Set to complete in September 2022, the renderings of the first stage of the long-awaited renovations have been unveiled by the legendary hotel.
One of the London’s most legendary hotels, The Dorchester has revealed the details of the first phase of its grand renovation. The iconic property has collaborated with Pierre-Yves Rochon to transform everything from its entrance, The Promenade, to the new Cake & Flowers boutique and the guest rooms and suites. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has been appointed to redesign the bar. The Dorchester will reveal the entire facelift in early September 2022, but the hotel remains open for guests throughout the renovation.
A prominent landmark standing tall on the edge of Hyde Park for over nine decades, the popular façade of The Dorchester will be fitted with new lightings that will rejuvenate the exteriors as well as offer a refreshing glow to the Park Lane. Arrivals will be an extravagant affair as the guests will be welcomed at an enhanced forecourt, featuring a beautiful green granite underfoot and a landscaped, verdant garden.
The open lobby will be flooded with natural light and enhanced by two imposing artworks. The Promenade, with an original collection of contemporary artworks running throughout, will be effortlessly flowing from the lobby right into the heart of the hotel and the setting for the hotel’s dining experiences. At the end of The Promenade, a brand new destination will be created for fun evenings full of champagne, seafood, and entertainment.
The facelift will also see fresh and thoughtfully-composed rooms and suites designed in varying colourways inspired by an English garden, from pale leaf green and rose fog pink, to heather blue and lemon yellow. There will also be new signature and junior suites introduced, offering ample space and comforts to the guests.
Redesigned by Martin Brudnizki, the hotel’s legendary cocktail institution will offer the guests a bar complete with ornate design and new interiors inspired by the spirit and elegance of the roaring ’30s. The new layout will add a dedicated Park Lane entrance and an outside terrace with views towards Hyde Park, and the upper area will provide more privacy without compromising on the atmosphere of the set-up. A series of Cecil Beaton pieces will hang within the bar, while the 1930 Palladium leaf ceiling will create a warm effect as Martini hour transitions into the evening.
With its own entrance on the Deanery Street corner of the hotel, Cake & Flowers is an entirely new offering to entice the curious and sophisticated. Feature windows will come alive with captivating masterpieces that showcase the passion and mastery of in-house designer florist, Philip Hammond, and executive pastry chef, Michael Kwan. Within, shelves and cases will be filled with lively delights; signature pastries and cakes to take away, uniquely presented gift hampers, floral bouquets and a selection of Champagnes and artisan chocolates.