For sheer indulgence and luxury The Dorchester, as one of the world’s most iconic and prestigious hotels, has to be experienced. It is perfectly situated in central London overlooking both Hyde Park and Mayfair and since opening in 1931 it remains the place to be in London, and is a favourite choice for celebrities, world leaders, royalty and high society.
Since 1985 the Grade II listed hotel has been part of The Dorchester Collection, a group of the world’s foremost luxury hotels, owned by the Brunei Investment Agency. It was completely renovated between 1988 and 1990 yet still retains its 1930s charm, furnishings and genteel ambience.
Each of The Dorchester’s exquisite guest rooms and suites are spacious and elegant featuring specially commissioned fabrics and antique furniture, along with generous-sized beds, luxury linens, Aromatherapy Associates toiletries and the deepest baths in London, allegedly, reside in the white marble bathrooms.
Forget calorie-counting here, The Dorchester boasts five restaurants each offering a unique and unforgettable dining experience. The Grill oozes 1930s glamour and offers diners the best of modern British favourites. China Tang boasts the best Cantonese food outside China within an Art Deco setting, whilst the indulgent Spatisserie is perfect for light lunches. Since 1931, the opulent surroundings of The Promenade has been home to the most glorious, sumptuous Afternoon Teas.
The Dorchester’s jewel in the crown has to be ‘Alain Ducasse’, one of the UK’s four 3-Michelin-Starred Restaurants. Offering contemporary French cuisine in a modern and elegant setting, consistently championing and enhancing seasonal produce, most of which is sourced from British and French suppliers.
Guests can reserve one of the private VIP dining areas, if they so choose, at the original Chef’s Table at The Dorchester or Table Lumiere at Alain Ducasse.
For shameless pampering look no further than The Dorchester Spa. Take your fitness to the next level with one-on-one Yoga or Pilates sessions with one of The Dorchester’s fitness professionals or work out with personal trainer Simon Inman in the beautiful surroundings of Hyde Park or in the Techno-Gym.
If pampering is your goal relax and unwind as therapists work their magic in a range of treatments from full-body massages to signature, break-through anti-ageing techniques and treatments from worldwide leading skincare experts.
Its close association with the rich and famous makes The Dorchester the perfect place for the discerning traveller with a taste for luxury and impeccable service.
The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA