(13 July 2021)
Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing has appointed Richard Langonne as
Richard takes over the running of the 73-room
hotel from Mark S Bradford, who was at the helm for
three-and-half years and has now been given the important mission
of establishing a new Mandarin Oriental hotel in the
southern China city of Shenzhen.
Richard Langonne has nearly two decades of experience in
the luxury hotel industry, most recently as Hotel Manager of
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, a position he has held since 2017.
A native of France,
Richard began his career at the outstanding Hotel de Crillon in Paris, just
after he gained a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from Vatel
Hotel and Tourism Business School in France.
Richard later moved
to Asia and during subsequent years, has held a variety of
positions in launching and managing, hotels across Southeast Asia,
including Krabi, Bangkok, Macau and Hanoi. He is also no stranger
to the China market, where he previously had posts at hotels in
Shanghai and Guangzhou.
delighted to be leading the team at this fantastic hotel,” said
Richard, “It already has a sterling reputation as a property that
exemplifies Mandarin Oriental at its very best. As well as refined
culinary experiences, beautifully designed guest rooms, and
uncompromising service, it enjoys an enviable location in the very
heart of imperial Beijing.
In his spare time, Richard
is a keen motorcyclist and photographer. He is also a Chinese tea
enthusiast, influenced and guided by his wife, who is a
professionally certified Chinese Tea expert.
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