The Dorchester Hotel London: Five Star Hotel, Michelin Stared Restaurant and Spa in Mayfair
The Dorchester Hotel London in 2011 celebrates its 80th birthday of bringing five star luxury accommodation to the affluent Mayfair district of London. The hotel was constructed on the former site of Dorchester House by Sir Malcom McAlpine and Sir Francis Towle in 1929 and opened its doors to guests early in 1931. Since then the hotel, like many of London’s finest institutions has had a colourful history.
In its time the Dorchester hotel has played host to Prince Phillips “stag night” in 1947, the Beatles received awards at the hotel in 1964 and in 2004 the hotel starred in the romantic comedy Wimbledon, along with 60 members of staff from the hotel.
Today the hotel offers guests some of the finest hotel rooms in London, all fashioned in the 1930’s art deco style with touch of the English country.
Rooms are available in three main classes, superior, deluxe and executive. For a real treat go for the executive which features, walk in wardrobes, a separate walk in shower and a king size four poster bed. Rooms are available with view both out onto Mayfair or Hyde park, be sure to ask at the time of booking.
If Italian marble bathrooms and views onto Hyde park aren’t enough, then book a table at the hotels own three Michelin stared restaurant, Alain Ducassee at the Dorchester. The restaurant serves modern French cuisine with a particular emphasis upon the use of fresh seasonal and local produce.
If modern French isn’t your bag, then try the Grill at the Dorchester instead. Headed up by Brian Hughson, the restaurant serves a full menu of hearty British fare from grilled Dover sole to traditional roasts of lamb.
Finally there is the Dorchester Spa, a place to relax and enjoy health and beauty treatments all in the luxury art deco surroundings that match the décor of the rest of the hotel, the spa has received several accolades including “Boutique spa of the year 2010” at the professional beauty awards.
The Dorchester Hotel London