Ignace Bauwens joined Wyndham Hotel Group as Regional Vice President, Middle East and Africa in 2016. Based in the company’s Dubai office, Bauwens joined WHG with almost 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including senior operations roles at Accor and InterContinental Hotels Group. Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide. Driving the democratisation of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveller, changing the game so every traveller – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of more than 8,000 hotels and approximately 697,600 rooms in 77 countries. Wyndham Rewards, ranked number one hotel rewards programme for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report, offers more than 49 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at 25,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.