Richard Doumeng, managing director of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort was honored with the Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association’s (USVI-HTA) Award of Excellence at the annual Tommy Star Awards Gala. Mr. Doumeng is CHTA’s current chairman, past president and has served on our board since 1992. His dedication to CHTA and to his industry has been unwavering. He also serves as trustee of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Education Foundation, and, in 2010, he was named the Caribbean Hotelier of the Year.
Doumeng proudly serves on the board of directors for the USVI Hotel & Tourism Association, where he’s been a five-time president since 1991. He also serves on the board of directors for the VI Taxi Cab Commission. Throughout his extensive career, Doumeng’s commitment to his island home has included civic participation and outreach in the USVI. He has served as the chairman of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a board member for the United Way and Crime Stoppers. Doumeng is on the board of trustees for Antilles School and is a member of the President’s Advisory Council for the University of the Virgin Islands. An avid sports fan, he’s also had the pleasure of being a defensive coach for the Antilles School JV flag football team for seven seasons.
The coveted USVI-HTA Award of Excellence is the ultimate accolade bestowed upon any individual within the hospitality and tourism industry in the Virgin Islands. The winner has had an exceptional career dedicated to improving hospitality and tourism while using their experience and knowledge to promote, develop, and influence the Virgin Island’s talent.
“Richard Doumeng has been a valued member of the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association for 25 years, and has served in several leadership roles that have shaped the association into the vibrant organization it is today,” says Lisa Hamilton, president of the USVI Hotel & Tourism Association.