After the Dorchester Collection’s Plaza Athénée in 2014, the group’s legendary Dorchester hotel in London is set to go under a comprehensive renovation as of February 2022.
The renovation – scheduled to be complete by September 2022 – as part of an ongoing investment programme to enhance one of the world’s most legendary hotels, will be the biggest for the property since 1989. It will start with the entrance to the hotel, The Promenade and The Bar at The Dorchester, as well as two guest floors. 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 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.