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Hotel group names new VP
Richard Doumeng, president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), has appointed Jose Antonio Rivera Campos, vice president of development for AMResorts in Cancún, as a regional vice president responsible for outreach on behalf of CHTA in the Mexican Caribbean, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. “Engaging the Spanish-speaking Caribbean on a deeper level is a very high priority for CHTA.
I am very happy that someone with Jose Rivera’s background and experience as a top executive with AMResorts has agreed to serve as a vice president of the CHTA,” said Doumeng. “I believe, now more than ever, that all Caribbean tourism stakeholders need to be working together to ensure our mutual success in this rapidly changing world economy,” added Doumeng. Rivera serves on the Board of Directors of Asociación de Hoteles de Cancun and Puerto Morelos, where he is the CHTA representative.
As vice president of development for AMResorts, Rivera has served since 2004 as the point person for all development projects and has overseen the construction of eight new properties as well as the refurbishment of four properties and expansion of three resorts. He also seeks out new growth opportunities for AMResorts. Previously Rivera was the CEO for Mansion Imperial Acapulco, focusing on the construction of this five-star hotel group.
He also served as CEO for Expo & Convention Centre Las Americas, opening the city’s first world-class convention centre. Additionally, Rivera was the managing director for Hotel Camino Real Mexico, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, and held top positions as vice president of operations for Westin Hotels in Mexico and Latin America as well as owner’s representative for Ritz Carlton Cancun.
Rivera has been a Bailli Honorario de Cancun/Maitre Hotelier since 1979; an international associate of the legendary gastronomic society, Chaîne des Rotisseurs; is a member of Asociación de Escuelas Hoteleras Europas; and the Founder/President of Honorario Vitalico.
During ABASTUR 2013, he was honored with the “Key to Progress” Award as “Hotelier of the Year 2013,” bestowed annually by AMAIT Abastecedores Turisticos AC. Rivera received his Doctorate in Advanced Administration from Colegio de Graduados, Mexico.