Mattar takes up IHG Hotels leadership position in India, Middle East and Africa | News

IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Haitham Mattar as managing director for India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA).

The industry veteran – recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to the Travel & Tourism Industry title at the World Travel Awards – will take up the role on April 18th.

Mattar is a well-known industry leader in the IMEA region, with over 25 years of experience in hospitality and tourism and an outstanding network across the industry.

Haitham Mattar said: “I am delighted to join the IHG family once again and have an opportunity to lead such a diverse region with enormous potential.

“The tourism and hospitality landscape in IMEA has transformed significantly in recent years, providing us with a tremendous opportunity to offer world-class hospitality options to both domestic and international travellers.

“Building on IHG’s strong performance track record and growth plans, I look forward to working with the team, as well as our partners, as we look ahead to the next chapter of travel in the region.” 

In his new role with IHG, he will take on a broad leadership agenda to drive the business in the Middle East, Africa and the south-west Asia region.

He will