The Dorchester - Traditional Luxury hotel in London
Since it opened over 80 years ago the Dorchester has become a byword for glitz, glamour and luxury.
Overlooking Hyde Park, the Dorchester has been the go to hotel in London for over 80 years. It doesn't take long to find out why; upon entry guests enter the extravagantly decorated palm tree lined Promenade, which runs the full length of the hotel. No less than 5 world class restaurants spill out into the space creating a truly special atmosphere as the sound of charmed guests echoes off the halls pink marble columns. The rooms are special too, most offer a country house feel, with deep woven carpets and a wealth of timeless antiques. Combine that with state of the art technology and exceptional service and the Dorchester is sure to provide a memorable stay.
The Dorchester hotel is one of London's prime culinary destinations offering the highest quality service. The jewel in the crown is Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, which is one of only two restaurants in London to boast three Michelin stars.
Upon entry to the hotel guests are greeted by the vibrant Promenade. Very much the heart of the hotel, the gilded hall provides guests with an informal place to eat, drink and socialise all day.
The Grill at the Dorchester
Recently relaunched, the Grill at The Dorchester is one of the grandest dining venues in London. The new menu features grill favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner - each meticulously designed by head chef Christophe Marleix, Alain Ducasse’s protégé.
Situated just off the hotels spa, the Spatisserie is a very calm and intimate venue in which to enjoy a light bite. The styling is feminine with silvered mirrors and a liberal use of silk fabrics.
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
One of only a handful of 3 Michelin-starred restaurants in London, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester offers contemporary French cuisine is served with the finest attention to detail. Private dining includes the stunning Table Lumière adorned with sets of Hermès china.
China Tang at the Dorchester
China Tang evokes 1930s Shanghai with its rich Art Deco details and Asian artwork. The restaurant serves the best Cantonese cuisine outside of China, with a wide array of dim sum and vast cocktail menu from China Tang Bar.
The Bar at the Dorchester
The dark, moody and atmospheric Dorchester bar makes for an excellent place to enjoy a drink. Red glass stalagmites line the walls and provide a dramatic juxtaposition with the classy curved bar.
The Rooms and Suites
London’s Dorchester Hotel has 187 rooms including 63 suites. The majority are decorated in a classic English influence, with some categories, employing a more contemporary finish, while the luxurious Roof Suites offer Art Deco interiors and outside terraces.
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Deluxe Queen Room | Park View* | 36sqm
For single occupancy, the Deluxe Queen rooms offer immaculate classic country townhouse design with their deep woven carpets, fine fabrics, and marble bathrooms.
Superior King Room | Connecting* | 41sqm
The ample sized Superior King rooms house comfortable king-sized beds as well as further storage space. Many of the marble bathrooms have double vanity unit. The decor is classic in design, with use of cream colors and draped curtains.
Deluxe King Room | Connecting* | Park View* | 48sqm
The more contemporary Deluxe King rooms boast even more space making them ideal for long stays. All bathrooms are equipped with double vanities with the majority having separate showers and bathtubs too.
Executive Deluxe King Room | Park View* | 55sqm
The largest of the double rooms, the executive rooms offer a walk-in wardrobe and king-sized four-poster bed. The rooms are classical in style with pastel blues and reds used extensively to complement the cream walls and gold leaf details.
Studio Suite | Mayfair or Courtyard View | 55sqm
One of the latest editions of suite offerings at The Dorchester. The bathrooms are spacious and luxurious and offer the ultimate experience for relaxation. While the bedrooms offer king-sized beds, with only the finest natural materials for the most relaxing nights sleep.
Deanery Suite | Mayfair or Courtyard View | 57sqm
The Art Deco junior suites feature open plan living and sleeping areas, with privacy between the two being provided by a sliding silk curtain. Each Junior Suite has a king size bed, black marble Italian marble ensuite bathroom, and a small dressing room.
