A Little Bit About Daniel Meek, GM of Ovolo The Valley
We sat down with Dan, the General Manager at Ovolo The Valley to get the inside scoop on what makes Ovolo The Valley our whimsical oasis.
Tell us a little about yourself
I grew up on a farm just outside Blayney, NSW and moved to Ghana, West Africa at the age of 12 where I lived on a remote mining site and studied via distance education. I studied a Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality at Southern Cross University in Lismore and started my first hotel job as a Management Cadet with Rydges in Queenstown, New Zealand. I absolutely fell in love with hospitality and 12 years, 2 countries, 6 cities, 7 hotels and 3 redevelopments later I wouldn’t change a thing!
What’s the coolest thing about your job?
Working with truly amazing and passionate people, no single day is the same and always full of excitement.
Imagine you could step in a teleport for a day and go to any place and time in history. Where and when would you travel to?
Anything in the ancient world, either Egypt or Rome!
How long do I have? Touring the world, immersing myself in local cultures, ancient history, and natural landscapes. Staying in some of the world’s best boutique hotels but at the same time just as happy roughing it out in a camper van or sleeping under the stars.
Best hotel you’ve stayed at (besides Ovolo, of course) and why?
Would have to say Equilibria in Seminyak, beautiful small boutique hotel, relaxed yet personalised service and those Bamboo sheets… oh my god it was like sleeping on a cloud.