A new general manager has been appointed for The Langley in Buckinghamshire, following the departure of opening GM, David Harris.
The luxury hotel has welcomed Gordon Riddell to the role, joining from Wyck Hill House Hotel and Spa where he has been general manager since 2009.
Harris departed The Langley in February 2020, after two years in the general manager’s position having led the launch of the hotel through the completion of its six-year, multi-million pound renovation project.
Riddell’s role at Wyck Hill House Hotel saw him successfully manage a refurbishment programme, recruit a new team and reopen the property in 2010.
He also boasts experience at the likes of Amberley Castle Hotel, Bedford Lodge Hotel and Donnington Valley Hotel to name a few.
“We are thrilled to welcome Gordon Anthony Riddell as new general manager at The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire,” Michel M. Miserez, area vice president luxury brands Western Europe, tells BH.
“Under his leadership as general manager of the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links Dublin Gordon re-established the hotels reputation as one of the best hotels and links golf courses in the Republic of Ireland, becoming one of the top AA red star hotels in ROI at that time.
“His next assignment led him to the Redwood Hotel & Country Club where he significantly improved the market share of corporate, conference and wedding business and developed the leisure club brand.”
The former hunting lodge of the third Duke of Marlborough was transformed into The Langley and opened in June 2019.
The hotel comprises 41 bedrooms, a spa, restaurant and gym space and is operated as part of Marriott’s A Luxury Collection portfolio.
The Langley is owned by City & Country Hotels who also own The Wellesley Knightsbridge, Ten Manchester Street and Wyck Hill House.
The 1,600 sqm The Langley Spa offers treatments in partnership with Sisley, with features such as vitality pools, hammams, juniper-wood sauna, steam rooms and indoor swimming pool.
Food and beverage areas comprise seasonal restaurant Cedar, the Drawing Room which hosts afternoon tea and the Churchill Bar.