Campbell Gray Hotels appoints operations director, area manager Beirut, Amman

Georges Ojeil takes over as area manager while Simon Venison is the operations director

Georges Ojeil and Simon Venison
Georges Ojeil and Simon Venison

Campbell Gray Hotels has promoted Georges Ojeil to the role of area manager, Beirut and Amman and has appointed Simon Venison, a well-known hotelier, as its operations director.

Georges Ojeil will now oversee Le Gray, Beirut as well as Campbell Gray Living and the forthcoming Campbell Gray hotel, both in Amman in Jordan. He joined Campbell Gray Hotels in 2015 as general manager for Le Gray, Beirut.
Ojeil co-ordinated the complex renovation and opening of additional facilities at Le Gray in 2017, taking on the responsibility of project management.

Within his new role, he will oversee the introduction and implementation of the same standards of service and guest experience at Campbell Gray Living, serviced apartments, offices and retail units, as well as co-ordinate the pre-opening for the new Campbell Gray hotel in Amman.

Simon Venison who takes over the role of operations director has several decades of experience in the industry in operations as well as development and asset management.

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Venison 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.

He has direct operational responsibility for introducing destination hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi including The Fairmont, Shangri-La, Park Rotana; Anantara and the Monte Carlo Beach Club, operated by Société des Bains de Mer. He also oversaw the construction and opening of the Taj Dubai.

For the past two years, Venison has worked as a consultant both in the Middle East and Asia, assisting various owners with the performance of existing hotels as well as the planning and construction of new properties.

Commenting on the roles, Alan O’Dea, Managing Director of Campbell Gray Hotels, said: “These new appointments herald another important milestone for the group as we embark on further development. We are very excited to have both Georges and Simon in senior leadership roles and wish them well as they bring their extraordinary talents and experience to our wider teams.”

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