The Dorchester, one of the world’s most iconic hotels, announced its expected completion of the first stage of its renovation this September. Situated in Mayfair, London, with Hyde Park just steps away, The Dorchester partnered with some of the most renowned names in architecture and design to renovate and recast the hotel.
Pierre-Yves Rochon will redesign the hotel’s entrance, The Promenade, new Cake & Flowers boutique and guestrooms and suites. The vision for the rooms and suites consists of a light, fresh and thoughtfully composed design, varying in colors inspired by an English garden. The color palette draws from pale leaf green and rose fog pink to heather blue and lemon yellow. The Dorchester also introduces new signature and junior suites for spacious and more residential-style accommodations.
The hotel’s entrance will see new lighting illuminate the exterior, casting a welcoming glow across Park Lane. The forecourt will also be enhanced, showcasing a beautiful green granite underfoot and a landscaped garden area underneath the famed plane tree. The Promenade will soon feature a new destination toward the end of it, serving as a glamorous area for fun evenings full of Champagne, seafood and entertainment.
Cake & Flowers boutique, a new addition to The Dorchester, will include feature windows displaying masterpieces by in-house designer florist Philip Hammond, and executive pastry chef Michael Kwan. Guests walking inside will discover signature pastries and cakes to take away, as well as floral bouquets, a selection of Champagnes and artisan chocolates.
The Dorchester also employed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to redesign the bar. Adorned with movie star looks and a supporting cast of bartenders, the new interior draws inspiration from the 1930s, with both a dedicated Park Lane entrance and an outside terrace with views of Hyde Park. The bar’s highlight sees a 1920s Palladium leaf ceiling, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for all to enjoy.
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