ATM 2023: Interview with Haitham Mattar, Managing Director IHG Hotels & Resorts IMEA

Haitham Mattar, Managing Director IHG Hotels & Resorts IMEA, shares his expectations from ATM event . He discusses the state of the hospitality market, particularly in the Middle East region, which had a healthy performance in 2022 and a promising start in 2023 despite inflation not slowing down the demand. Mattar mentions the willingness of consumers to spend 70% of their discretionary income on experiences, with 50% of that being allocated to gastronomic experiences. He also highlights IHG’s extensive portfolio of luxury brands and recent openings such as the world’s largest Voco Makkah hotel in Saudi Arabia and another one in Palm Jumeirah, in the UAE.

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