Managing Director of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
Richard Doumeng has devoted his career to the hospitality industry of St. Thomas, the USVI and the greater Caribbean. A member of the Doumeng family that has managed and owned Bolongo Bay Beach Resort along with other island hospitality endeavors over the years, Doumeng began working in his younger years in the restaurant and diving club. He currently serves as managing director of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort including the catamaran Heavenly Days, The Lobster Grille and the popular Iggies Beach Bar & Grill.
Doumeng is chairman of the board of directors for the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA). He is a past president and has served on the board since 1992. CHTA is at the forefront of the Caribbean hospitality industry and works together with 1,000 hotel and allied members, and 32 National Hotel Associations in growing the region’s vital tourism business. Doumeng also serves as trustee of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Education Foundation and in 2010 he was named the CHTA Hotelier of the Year Award.