First images revealed of new guestrooms & suites inside The Dorchester

The design narrative evolves. The Dorchester has revealed the first images of its new guestrooms and suites, designed by Pierre Yves-Rochon, following an epic renovation project…

The bed inside Executive Dorchester Suite at The Dorchester

Ever since The Dorchester teased us with the re-opening of The Promenade – the beating heart of the Mayfair hotel – the industry has been awaiting exactly what the new guestrooms and suites inside the iconic London hotel will look like.

Wait no longer. Led by ReardonSmith Architects, the highly-anticipated rooms and suites, designed by Pierre Yves-Rochon, take inspiration from neighbouring Hyde Park, flooding the rooms with nature, while blending 1930s glamour of the hotel with a contemporary edge.

A light and airy designed room inside The Dorchester, which references Hyde Park

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The colourways are also based on the English garden, featuring pale leaf green and rose fog pink, to heather blue and lemon yellow. In total, there are 241 elegant rooms and suites, a decrease from the previous 250 to allow for more spacious accommodation.

Green and leafy headboard inside Belgravia Suite at The Dorchester

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Designed to convey the sense of a luxurious private residence, The Dorchester’s elegant rooms and suites represents a decrease from the original 250 keys, which was to account for more spacious accommodation. Guests can now choose from 19 elegant room types ranging from Superior, Deluxe and Executive Park View Rooms to Executive Junior Suites, signature Dorchester Suites, Hyde Park Suites and more. These are in addition to the Oliver Messel Terrace Suite, which is protected by the hotel and retains its 1953 stylish origins.

Floral design narrative inside the Executive Dorchester Suite

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Rochon was also tasked to redesign the main areas of the hotel, including the famous Promenade and to introduce new areas such as the glittering Artists’ Bar. There was a strong desire to create continuity in both public and private spaces with colour schemes to ensure guests would have a sense of ‘renouveau’ when they travel throughout the property. The new design perfectly executes this and is complemented by a thoughtfully curated art collection that brings each space to life.

Close up of plush chair inside suite

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The newly renovated rooms and suites feature state-of-the-art updates that enhance both comfort and functionality. Among these updates are improvements to the sound proofing, air conditioning, and plumbing systems throughout the hotel. With the addition of new sound-absorbing materials, guests can enjoy a peaceful and tranquil stay without any disturbance from outside noise. The upgraded air conditioning system provides guests with customisable temperature control, ensuring optimal comfort. The modernised plumbing system not only improves functionality but also promotes sustainability, with water-saving technologies and eco-friendly features incorporated into the design.

Hyde Park Suite at The Dorchester by Mark Read Photography for Dorchester Collection 2

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The Dorchester revealed its brand-new ground floor inclusive of the forecourt, garden, lobby, The Promenade, Vesper Bar designed by the legendary Martin Brudnizki, and the creation of the Artists’ Bar in January of this year. The new Cake & Flowers boutique, also designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, followed  in March, and The Dorchester Spa most recently in April. The Dorchester’s penthouse suites will be relaunched following renovation, along with a permanent offering on the rooftop in 2024.

Main image credit: Mark Read Photography