Golf Digest
15 Jan 2020
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

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The Machrie named in the National Club Golfer Top 100 for GB & Ireland and Scotland
19 Dec 2019
We are very proud to announce that The Machrie Hotel & Links has been selected by National Club Golfer in their list of Top 100 for GB & Ireland and Scotland;

National Club Golfer – GB & Ireland – No.47
National Club Golfer – Scotland – No.29

The Machrie listed in several of Golf World's Top 100 definitive guides to the UK and Europe's best golf courses
19 Dec 2019
We are delighted to announce that in 2019 The Machrie Hotel & Links has been named in the following Top 100s by Golf World.

Golf World – Top 100 Golf Courses – UK & Ireland – No.47
Golf World – Top 100 Golf Courses – Scotland – No.18
Golf World – Top 100 Golf Courses – UK & Ireland for Groups – No. 5

The Machrie Links featured in Golf Escapes' guide to Islay
11 Nov 2019
The Machrie Hotel awarded Best Seaview Hotel 2019 by the Lux Life Magazine
06 September 19

The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links has been awarded “Best Seaview Hotel 2019 – Argyll & Bute” by the prestigious Lux Life Magazine.

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Race to The Machrie 2019
04 October 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
18 March 19

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

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The Machrie Hotel have won 3 Regional Awards at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2019
16 Jan 19

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

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The Machrie Golf Course called a "Scottish golf’s true prize jewels"
18 Dec 18

The newly renovated Machrie golf course was reviewed by Michael McEwan from Bunkered, the online golf magazine, and passed with flying colours.

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The Machrie Golf course named one of "Top 5 Golf Life Moments in 2018"
18 Dec 18

The The Machrie Golf course was named one of “Top 5 Golf Life Moments in 2018” by Martin Kaufmann of the Golf Week.

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CNN: The world of golf course design
Living GolfIn the November edition of Living Golf, Shane O’Donoghue takes a look at golf course design with Lee Westwood, course architects and golf tourism. They also visit the Machrie Golf Course
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The Merchant House

The Merchant House, Bahrain awarded Best Lobby & Public Spaces by AHEAD MEA 2019 Hospitality Awards
Nov 2019
World Travel Awards 2019 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.

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Indigo rooftop restaurant at the Merchant House introduces refreshing new summer menu
July 2019
World Travel Awards 2019 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.

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The Merchant House, Bahrain is the Coolest Hotel to Check into this Summer
June 2019
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.

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The Merchant House, Bahrain Named Boutique Hotel of the Year
May 2019
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.

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The Merchant House, Bahrain reveals PureGray Spa & Gym
April 2019
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.

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Campbell Gray Hotels Opens Bahrain’s First Five Star Boutique Hotel, The Merchant House
April 2019
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.

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Reservations now open for The Merchant House, Manama, Bahrain
11th December 2018
The Merchant House, Manama, Bahrain is now accepting reservations gearing up for the property’s official opening in January 2019.

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The Merchant House, Manama, Bahrain joins the prestigious 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World'
September 2018
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.

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Campbell Gray Hotels announces the opening of the Merchant House in Manama, Bahrain in 2018
08 May 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.

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ALEX

Alex Lake Zurich is awarded ‘Best Newcomer in Switzerland’ by German Travel Magazine Connoisseur Circle and TrustYou

11 Oct 19

Campbell Gray Hotels is delighted to announce that its newly opened boutique hotel, ALEX Lake Zurich, has recently been awarded the accolade of Best Newcomer in Switzerland by German travel magazine, Connoisseur Circle, together with online rating platform, TrustYou.

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Alex Lake Zurich, a Campbell GRAY Hotel, awarded 5* by Hotelleriesuisse
21 Jan 20
World Travel Awards 2019 We are delighted to announce that ALEX Lake Zurich has been awarded five stars by Hotellerie Suisse, one of the most coveted Swiss classifications in the industry. It has also been officially recognised as a design and lifestyle hotel by Hotellerie Suisse, who are seen as guarantors of credibility within the Swiss hospitality industry.

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