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The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. appoints new Director of Sales for the Middle East

Mr. Paul M. McManus, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., recently announced the appointment of Mr. Hatem Chatter as Director of Sales for the Middle East.

Based in the company’s regional office in Dubai, Mr. Chatter is responsible for further developing outbound business from the Middle East, enhancing awareness of the Leading Hotels brand in the region, and sourcing new business opportunities for member hotels.

In making the announcement, Mr. McManus said, “We are pleased to have someone with Hatem’s caliber on our team. The Middle East is a dynamic and vital market, for both inbound and outbound travel. Hatem brings with him five years of extensive experience in the region, where he is well-known and widely respected.”

Mr. Chatter began his career with the Jumeirah Group, where he served as Business Development Executive for the Gulf Corporation Council. He also was part of the pre-opening team of the Madinat Jumeirah in 2003. In 2004, he was promoted to the position of Business Development Manager, where he was responsible for researching and developing account potentials within the GCC region.

In 2006, Mr. Chatter moved to Rosewood Hotels and Resorts as Regional Director of Sales for the Middle East. During his tenure, he was responsible for maximizing the revenue of existing business, and developing new relationships with important customers to drive revenue to member hotels worldwide.