Richard J Doumeng Biography

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Virgin Holidays was the first private organization to establish a corporate scholarship program through the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Foundation.

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Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services together with their participating member resorts donated nearly half a million dollars over the last 15 years.

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“Being the recipient of the scholarship grant from CHTAEF has enriched my life. … I am eternally indebted to CHTAEF for making my dreams a reality.”

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Over 750 hospitality professionals training in 2019 alone!

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Richard J Doumeng – Managing Director

Richard J. Doumeng has 40+ years of experience in the hospitality industry. Richard is the Managing Director of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, which includes the 52’ Catamaran Heavenly Days, The Oasis Restaurant as well as Iggie’s Beach & Grill.

 Richard has a long history of active involvement in the CHTA. He is a Past President and current member of the Executive Committee. He’s served on the CHTA Board since 1992.  He continues to proudly serve as Trustee of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Education Foundation.  In 2010, Richard received the CHTA Hotelier of the Year Award. 

He is still enthusiastically serving on the Board of Directors for the USVI Hotel & Tourism Association. He was first elected to the BOD in 1991 and is a five-time President of the association.  Richard currently serves on the Board of Directors for the VI Taxi Cab Commission. He is on the Board of Trustees for Antilles School and is a member of the President’s Advisory Council for UVI

Throughout his extensive career, Richard has also shown a personal commitment to civic participation and outreach in the USVI.  Over the years, he has served as the Chairman of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a Board Member for the United Way and Crime Stoppers. Richard also had the pleasure of being an Assistant Coach  for the Antilles School JV Flag Football Team.