New British Spirit in heart of Mayfair

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    The Dorchester Debuts 22 New Suites by Alexandra Champalimaud

    With a fresh take on the eclecticism of the English spirit, The Dorchester has recently unveiled 22 new suites by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud. Whilst the new suites at Dorchester Collection’s iconic London address in the heart of Mayfair stay true to the hotel’s classic English residential style, the new design fuses contemporary comfort with the timeless glamour and heritage of the world-renowned property. Commenting on the project, Alexandra Champalimaud, president and principal designer of Champalimaud, said: “I have always been fascinated by the way the English live in their homes and wanted to capture that certain quirkiness found in beautiful English properties, whilst building on the history and quintessentially British nature of The Dorchester.”

    A short film of Alexandra Champalimaud discussing her inspiration for the project

    Each of the 22 suites features an eclectic array of furnishings, inspired by a cosmopolitan collection of influences echoing the British fondness for filling homes with mementos from a lifetime of travel. Craftsmen from a variety of British firms were commissioned to create furniture, mirrors and textiles for the suites, and fabrics and wallcoverings are from exceptional design houses such as Colefax & Fowler, Coles and Son, Nobilis, Romo, Neisha Crosland, JAB and GP & J Baker.

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    Daniel Fountain / 06.10.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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