Breaking: The Dorchester announces major renovation

    The Dorchester Terrace Penthouse living room
    730 565 Hamish Kilburn
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    Breaking: The Dorchester announces major renovation

    Dorchester Collection’s ongoing investment programme to enhance its luxury portfolio of hotels has led to The Dorchester, one of London’s finest luxury hotels, commencing a comprehensive renovation, which will start in February, 2022. Here’s what we know…

    The Dorchester Terrace Penthouse living room

    The Dorchester, which is one of London’s most celebrated luxury hotels, has announced that the hotel will be undergoing a major renovation in February 2022.

    The 250-key hotel, which was recently featured by Hotel Designs as a hotel that shelters style over fashion, is known for its distinct classic English residential style, which has stood proud on Park Lane – majestically on the fringe of Hyde Park – for nearly nine decades. Within that time, it has managed to build and retain a legacy while effortlessly leading London’s premium hospitality scene to rank itself time and time again as an award-winning luxury hotel.

    The renovation will be the biggest since 1989 and will start with the entrance to the hotel, The Promenade and The Bar at The Dorchester, as well as two guest floors, with this work to be complete by September 2022.

    Two of the most renowned names in design have been appointed to transform the hotel: Pierre-Yves Rochon is reimagining the hotel entrance, The Promenade and the new guest rooms and suites, while Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has been appointed to re-create the bar.

    The Promenade at The Dorchester

    Image caption: The Promenade at The Dorchester, which features stunning floral displays using the signature Dorchester rose| Image credit: The Dorchester

    The Dorchester will remain open for guests throughout this time with its popular afternoon tea served in the spectacular Orchid Room and a reinvigorated concept for the rooftop restaurant to be launched in spring 2022.

    As The Grill, Alain Ducasse and China Tang completed refurbishments in the last few years, they will continue to remain open as normal, as will The Dorchester Spa. The Ballroom, with its own entrance on Park Lane, the magically theatrical Penthouse & Pavilion rooms, and the Chef’s Table will continue to be available for corporate and social events.

    More to follow…

    Main image credit: Dorchester Collection

    Hamish Kilburn / 08.12.2021


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