Appointed General Manager
At Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing, China
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.