The Langley, a new luxury hotel in Buckinghamshire, is one step closer to opening its doors this summer with the appointment of a new head chef.
The Grade-II listed former 18th century brew house, part of Marriott’s A Luxury Collection, has announced that Marco Ardemagni has joined the team to drive the ‘gastronomic vision’ of the new luxury hotel as it prepares to launch in a few months’ time, bringing to a close a five-year restoration project.
Ardemagni has over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, with roles at the likes of Sushi Samba in London and La Posta Vecchia and Il Pellicano in Italy. Now in his role at The Langley he will be in charge of the hotel’s Cedar restaurant, while also developing concepts for the Churchill Bar, the Drawing Room, Spa Lounge and in-room dining.
On his appointment, Ardemagni commented: “I am delighted to have joined the team at The Langley as we approach the hotel’s highly anticipated opening. Working closely alongside a highly skilled, creative and talented team of chefs and bar staff, I hope to help drive and develop an unparalleled dining experience for Buckinghamshire, drawing on the estate’s spectacular setting and rich history to create fresh, seasonal and delicious dishes for our guests.”
Joining him on the F&B team at The Langley will be head pastry chef Francesco Martella, formerly of Sushi Samba, La Posta Vecchia, L’Atelier de Joel Robouchon, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester and Il Pellicano.
Hotel manager David Harris added: “We are thrilled and so excited to welcome Marco and Francesco to the team here at The Langley. It’s a huge bonus that they have worked closely together previously, both in London and Italy, and we are confident that their breadth of knowledge and experience working in high-pressure fine dining environments will help us to create a unique and elevated dining experience for our hotel guests and visitors.”
Situated in 150 acres, The Langley is a 41-room boutique hotel and spa, comprising a historic mansion house and Grade II-listed former 18th century brew house.
The new look of the former estate of the third Duke of Marlborough has been designed in partnership with award-winning design company Dennis Irvine Studio.