Harris appointed hotel manager at The Langley

George Sell By George Sell
14 June 2018 | Updated 14 June 2018

The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Buckinghamshire, has appointed David Harris as hotel manager.

Opening late 2018, The Langley is a 41-room boutique hotel and spa, owned and managed by City & Country Hotels, set in 500 acres of Buckinghamshire countryside. Following a lengthy restoration, the former hunting lodge of the third Duke of Marlborough will create "an outstanding destination complete with a world-class spa and collection of epicurean experiences, just a 40-minute drive from central London".
 
Bringing over 18 years' experience within the hospitality industry to his role at The Langley, Harris has held several senior positions during his career. Harris previously held the position of operations manager at the Ashford International Hotel, part of The Q Hotels Group.
 
Prior to this, Harris held his first general manager position at The Marquis at Alkham where he was instrumental in its achievement of the AA Inspectors' Choice in Britain & Ireland 2015/16 as well as its inclusion in the 2016 editions of the Michelin Guide and The Good Hotel Guide. Before this, Harris was F&B manager at Eastwell Manor, Hotel & Spa.
 
In his role at The Langley, Harris will lead a team of around 100. His immediate responsibilities include overseeing the completion of the build and restoration process, liaising with key parties including the contractors, designers and the owner to ensure a smooth handover. Harris will manage the pre-launch budget, recruitment and ensure that all suppliers and licensing requirements are in place by the time of launch. In addition, he will work closely with The Luxury Collection in order to champion its superior brand standards and commitment to high-quality service. As part of his role at The Langley, he aims to create a service culture and environment that will rival some of the finest hotels in the country. By showcasing his diligence and passion through his work, he hopes to inspire the team to reach new heights, and in doing so, firmly position The Langley as a market leader in the luxury sector.
 
Harris said: "I am very excited to join the team at The Langley ahead of its anticipated launch. It's an incredible heritage project to be involved in and it's been fantastic to be on site to watch its transformation. The meticulous restoration and design process is testament to the scale and ambition we have for The Langley and we are committed to offering an exceptional experience with service second-to-none when we open our doors to guests later this year. The Langley will create an elegant destination for both locals and international guests alike, with something for everyone, from the world-class spa and Matt Roberts personal training facility, to its unsurpassable cigar collection and gourmet dining experiences."
 
Khalid Affara, managing director of City & Country Hotels, said: "I am delighted to welcome David to the team at The Langley. With his extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of every aspect of the UK hospitality industry, I am confident that he will play a critical role in the opening of The Langley. Over his career he has demonstrated strong leadership skills and a determination to succeed through development of his acute business acumen and creative thinking, and I have no doubt that he will bring this to The Langley along with his passion for delivering a unique guest experience."

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