CHTA elects new slate of Officers led by Emil Lee of St.Maarten for 2014-2016

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) elected a new slate of officers at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), held July 1, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Miami.  The officers will be led by Emil Lee, general manager of Princess Heights Hotel in St.Maarten, who was sworn in as president of CHTA during the AGM.  Lee is the first person from St. Maarten to be elected to the association’s highest post.  Lee and the officers will serve the membership of CHTA for the 2014-16 biennium.


The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) inaugurated Emil Lee (pictured center), general manager of Princess Heights Hotel, St. Maarten, as the new president at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 1, 2014. Richard J. Doumeng, (pictured right), immediate past president of CHTA and managing director of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas, USVI, ceremoniously turns over the gavel to Lee along with Jeffrey S. Vasser, CHA, director general and CEO of CHTA.

The five Vice Presidents and Treasurer to serve under Lee are as follows:

  • 1st Vice President – Karolin Troubetzkoy, president, St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association and owner and executive director of Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
  • 2nd Vice President – Stuart Bowe, president, Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association and senior vice president and general manager of Coral Towers at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • 3rd Vice President – Karen Whitt, director, Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association and general manager, Regent Palms Turks & Caicos
  • 4th Vice President – Patricia Affonso Dass, immediate past president, Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association and general manager of Ocean Two Resort & Residences, Barbados
  • 5th Vice President – William “Bill” Clegg, regional vice president, Franchise Service and Programs for Choice Hotels International
  • Treasurer – James Hepple, President and CEO, Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association