InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Haitham
Mattar as Commercial Director Near East.
Mattar will be moving from his current role as
Director of Marketing IHG MEA based in Dubai to Beirut where he
will oversee the commercial function for IHG’s hotels in Lebanon,
Libya, Egypt, Jordan and Syria.
In addition, he will assume the
role of Area General Manager-Lebanon, leading operations for
InterContinental Mzaar Lebanon Resort and Spa, Crowne Plaza Beirut
and Holiday Inn Dunes Beirut.
Commenting on Mattar’s new
role, Tom Rowntree, Vice President Commercial, Middle East and
Africa said, “In his new role as Commercial Director Near East,
Haitham’s responsibilities will be to develop and implement
regional business growth strategies and ensuring alignment with
the group’s sales, marketing, PR and revenue activities.”
started his career in the hotel industry 22 years ago in the USA
and his last post in the country was in Orlando, Florida with a
well known international hotel brand as Operations Manager.
2000, he joined the IHG group as Director of Sales and Marketing
InterContinental Dubai. During his nine years with IHG, Mattar has
received several accolades; “Best Performance” award in 2005 and
“EMEA Local Marketing Activity of the Year” award in 2006. He was
also nominated for the “Aim Higher” award in 2007.
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