Elegant Hotels Group in Barbados has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer of its premium Barbados hotel collection with immediate effect. Mark Campbell, a Australian national joins Elegant Hotels Group with over 20 years’ experience working in the hospitality and travel sector including 12 years at P&O Australian Resorts where he served as managing director of the company that owned and managed a range of small premium resorts including Silky Oaks Lodge, Cradle Mountain Lodge, Bedarra and Lizard Islands. More recently he was the managing director of Contiki Resorts, operating resorts in Australia, Indonesia and Greece - and AOT Holidays, the largest independent travel wholesaler in Australia and New Zealand. As CEO of Elegant Hotels Group, Mark will be responsible for the overall management and performance of the Group which comprises five hotels located along the west and south coasts of Barbados: Colony Club, Tamarind, all-inclusive resorts Turtle Beach and Crystal Cove and adults only retreat The House, as well as Daphne’s – sister restaurant to its world renowned London counterpart. This appointment comes at an exciting time for the Group which has seen increased investment into its properties over the last two years, including the October re-launch of its adults only boutique hotel, The House, following a redesign of its 34 suites and a two year plan of enhancing the overall guest experience of its historic retreat Colony Club. Mark’s appointment follows the departure of Howard Freidman who has watched over the brand for the last four years and has been responsible for introducing a number of initiatives including the relaunch of Tamarind during his tenure as chief executive officer.