Vincent Dora


About Vincent

Vincent J Dora graduated from the University of Hawaii-Manoa with a degree in Hospitality Management. Vincent began his career working in several big resorts in Hawaii, including the Sheraton Princeville, Doubletree Waikiki, and the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Since joining Dora Hospitality in 2007 Vince has implemented several new practices and standards within Dora Hospitality to update its systems and controls. Vincent now acts as the President of Dora Hospitality. He has overseen the development, construction, opening, and operations of 10 brand new hotels and added 3 existing hotels to the management company portfolio.

Vincent has personally been awarded several awards during his time with Dora Hospitality, as well as accepted numerous awards on behalf of the hotels in the portfolio. These awards include; Torchbearer (IHG), Quality Excellence (IHG), New Development Design Award (IHG), Circle of Excellence (Hilton), Platinum Award (Choice), Gold Award (Choice), Developer of the Year Award for Choice Hotels, and Hotel Management Young Professionals Thirty Under 30.

What has surprised you about yourself since taking over the day-to-day operations of Dora Hospitality?

There is never a time when I have stopped learning about the industry. Coming out of college, I used to think, “if I do these things, I will have ‘made it’.” The longer I am in it, the more I realize there is always so much more to learn about myself and the world of Hospitality. There is always another project to chase, another goal to accomplish, a class to take, etc. I’ve also come to realize that I enjoy the chase more than I ever thought I would!