IHG Hotels & Resorts has appointed Haitham Mattar as managing director for India, Middle East and Africa. He has over 25 years of experience in tourism and hospitality, most recently as senior advisor and member of the executive leadership committee of the Saudi ministry of tourism. He previously spent 11 years at IHG Hotels & Resorts from 2000 to 2011 in various operations, commercial and sales and marketing positions.


Dream Hotel Group has named Genell Parker as vice president of human resources. The company operates Dream Hotels, The Chatwal, Unscripted Hotels and the new By Dream Hotel Group collection of independent boutique hotels. With nearly 25 years of industry experience, Parker has worked at Hornblower Cruises and Events and at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.