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Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing Appoints New Richard Langonne

Mandarin Oriental Group has appointed Richard Langonne as general manager of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing.  Langonne takes 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.

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.

 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, Langonne 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, he 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. Langonne is no stranger to the China market, where he previously had posts at hotels in Shanghai and Guangzhou.

 In his spare time, Langonne 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.