O’Dea joins the hotel team following 20-year career in the hospitality sector, 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.
According to the group, 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 on 22 January 2019 and Alex, a Campbell Gray Hotel which will open on Lake Zurich, Switzerland this spring.
As MD, O’Dea will oversee the day-to-day running of the company and said he will “ensure the continued high-performance of its six hotels and its Campbell Gray Living arm”.
Owner 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, added: “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”.