Industry Update
Appointment12 July 2021

Richard Langonne

Appointed General Manager
At Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing, China

Richard Langonne

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has appointed Richard Langonne as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing, taking over 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 luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel in the southern China city of Shenzhen.

Richard Langonne is now overseeing all operations at the 73-room luxury boutique hotel, in the very centre of China's capital, and maintaining its reputation for quality management and impeccable service.

Richard Langonne has nearly two decades of experience in the luxury hotel industry, most recently as Hotel Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, since 2017. In that position he supervised daily operations and played a leading role in strengthening the positioning of the Group's flagship property.

A native of France, Richard began his career with 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. Later, Richard 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. Richard is no stranger to the China market, where he previously had posts at hotels in Shanghai and Guangzhou.

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.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. The Group has grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand and now operates, or has under development, 44 hotels representing close to 11,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, ten in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
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