Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has appointed Richard Langonne as general manager of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing.
In his new role, Langonne oversees all operations at the 73-room luxury boutique hotel in the very centre of Chinaâ€™s capital.
He 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 groupâ€™s flagship property.
The Frenchman began his career with Hotel de Crillon in Paris before moving to South-east Asia where he has held a variety of positions in launching and managing hotels across the region, including in Krabi, Bangkok, Macau and Hanoi. Langonne is no stranger to the China market, where he previously held posts in hotels in Shanghai and Guangzhou.