Stanhope Suite | Guest bathroom | 67sqm
The classically styled Stanhope Suites offer separate living and sleeping areas as well as a guest washroom off the sitting room. Decoration includes a king or twin beds, sitting room with a writing desk, chair and sofa.
Belgravia Suite | 1 or 2 Bedroom | Park View | 89sqm+
Situated above the front entrance of the hotel, the Belgravia Suites have a wood panel lined living room, with original fireplace and antiques - making them excellent for entertaining. Their bedroom meanwhile features a four-poster bed.
Mayfair Suite | Guest Bathroom | 108sqm
Situated in the front corner of the hotel, the Mayfair Suites benefit from unique window bowers to allow for the natural daylight to flood in. They are classically finished and feature a distinct dining area as well as a guest bathroom.
Park Suite | 1,2 or 3 Bedroom | Guest Bathroom | Park View | 120sqm
Redesigned by acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud, the refurbished Park Suites feature stylish wood-paneled living rooms and a distinct dining area in classic English residential design. The suites all enjoy excellent views over Hyde Park.
Dorchester Suite | 1, 2 or 3 Bedroom | Park View | 124sqm
The exceptional Dorchester Suites recently refurbished by acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud demonstrate a classic English style and feature four-poster beds. The suites all enjoy excellent views over Hyde Park.
The Eisenhower Suite | Hyde Park and Mayfair view | 89sqm
A stately, powerful suite with impressive views of Mayfair and Hyde Park. The wood-paneled walls tell so many stories, in particular, the one about General Eisenhower who planned the Normandy Invasion right from this very room.
Audley Suite | 1 Bedroom | Terrace | 81sqm
The light and airy Audley Suite is extremely contemporary by design. Designer Alexandra Champalimaud reimagined the suite in 2007 using a palette of dramatic materials; a nickel lined hallway, silk walls linings, walnut panels and Calacatta marble bathrooms. The suite consists of a sitting room, cocktail bar, study and a master bedroom suite with a modern four-poster bed. The large balcony overlooks the delightful views of Mayfair and London skyline.
Oliver Messel Suite | 1 or 2 bedroom | Terrace | 120sqm
Designed by the eponymous theatre designer Oliver Messel, the suite is highly dramatic and decorative space featuring a pagan fireplace, an abundance of gold leaf, silk walls and bronze pillars. The suite is highly practical too with an ante-room, living room and private terrace with wonderful views across the London skyline.
Terrace Suite | 1 Bedroom | Dining Room | Terrace | Park View | 136sqm
The beautiful and elegant Terrace suite, also designed by Alexandra Champalimaud, is made up of a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and dressing room, a dining room, living room, bar and large outside terrace. Decor wise the suite is very stylish and contemporary and is finished in light colours with touches of sea green and framboise to add drama. The terrace, overlooking Hyde Park towards Knightsbridge, features a Zen stone water feature, dramatic topiary and atmospheric lighting in the evening.
Harlequin Suite | 1 or 2 bedroom | Dining Room | Terrace | Park View |208sqm
The extremely stylish yet welcoming Harlequin Suite is full with special touches throughout - silk from Thailand, rugs from Nepal and North American walnut flooring. The Harlequin is made up of a master bedroom, ensuite bathroom and dressing room, a living room, dining room, bar and large outside terrace overlooking Hyde Park.
Group Layout Options
The Dorchester has long been popular with groups, especially from the Middle East. Corridors can be sectioned offer to contain a number of rooms and suites. The communal areas have a number of alcoves and private dining options for enhanced privacy, whilst the Ballroom is one of the largest in central London.
Bluebird's Favourite Feature:
The extravagantly decorated palm tree lined Promenade, which runs the full length of the hotel, is a unique venue to London. No less than 5 world class restaurants spill out into the space creating a truly special atmosphere as the sound of aristocratic chatter bounces off the halls pink marble columns. At the end of the Promenade sits a stunning oval leather bar that serves guests all day, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.
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