Minor Hotels Group has announced Dmitry Gontar, a Russian national, as area director of e-commerce.
Gontar joins with over 10 years of marketing and e-commerce experience. In his new position, he will spearhead digital strategies in the region for 13 Anantara, Tivoli and Oaks hotels, including three pre-openings.
Gontar has held various positions throughout his career, including that of marketing and public relations executive at Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow and marcom/e-commerce manager at Kempinski Hotel Ajman, among others.
He joined Minor Hotels Group as the e-commerce manager of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara in June 2015 and since then, he has acquired several Minor Hotels Group awards for his efficient social media strategy, the increasing of direct bookings vs online travel agencies, and overall e-commerce revenue growth.
As the area director of e-commerce, Gontar will be in charge of managing local e-commerce teams and will report to Minor Hotels’ area general manager for Qatar.